I have to say a very big Thank You to my friend, Andie of Contagiously Crafty, for the most fabulous gift - that I received in the mail on the weekend. Now, Andie had said she would love to send me something for being such a fabulous friend and I was not expecting what turned up in the post. Andie, you will never truly know how thankful I am for your most wonderful gift and your special gift of friendship.
Andie, sent me the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Dies and Stamp set. I had mentioned in passing that I would probably ask for them for Christmas - well I didn't have to wait :-) Thank you, my dearest friend for this and your most wonderful card and note. Look at the card she made for me, isn't it gorgeous.
Andie shares here blog with her friend Brandy, and they both make the most amazing cards you really do have to check them out. Also, Andie wrote this amazing post which I read yesterday morning and I was so full of emotion and gratitude, that I couldn't even write a comment until later in the afternoon. You can see her post here :-)
Now after all that is said and done, I just had to play with these new stamps and dies and, a birthday card needed for today was all the encouragement I needed.
I found the perfect papers to set them off in a First Edition 6" by 6" card stock stack called Spring Feast. All I had to do was give it a base layer and add the Happy Birthday.
For the stamping of the flowers and sentiment I used CTMH Cranberry ink and the leaves are stamped with Stampin' Up Old Olive.
For the inside, I had to use the same fabulous papers.
I just loved using these dies and it's the first time I have used the stamp and die together, they really add so much dimension and detail to the flowers.
I added some teeny tiny rhinestones to the base layer, just to give it that bit of sparkle. So pleased with how this turned out.
I can't say thank you enough to Andie for her amazing gift, so Thank you Andie :-)
I am entering this card in the following challenges.
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Challenge: CAS or Full On (closes 23 June)
Cuttin and Stampin - Weekly challenge 14-24: Birthdays (closes 23 June)
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #200: Celebrations (closes 23 June)
Crafting From the Heart - Challenge #23: Always Anything Goes (closes 22 June)
Through the Purple Haze Challenges - Challenge #46: Anything Goes (closes 21 June)
Vintage Stamping Challenges - Challenge #21: Summer Blooms (closes 6 July)
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #174: Anything Goes (closes 23 June)
Digistamps4Joy - Challenge #94: Flowers, Flowers, Flowers (closes 24 June)
Thanks for stopping by today.