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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Birthday Party for Vicki!

Hi all! Surprised to see me on Wednesday? Well, it's a special day today because my friend, Lesley, is hosting a linky birthday party on her blog for Vicki Burdick! She's gathered us together around the virtual birthday cake--or the stamping table as it were--to wish Vicki a very happy birthday!  Head on over to Lesley's blog and check out the fun!
I've never met Vicki in person but we've worked together when she rocked her Guest Designer gig on the Paper Players Design Team.  As a long-time follower of her blog, It's a Stamp Thing, I was thrilled to work with this talented and friendly artist.   Vicki is kind, caring and incredible creative so when Lesley extended the invitation for Vicki's linky party, I said you 'betcha!  So here's to you, Vicki, wishing you the happiest of birthdays and a wonderful year ahead!

And in case you're wondering about the card, there's a complete supply list at the bottom.  
The background paper is the fabulous Naturals Composition Specialty paper that's been sponged with White craft ink.  Each sheet features a different embossed pattern.  The sponging covers the naturals paper but leaves the glossy embossed areas giving the whole thing a lovely texture AND shine.  Shine on, Vicki!
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Supplies 
Stamps: Apothecary Art 
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso 
Paper: Naturals White, Certainly Celery, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake CS; Naturals Composition Specialty Paper
Extras: Labels Framelits; Boho Blossoms punch; Modern Label punch; Scalloped Oval punch; piercing tool & mat; Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon; Basic Pearls

10 comments:

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card Nance-I love your splash of colour against the pretty embossed background :)
Nessa xx

Linda Callahan said...

This is beautiful! I never thought of sponging on this with white - but I will now - love the effect! And how fun to do cards for Vicki - she rocks!

Amy O said...

Beautiful, Nance! I love the fun colors, and I love what you did with the Naturals dsp.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance this is such a pretty card for the "virtual" party. How fun. Love how colors show off so nice against the neutral background too. I HAVE this pack of DSP and have only used ONE piece since I got it! I'll have to get it out and see what I can get to go together using your inspiration! hugs.

Vicki B. said...

Oh Nance, this is just gorgeous, Love that speciality paper and that pretty bow and flowers!!! Thank you for making my birthday so sweet!!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card Nance, love the sponging on the paper!! Thanks for helping me to surprise Vicki!!

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

Oh my gosh, how cool is this? I love the sponged DSP and all the colors that work so well together but stand out so much on their own. So awesome!

Anne Marie Hile said...

A beautiful card for a wonderful gal! Love the fun color combo! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Nance, this is a wonderful birthday card for Vicki! That paper and bow are divine!!

Julie Marshall said...

Pretty card Nance! I love the layered sentiment.