Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wintery Blue Birthday Wishes

Today's card is made with cool, wintery colors for a friend whose birthday is tomorrow, early in the month of January. The background is almost frosty in appearance because of the silver-flecked tulle laid on top of the blue cardstock background. I found a neat tool at Michael's that I bought and am using today; it is by Recollections, and stamps, embosses and punches in one easy step. How neat is that? It was used on the flowers. I used embossing ink, then embossed with silvery white embossing powder, also by Recollections.

I tried adding a small butterfly to the card, but it was just too much. Sometimes I need to know when to stop.  :o)

These were used to make the card:

EK Success 1 1/4" Scalloped Circle Punch
Memory Box Lorelai Leaf and Lorelai Leaf Outline
Sentiment from Internet
Recollections Flower Stamp/Emboss/Punch Set; Sparkling Embossing Powder
Silver-Flecked Tulle
Iridescent Sequins
White Doily
Silver Wire-Edged Double-Looped Ribbon Bow

Iridescent sequins and silver-flecked tulle:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 08 Allsorts Challenge - Something New 3E #1
Jan 08 Classy Cards 'n' Such - Winter Blues 3E #1
Jan 09 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Jan 09 Robin's Fetish Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jan 10 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3E #1
Jan 11 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Jan 14 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AG 3E #1
Jan 17 Artistic Inspirations Challenge - AG/Winter Blues UE
Jan 19 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Jan 29 Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - AG 2E #1
Jan 31 Craft Dee Bowz - AG with a handmade Bow UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT


  1. Beautiful! Love all the layers and textures you've included. Lovely background! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday! Happy New Year!

  2. Lovely creation with lots of fabulous bling! Thanks so much for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. Beautiful Ginny! I love what you did with this card. Amazing tectures and gorgeous bow.

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

  4. This is beautiful, Ginny. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing art with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. So, so pretty! I love how you used the tulle over the card; it adds so much texture and shine! Your colors and sparkle are certain to add celebration to your friend's birthday! Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD!

  6. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Very beautiful card! Especially the textures in the background. Thank you for joining our weekly challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

  8. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'What's New' challenge week. The new challenge starts tomorrow, hope you join in again x Susan x

  9. A gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

  10. Beautiful - love all the different textures.

    Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish.

    Helen x

  11. Your card is just gorgeous. I love all the fabulous details. Thanks for joining us for the Classy Cards N Such challenge.

  12. Oh My!! this is gorgeous. Love the colors and the embellies. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  13. This is so very beautiful! Love all the gorgeous sparkle and fabulous flowers!

  14. This is amazing! I love the texture...Thanks for joining last week's Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. We would like to invite you to the ongoing Challenge this week with a chance to win fabulous prizes. Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN

  15. Love the design and colour.. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #25.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw *wink* :D



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