Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Happy Belated Birthday, Dear Friend!


Hi everyone.  My dear friend Karen (Snippets) celebrated her birthday at the beginning of January.  I was behind getting her card in the mail, so she has just received it. :)

Hope you had a wonderful birthday Karen!

I made this background a while ago, so I'm not 100% sure of what ink I used, but believe it is brushos (turquoise and ultra marine) with some gold Inka Gold wax.  I tend to make up a lot of backgrounds to have on hand for making cards at a later date.  Must remember to write on the back the inks I used. :)

I wanted the gorgeous colours of the icy sky to be the star, so added a simple white embossed image of two trees and some snow drifts.

Thanks for coming by for a visit! :)








Stamps:  Snow Dust (Penny Black); Fun Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Ink:  Versamark; Delicata Gold; Brushos
Accessories & Tools:  Inka Gold, water mister, white embossing powder, heat tool, Snow drifts die (My Favorite Things)

27 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, the sky looks amazing with the white images. Got some inka gold pastes for christmas and must try out your smooshing techniques, Cathy x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Loll your you always create the most fabulous backgrounds

Anne

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you created your sky with your Brushos and Inka Gold...WOW! It's so soft and lovely, yet truly striking, and your white trees are perfect!

Gail Townsend said...

Love your beautiful sky, and those White embossed trees look perfect against it xxx

Bonnie said...

These icy, shimmery trees are gorgeous against the beautiful smooshed sky!

Susan said...

My kind of card!! Love the icy sky and trees - perfect for a January birthday in eastern Canada!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great background. Blue sky, on the ground is a thick layer of snow, the great frost and the sun is shining. If the winter has to be, let it be like that. Beautiful card, Karen was certainly delighted.
Hugs and kisses,
BozenA

Becky said...

This is stunning. Love the background.

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Loll! I love the icy trees.

Lee-Anne said...

How beautiful! Love the snow and the gorgeous shade of blue! Perfect color for Karen!

HJ said...

Beautiful card, Loll! I love the background, and the icy trees. TFS

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll, your icy blue sky is Stunning. I'm sure Karen loved her card, esp. The blue sky :-) I love how you used Snow Dust, one of my new stamps. TFS your beauty my friend. Hugs, Nancy

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I didn't think it was possible Loll, but these beautiful backgrounds of yours seem to just get better and better! Have a lovely evening my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

MaryH said...

You know I love anything you do with the Brusho-s, and what a perfectly icy, beautiful winter snowscape you've managed on this one. It's gorgeous with the brusho sky - and the brilliant white of those snowhills and winter trees! Your friend will be so pleased to have a Loll Masterpiece! TFS & Hugs too.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely sky!

DL said...

Your card is stunning!!

TK said...

This is so stunningly beautiful! I must pick up my jaw now...

Karen B said...

Simply beautiful Loll. The colours and simple design are stunning. Love the clusters of stars - so effective.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Kylie said...

The white embossed trees were the perfect way to show off that beautiful sky! xx

Aileen (mum) said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love the colours u have used and that stamp is just brilliant. On another note did u see there are new colours coming out in brushos. Apparently beautiful rainbow colours, not that I have any but certainly tempting.

Inkyfingers said...

This is so striking and beautiful Loll - almost makes me wish for snow so I can wrap up and take walk in it! Thanks for the heads up about Blogger - I'll mention it on my blog too.
Hugs
Carol x

Joan said...

Simply gorgeous!

cm said...

I know Karen loves your beautiful wintry wonderland card, Loll, as do I! The trees, the sky, the snowy drifts...so incredible...
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

How beautiful, Loll ... the shimmery frostiness on those trees and on the drift of wind blown snow is stunning against that gorgeous background! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

The background is fabulous and the trees stunning, Loll.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I bet Karen loved it - it's gorgeous and makes me wish I lived in the nth hemisphere!!!

Karen D. said...

I do love it!! So gorgeous and special!
THanks so very much mf.
hugs,
Karen