Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Birthday Cake Full of Candles

Hi, Friends.....

I am back home in smoky Idaho.  We are hugely fortunate that our home did not burn.  Our amazing firefighters were so incredibly awesome!!  We are truly grateful to God for protecting them as they worked to save as many homes as possible.  The fires are still burning elsewhere and the smoke is terrible here,  but for now our community is safe.  Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!!!

Today I am sharing a streamlined birthday card I put together this afternoon.  It went together quickly because I already had the layered embossed background and the stamped image made.  Also, I used a premade card base.  Super easy to assemble with all those things available!  Love it.

The cake image is from an USS (Unidentified Stamp Set) I found at a thrift store.  I love that the images have words in them.  It is stamped and heat embossed with white powder on a scrap from my DCWV Creamy Stack (apparently discontinued).  The sentiment, from my Mark's Finest Papers - Above the Rest stamp set, is stamped with Distress Ink in Peeled Paint.  The layered embossed background uses scraps from my stash and then is dry embossed with my Darice - Checkered folder.  A few rhinestones from my stash finished it with a bit a bling.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!  Hope you are having a good week.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #276 - Use a candle or decorate one.
2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #162 - Birthday or TY
3. Verve August 2015 Inspiration Challenge - Celebration
4. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party
5. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #191 - Use Snippets
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #198 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
8. DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes


Di said...

Brilliant snippets card Janis - and even more brilliant is the news that your back home and your house is safe!


Di xx

SARN said...

Couldn't agree more with Di's comment above.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Vickie Y said...

Fun image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F candle Challenge.

Stampsnob. said...

Great card love the print on the cake Thanks for playing with us at MFP SFF>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lis

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is quite lovely. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 198th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Natalie said...

Love it when a card comes together so quickly!! It's very sweet! Love the weaved embossing! Glad your home is safe from the fires, Praise the Lord! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

Karenladd said...

So happy to see you back home and crafting again! I know that there are still new fires popping up here and there so will be glad to hear when everything is safe again. In the meantime, this fun birthday card is a great way to celebrate anyone's birthday! Love the way you have been combining your previously made card backgrounds with stamped images to create smile-inducing art!

Davi said...

Glad to hear your home is safe, our friends lost theirs in our fire here!! Your card is very pretty, I like the embossed background to show off the cool cake :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

So glad you are safe & sound at home. We live near the Everglades where there are fires (drove through one once - not fun!) in the dry seasons. NOW we are awaiting Hurricane Erika. Seems like a pretty mild one but we're in for a lot of wind & rain for sure this weekend.
Your card is very pretty - love that stamp! And your color combo is delicious!

Kren Kurts said...

Hi, Janis. I always love to see what you've been up to. Thanks for joining us for our candle challenge at the MFPSS/SFF blog. kReN, MFPSS/DT

ionabunny said...

Hi Janis, love the striped embossed bg. Glad you are safe home. Hugz

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Janis! the embossing looks lovely and I love the cute cake.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Sue D said...

Great background and glad you are home safe.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a fun card. Love the texture. Thanks for playing along with our Diva Inspirations challenge!