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Mar 22, 2010

Lucky Birthday Wishes

Happy KSS Monday!!  There's one last set from the March release that I have to show you today, it's Multi-Step Horseshoes and it's another great mini set!  As I thought about it, there are several ways this set can be used.  Maria pointed out that if you pair it up with the stars from Multi-Step Ornament & Stars you can make a western themed card.  You could also pair it up with the Multi-Step Shamrocks & Clover for a neat lucky Irish card. You can also pair it up with some small flowers and make a vintage-birthday card like I have today.

I've seen vintage cards/postcards for birthdays, Christmas and wedding cards using a horseshoe surrounded by a bouquet of flowers.  So I went through my Kitchen Sink Stamps floral stamps and ended up using the smallest sunflower from Multi-Step Sunflowers and the smallest daisy from 3 Step Daisies for my bouquet.  The sentiment is from Simple Sentiments.

I started stamping with the flowers first - the purple sunflower and then the 2 small daisies.  I masked the purple daisy and then stamped the yellow daisy (see all the recipes below) and the leaves.  I then made a mask for the other flowers and stamped the horseshoe.  Once I stamped the sentiment I die cut the image using Nestabilities Label 3 and aged it with the die still in place.

The background of the card was stamped using Vanilla ink and the script block background from 3 Step Letters from the Past.

Have you played this month's KSS Crew Challenge yet?  This Friday night is the deadline so get stamping!  The challenge is masking and you can get all the details HERE.  Please visit the rest of the KSS Crew  to see what they've cooked up today!  :)

AngelaConnieLisaLynnMakikoMaria
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Cardstock: Kraft, Plum Pudding, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper:  Websters Pages, Stamps: 3 Step Daisies, Multi-Step Sunflowers, 3 Step Letters from the Past, Multi-Step Horseshoes, Simple Sentiments (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Ink: see below and Tea Dye Duo (Papertrey Ink), Accessories: Nestabilities, Plum Pudding Ribbon, Vintage Button, Twine (Papertrey Ink), scallop punch (SU!), pearls (Zva Creative)

Ink Recipes:
Purple Sunflower:  Step 3 - Sweet Plum (Memento), Step 2 - Sweet Plum (stamped off), Step 1 - Sweet Plum (stamped off 2x), Step 4 - Sweet Plum, Step 5 - Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink) 
Daisy 1Step 2 - Hibiscus Burst, Step 1 - Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)
Daisy 2:  Step 2 - Raspberry Fizz, Step 1 - Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink)

Leaves:  Step 3 - New Leaf (Papertrey Ink), Step 2 -  Bamboo Leaves (Memento), Step 1 - New Sprout (Memento)


Horseshoe:  Step 3 - Rich Cocoa, Step 2 - Rich Cocoa (stamped off), Step 1 - Pearlescent Beige (Memento)
 

11 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful, Julie! That bouquet is AMAZING!

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  2. Beautiful vintage birthday card. Love the colors you used for your bouquet!

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  3. I love this masked masterpiece, Julie!! That spray of flowers over the horseshoe is absolutely divine!!
    Fabulous layout and embellishments!!

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  4. Oh Julie! I love this...the combo of the horseshoe with the flowers!! Love the splash of purple!!

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  5. Oh my goodness, Julie! This is super beautiful!!! I love the mix of the flowers and the horse shoe. Fantastic design and detail, girlfriend!

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  6. What a perfectly wonderful card - it almost looks like the horseshoe is glowing with luck.

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  7. Julie, this is stunning! The colors are gorgeous and the cluster of flowers could not be move beautiful! Fabulous job of masking!

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  8. WOW!! Julie, this is amazing, I am totally blown away!! Gorgeous card, the bouquet is stunning!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  9. This is so beautiful, and those flowers really pop!! Gorgeous card!!

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  10. Julie... I am speechless! Your card is absolutely AMAZING! Fabulous way to incorporate all the different sets! It totally reminds me of the vintage birthday post-cards! AWESOME masking!

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