Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's your Birthday!

Don't you just love getting packages in the mail?? It always feels like its a special occasion to me> No matter how many times I look over my order, anticipating the new crafty goodies I have coming, there is always that joy when the box finally arrives and I can put my inky little fingers on my new stuff!

Yesterday was no exception> I placed a Papertrey order at midnight Saturday night and my stuff in THREE DAYS!!! Like a kid in the candy store I rummaged through my new goodies.

Of note is that I ordered the new Hibiscus Burst paper and ink and buttons. Can I just say that this pink is so YUMMY?! I sat still for all about 15 minutes before cracking into that pack of paper! Usually it just goes in my office to maybe be used another day, but I just HAD to create something!

This card was totally inspired my my pink and black zebra striped phone case. I used Hibiscus Burst ink, CS and button. The zebra stripes are my favorite though! I covered the whole outside og the CS with versamark and powdered it up with black embossing powder. Then i took my trusty PC scraper (you couls use a bone folder) and scraped lines of the embossing powder off to create stripes. I finished by heating up the powder to melt it into a nice shine. A little crazy, but I like it! You can't really tell that the black is shiny in this photo (camera-phone ya know?)

I added some thin polka dot ribbon and a really cool button from the HB collection. I also trimmed a wave on the edge to break up the zebra print.

I lined the inside with some white CS and stamped "go WILD" in black and hibiscus. For an added touch I even drew stripes on the "WILD".
I hope you enjoyed today's project as much as I enjoyed making it! Have a great day!



Jen said...

Love this card! Looks like you had fun with your new goodies!

Rebecca said...

You are making me really glad that I ordered the pink buttons this time. What a fun card!

Sara Paschal said...

Love the combo also, I can't wait to get playing.

Awesome card!

Chris said...

very nice!n i love it!! >"<