... Good morning. Where has this week gone? I've a birthday card to share with you today - I've used a couple of challenges to make it:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Raining Flowers, Wacky Wishes (Hostess), Stacks of Wishes (Hostess)
Inks: SU - Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Dies: My Favourite Things - Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX
Accessories: SU Design Paper - Baja Breeze; SU Card - Baja Breeze; SU Marker - Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry; White Lustre card; Gem
I love the colours on this week's Paper Players challenge - so sad that Baja Breeze is being retired! And it's the sketch just lovely - I can see this one coming out again and again. I have also taken inspiration for my card from Deanna's lovely card. I used the Jumbo Fishtail dies to cut the two banners - one in a pretty pattern and one plain on which I stamped the birthday sentiment. I got my Raining Flowers set last week and am really pleased that I got it - such a pretty set. I stamped the central flower three times - twice in Rich Razzleberry and once in Island Indigo, cut out the layers and then built up the flower with dimensional tape. I love the explosion of flowers across the top of the banners. For the sentiment I used my marker pens to colour the letters individually and after stamping I went over the letters to increase the depth of colour.
For the inside - I went a little mad! I cut a mat layer of Baja Breeze and a white panel on which I stamped some more of the flowers from Raining Flowers and finished with a fun sentiment.
I posted this card last Monday as my friend has her birthday this week and I wanted to make sure it got to her on time. I'm terrible at getting cards off on time.
That's all for now - see you soon.