Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PTI's February 2014 Blog Hop

Oh, the colors of Spring are so refreshing, especially after all the rain we've had in Western Washington. It seems like a lot to me, but meterologists say we are still below average. At least we're not dealing with drought, bitter cold, abundance of snow, tornadoes, hurricanes or earthquakes. As I type this, the sun is starting to peak through the clouds, and our perennials are showing signs of growth. Spring is in the air! That brings me to the reason for today's post. Papertrey Ink's February 2014 Blog Hop is today, and the challenge is all about Sweet Spring.


Since I needed a card for my grandniece's 14th birthday, I thought I'd go with some soft and subtle colors and a bit of bling. Four of the 14 candles are popped up using mounting tape, and all the flames were highlighted with glitter. Sometime along the way, I was inspired by a couple of cards done by Maile but can't find either one right now. Sure am looking forward to her return in March to see what she's got up her sleeve. For now, here's my card. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone and Winter Wisteria
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria and SU Groovy Guava
Stamps: Birthday Style and Trendy Tree Tops
Dies: Birthday Style
Other: Foam Mounting Tape, white glitter glue and colored sequins (from my stash)


PatQ's Cards said...

This is a really cheerful birthday card.

Joyce said...

What a fun and happy birthday card--love the colors you chose--they really do scream spring.

Kay said...

Awesome card- I'm sure your grandniece will absolutely love it!

Sherrie M. said...

Such a bright and festive card Kathy! Love the banners on the bottom especially - makes for a great birthday party!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the bright cheerful colors!

Leigh Penner said...

So fun & cheerful! Great card!

Tonya Jastad said...

Great Birthday card! Love the colors!

Steph Hilt said...

Love this idea of using multiple candles to match the birthday. Great color combo and cheery card!