Triple Starburst Birthday

Hi there! I think that Snowmageddon 2016 has finally come to an end. It snowed here all day and we got about 30 inches. 29 inches more than I care for! I think the worst part was the wind, you couldn’t even stand outside. Poor little Winston didn’t know what to do, the snow was way higher than him! Everyone was told to stay off the roads from 2:30pm yesterday until sometime this morning. The Long Island Rail Road along with Metro North and any above ground subways were also closed. I spent all day in the house watching moves and crafting. I did venture over to my parent’s for dinner, mum made the most delicious chicken soup! Today I will attempt to dig out my poor car, that should be loads of fun! Here is a picture of my parents backyard…

Snowmageddon 2016

That was around 6:00 and it snowed for at least another 8 hours. I will say it again, I’m not a fan of Winter!

One of the cards that I made yesterday is today’s card, a nice masculine birthday card! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Black 110lb. For my background I used the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Background Stamp and heat embossed it on a piece of Smoky Slate with Ranger Silver Pearl Embossing Powder. It’s then adhered to the card with SNAIL and Fun Foam. My stars are cut out from some Basic Gray, Black 110lb and Bronze 80lb with the Spellbinders Shining Star Die. I ran it through twice, once to cut it out and then again with the Beige Embossing Mat. The bottom two are adhered with Multi-Matte Medium and the top bronze one with Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Lawn Fawn Let’s Bokeh Photopolymer Stamp Set and it’s stamped in Versa-Fine Onyx Black. I love that Silver Pearl Embossing Powder, it looks so cool on the Smoky Slate! I hope that you like today’s card! Thank you very much for stopping by, wish me luck on digging out! Have a Super Sunday! 🙂

Triple Starburst Birthday-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Let’s Bokeh Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Silver Pearl (Ranger)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections), Bronze (Unkown), Smoky Slate and Basic Gray (Stampin’ Up!)

Die: Shining Star (Spellbinders)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Beige Embossing Pad and Fun Foam

26 Replies to “Triple Starburst Birthday”

  1. Oh, I really, really like this card . . . everything about it.
    Oh and I really, really HATE the snow . . . it keeps me indoors which is not always convenient.

  2. Love this card, I’ve pinned it for the next time i need a man card, thanks for the inspiration Justin. Stay warm and safe in all that snow.

    1. Thank you very much Rachel! I’m not going anywhere just yet! I think today will be another crafty day! 🙂

  3. Great card, Justin! You’re absolutely right about that silver embossing powder, and I love that die. So dramatic! Good luck with the digging out today. At least the sun is out!

    1. Thank you Leah! The EP is my favorite, adds just a little touch of shimmer! The die is great and it’s a Christmas one, but I love it for a birthday card! Yup, the sun is out, now wouldn’t it be nice if it all melted! 🙂

  4. Love the shooting star effect, Justin! The metallic papers are so cool – love the coppery one especially!

    So glad you survived and good luck with the Big Dig!! We ended up with a slight dusting as the air was so dry here that even though the heavy snow bands were over my area, it just didn’t make it down to the ground. I’m not complaining since I know we’ll make up for it with another storm where areas N&W get the accumulations while the city gets a dusting. Hope Winston finds a clear area to do his biz as the snow is definitely not fun for our schnauzers (not so tall, the ice balls that form on their legs and beard which require combing out, etc.). We got smart last year and used our snowblower to clear out a path for Lexi so she had room to walk from the front to the back where she could go underneath the deck. If someone was driving by our house when she was out, they would just see this little head popping up as she pranced along her path. LOL

    1. Thank you Christy! The copper paper is my favorite, I need to remember what it’s called!
      Yes, it definitely was the big dig! You are lucky that you only got a dusting! I wish that was what we got! Winston got a path cleared and is much better now! Yes, they do get a little caked in snow don’t they?! Have a lovely day! 🙂

  5. Gorgeous card Justin. I absolutely love copper, so this had my heart immediately.

    Good luck digging out. 30 inches is a LOT of snow.

    1. Thanks so much Dana! I think the Copper is a nice change from gold!
      We will be digging out for a while, especially if the plows keep putting it back!

  6. That is really a great die Justin and definitely one that can be used all year long. I think it will be super for July 4th cards. The bronze paper is fabulous. I don’t think I’ve ever seen bronze card stock. I’ll have to check around. Nice, masculine card today. I”m always looking for ideas for masculine cards.

    So, you got a little bit of snow yesterday and you have to dig your car out. Hmmmmm – I’ll be quiet about that even though it’s always hard for me to be quiet. NAH, I’ll go ahead and say it – 29″ is a good base for skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowmobiling and building snow sculptures. It’s Mother Nature’s fertilizer so that you can have beautiful grass in summer. We would rather have 4 or 5 feet of snow than a tornado, flood or hurricane so we are always thankful for it no matter how inconvenient it is. Gives you an excuse to take it easy for a day and craft, read or do a puzzle. So there are a lot of things to be thankful for when you get a lot of snow. Stop telling yourself you hate it and just remember that without the winter you would not be able to full appreciate the summer. LOL You have yourself a Special Sunday today. Love and hugs, XO 🙂

    1. Thank you Grace! I do like the die a lot, even though it’s technically a christmas die! Yes, I think that it would be great for a fireworks card too! Love that bronze paper, I think that it’s My Mind’s Eye, have to double check!
      LOL! Listen, you live up in the mountains in snow country so yes, what we got would be perfect for you! LOL! Yes, you are right, I will definitely appreciate summer a little more this year! How that you had a nice day! Love and hugs to you! XOXO 🙂

  7. Great card! Love that die, the colors, the layout, the background – everything!

  8. OMG, 30 inches, I’m so sorry, personally thats 29.5 more inches than I’d care for. I’m so glad it did not hit in Chicago! We are due for some tomorrow, not bad but I dread it.

    This card is beautiful, A definate CASE. If you ever recall pleaae share where that bronze paper is from. I love it, and bronze is one color I do not have.

    Just came back from an afternoon scrapbooking, got a few things accomplished, and of course I spent money. Oh well, one way to pass a dreary cold winter day. Take care

    1. Yes! Not fun at all Linda! I could do an inch or two, but this is going to take forever to go away! Good luck with your snow!
      Thank you! I think the paper is My Minds Eye but I’m not sure, I’ll have to check Scrap-A-Latte when I go there again! Glad that you had a nice afternoon and got to buy some fun stuff! It is definitely a good way to pass away a winter day for sure! 🙂

  9. I loved this card so much I ordered the shining star die! It will be perfect for kids birthday cards and graduations cards!

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