I combined Tuesday Morning Sketch #393 and Color Throwdown #433. The color combo was somewhere between purple and blue to me. I thought it looked more purple, but saw some sample cards done with blue so I was hesitating and finally landed on blue because it gave me the chance to pull out a paper bundle I hadn't used in a long time and had put aside in my pile of stuff I wanted to use again. I found a nice green paper in the Let's Bokeh in the Snow paper pack from Lawn Fawn that went well with my blues.
This card came together surprisingly fast. Everything I tried worked right away and the ideas just kept coming. I like that the resulting card could work well for a man - can never have too many of those. On the plus side, "Surprise" is both an English and French word, so this card can work for either case.
Stamps: Beary Special Birthday (My Favorite Things)
Cardstock: Buckaroo Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Patterned Papers: Subtles DSP Pack, Let's Bokeh in the Snow (Lawn Fawn), Original (Authentique)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Night of Navy, VersaMark
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Buttons, Subtles Enamel Shapes,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Markers, Navy Embossing Powder, Square Punches, Designer Washi Tape,
Envelope Punch Board