Well it’s February already and time for shouting out Happy Birthday in a large format.
Congratulations to our guest designer this month – Helen. Pop over to the AAA Birthday blog to see what Helen has designed for her guest spot for this months challenge and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team cards.
One of my favourite stamp companies is Avery Elle and I recently purchased this yummy “Cake for All Seasons” stamp and die set.
Over at The Library Challenge the current challenge is to pick any book cover from the last three years and using the cover, title or story of a selected book as inspiration. I used the colour scheme (red, white, blue and gold) and the stars as my inspiration.
YAY…I’m HAPPY in LOVE with this one layer card. This is my second card I’ll be entering in the current AAA Birthday Card Challenge. I decided to leave “BIRTHDAY” off the front of the card so this could be used for celebrations other than birthdays. Just add the occasion sentiment on the inside of the card.
Images and Background
The stamp set is Party Pals from Avery Elle. I stamped them on Copic friendly cardstock as I knew I particularly wanted to colour a background.
The words are coloured using 2-3 colours but I left the stars just one colour.
I ruled the lines with a copic friendly thin black marker and used the Warm Greys from the copic range to add depth to the background panelling.
I also used the Neutral greys to add drop shadows behind the words and the stars.
I used some brads to imitate the banner being attached to the wall. I’ve had them for ages and they happened to match my colour scheme perfectly.
To finish off I added Glossy Accents to the words to give an extra bit of dimension (see photos below).
I tried out a new technique today that was inspired by a card I saw on Instagram made by Cards by Christine. I decided on an ocean theme and I wanted to use some Create a Smile stamps and a new set of Ocean wave dies from My Favorite Things.
It came together reasonably quickly apart from a couple of false starts with the image colouring. I also applied Wink of Stella clear shimmer to the two narwhols (haven’t worked out how to photograph shimmer yet). The two back layers of the waves and the mama (or papa) narwhol are behind the clear window with the baby and front panel adhered to the front.
The senitment is from Avery Elle “Bubbles” and I heat embossed it 3 times in Zing Embossing Powder colour “Wave” (appropriately named aye!) to give a bit of extra dimension.
The clouds from My Favorite Things are ink blended on the inside of the card in Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Salty Ocean” (again.. appropriate colour name!).
This card could be used for a overseas trip, new baby or birthday.