Good morning everyone, and welcome to my stop on the surprise birthday blog hop for Suzy of So Suzy Stamps! You should be arriving from Josefine's awesome blog where you heard all about the prizes, yes? In case you just stumbled in this Monday morning, let's review; the amazing Justine gathered a whole bunch of Suzy's friends plus former and current Design Team members together to celebrate Suzy turning 40...again...because 40 is the new sexy, after all. We also have three (3) amazing party favors up for grabs! Just leave a comment on every blog for a chance to win:
- $20 So Suzy Gift Certificate from justinehovey.com
- Bunkie Bag from Simply Charming Everyday
- Original MISTI from My Sweet Petunia
Winner will be announced February 22nd!
Ok, on to my card! Now I've had the great pleasure of knowing Suzy for three years now. I was on her original Design Team, have attended card classes at her house, survived grocery shopping with her (never, EVER try to touch the cart. EVER.) and attended Creativation with her and some other fabulous ladies just last month. She is a seriously funny, classy lady with a boat-load of spunk and sass, even if she does kill electronic devices on a regular basis. So keeping all of that in mind I grabbed my Suzy stamps and came up with this:
One classy dame with a glass of champagne! (I know it's a martini glass, just go with me on this.) I started off by stamping the Tulip Background in Versamark ink on the front & inside of my card base to give it that fabulous watermark look. Then out came my MISTI, Versafine Onyx ink, the Martini Lady and the Happy Birthday stamp. I always use my MISTI with solid stamps like this because it takes me so many tries to get the image perfect.
Of course, I also have no patience for drying times, so I added clear embossing powder over the top and heat set it. A little stitching thanks to the stitched rectangle dies and this gal was ready for the card base.
To add height, I added a layer of fun foam behind the panel and attached it all to my card base. Then this lady needed some bling! Fizzy bubbles from the glass with the Nuvo White Blizzard and a necklace and earrings using the Nuvo Soft Gold. While those dried, it was time to make the inside panel.
With the Mirror Image stamp celebration happening, I could not resist pulling mine out for this card. Using it, I added another
And the sentiment? Hehehehehehe...unfortunately, it looks like it's retired (dang it, Suzy!) but it's a classic:
After all, what's a birthday without a little snark? Some more Nuvo drop bubbles and this card was done! You can find all of the supplies I used linked below.
Now you're off to sweet Martha's blog. I'm positive she's got something amazing for you.
Happy Birthday, Suzy!
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