Monday, March 31, 2014

Rainbow Birthday Card & A Little Announcement

This is my second post today, so if you're looking for the Papertrey Ink Stamp Designer Showcase you'll need to scroll down a smidge.

Well, hello there! I still can't believe I get to make this announcement, but I've been chosen as one of this year's Paper Crafts Magazine's Stamping Royalty winners! Totally bananas. For realsies.

You see, last year I made a goal for myself to enter card making contests and start submitting for publication. Ideally, I wanted to get something going before my 30th birthday. Then, I spent eightish months largely neglecting my goal. I saw that the Stamping Royalty contest was about to open, so I thought I'd give it a shot. What's the worst that could happen? They say no? Imagine my surprise when I received the email! My husband's eardrums will never be the same.

I wanted to share a card with you all today and a sparkly, rainbow-y birthday card felt fairly apropos.


I love this sentiment and I wanted it to really stand out, so I kept the card pretty simple. I stamped the candle outline repeatedly and went back to fill in with a variety of colors.


The flames were all stamped with the coordinating image and embellished with a bit of glitter. I stamped the sentiment onto a Sketched Shapes die cut and mounted it atop the candles with a strip of foam tape. Easy!

Thank you so much for joining me today and thank you so much to the editors of Paper Crafts! I'll be here in giggly disbelief if anyone needs anything. Take care and I'll see you again soon!

Recipe:
Stamps: Wishes Come True - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: White - Domtar
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; Rose Bud, Tuxedo Black - Memento
Other: Sketched Shapes Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts

20 comments:

Mary-Anne V said...

congrats just saw that you won at PCC and nice to visit your blog for the first time. Love this cute card.

Nicki S said...

CONGRATS Lizzie!! Loved reading your post ;) I can't wait to see your winning Royalty card!!!

Tracy said...

congratulations Lizzie!

Jingle said...

Adorable card and congratulations! :)

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! It is so deserved!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this card and congratulations Lizzie!

bjmartin said...

Congratulations Lizzie!

Diana K said...

So happy for you, Lizzie! And love this rainbow birthday card too!

Anonymous said...

A huge congrats Lizzie! You deserve it!

Joyce said...

Congratulations. Well deserved. Yay for you.

Taunya Butler said...

This card is awesome and I loved the candles that look like they are glowing thanks to the glitter!! Congrats on the win as well!! Very happy for you!!
Taunya Butler @ daisiesgirl.com

Kara said...

congrats to you!!!!

Angel said...

Congrats to you! Can't wait to see your card!

Laina Lamb said...

Congrats on the win! Love your cards!

Cindy O said...

Congratulations Lizzie! very happy for you.

Randi Jones said...

YEA YOU:-) Very proud of you!

Randi Jones said...

P.S. Liz told me she did the "Snoopy" happy dance:-)

rebecca said...

Congrats Lizzie! Love that an Ohio girl made the grade!!

Lindsey said...

Eek! Super huge congrats to you!!!

see mary stamp said...

What wonderful news! Warmest congratulations! I love your cards and truly enjoy reading your blog posts.