Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Paul's Birthday Card and a Color Challenge

Lissie's here, and when Lissie's visiting, cards are being made--many, many cards. :o) It turns out this extrovert loves company when making cards and the mojo is aflowin'.

Paul's birthday is coming up soon and I needed a card. (Actually, July is a crazy birthday month for our family--six birthdays!) Masculine cards are so tough for me so I went poking around to see if I could find inspiration on the challenge sites.  I found a color challenge over at The Paper Players and thought I would give it a go.

I markered the cupcakes and fussy-cut them out.  I then adhered them using dimensionals to give it some pop.  And, speaking of "pop", I knew I wanted the sentiment to shine so I stamped and backed it with Crushed Curry.  I'm really loving white space at the moment (I think it's the heat, too much stuff just makes me feel even hotter...) so I left the rest of the card as is. 

Well...except for those little cherries on top.  No, they're NOT part of the challenge, but the cupcakes were practically begging for them.  I used my copics to color a medium sized pearl for each and adhered them. 

I know the banner overhangs the edge, but I plan on having Lissie hand-deliver it, so no worries.  :o)

This card uses:

*Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, red Copic markers
*Stamp Sets: "Patterned Occasions", "Curly Cute"
*Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
*Accessories: pearls, dimensionals



LeAnne said...

Lovely, fun card...those cupcakes make me want one! Glad you played with the Paper Players colors this week! Stay cool!

Bailey's Leaf said...

I love the colors together. :) Nice to see you back in the studio!