Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Hello again!  The card I'm sharing today was made for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches as well as the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, where this week we are to use patterned paper.

I was at a bit of a loss in how I was going to create the partial circle for the sketch because none of the circle dies I have are large enough to cover an A2 top fold card from top to bottom, and I didn't have any other dies that could substitute.  Looking around my craft room, I spotted my humongous roll of Scotch foam tape and immediately knew I could use it to trace on the back of the patterned paper with a pencil, then cut out with my scissors.  Once that was adhered to the card base, I went about creating the die cut sentiment from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle from Stampin' Up.

Distress inks Citron Twist and Tumbled Glass were blended on a piece of Bristol paper, then die cut.  It was then die cut a second time from thick white card stock and adhered underneath the ink blended piece, just to the side to give it a "shadow" look.  On that ink blended piece of Bristol I also stamped one of the flowers from the set three times, which were then fussy cut.  I ended up only adding 2 to the front, using the third on the inside of the card.  The balloons were stamped on a separate piece of white card stock then cut with a matching punch.  After adding Clear Wink of Stella to the sentiment, flowers and balloons, Glossy Accents was added to the balloons and flowers to give them a nice shiny look. letting that dry over night.

After the sentiment, balloons and flowers were adhered to the card front, some Fancy Frost (Soft Sky color) and Simon Says Stamp Chameleon (green) sequins were added to finish things off.

Here's a close up of the sentiment where you can see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella.

Thanks for your visit!  I've added links to the challenges above, so be sure to head over there so you can enjoy all the gorgeous inspiration.


Product details
Stamps:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  110# Neenah Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, Lucky Prints 6x6 Paper Pack (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Marina Mist
Other:  Fancy Frost (Stampin' Up) and Chameleon (SSS) sequins, Happy Birthday Thinlit, Balloon Bouquet punch, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Clear Wink of Stella, Ranger Glossy Accents, Paper Snips


LeAnne said...

FUN card!

Kim S said...

I had the same problem with the big curve!! I also have that big roll of tape and it didn't even cross my mind to use it as a template!! LOVE your use of the sketch as a backdrop to the big "happy birthday". Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lin said...

I love this color scheme for summer, Stef - it makes me feel cooler just looking at it!! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Georgiana said...

Great design and perfect color combination.