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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Rocking Birthday Card

So I decided to join a few more challenges this week and tried to combine several Split Coast challenge requirements into one project. Why not? When I first saw the below Splitcoast Stamper's Sketch Card, SC616, I wasn't sure what could I create. The circles in this sketch threw me off. What theme should I use? Baby? Graduation theme perhaps?

Perhaps a color challenge would surely help right... CC606 Dancing the Bermuda Colors.

Island Indigo
Calypso Coral
Bermuda Bay

I hit my stash of paper scraps to meet the color challenge inspiration. Lo and behold I found Close to My Heart paper where the colors were a perfect match.

Last but not least Simple Cards CAS400 had a Celebrations theme challenge. The challenge requirements were that the card must include the following...
C - Celebration theme (birthday, christmas, retirement, etc.)
A - Aqua (monochromatic blue/green color scheme)
S - Sparkle (add a touch of glitz)

Now searched through my embellishment stash I came across these musical notes stickers and guitar with glitter. Typing a sentiment on my computer I began to create this Rocking Birthday Card

Although it took a bit longer to combine all the challenges it was still fun to create and I love the end product.This is birthday card is unisex and that's useful to have a few greeting cards for men. I hope you enjoyed following my creative process.

Products used
  • Close to My Heart (CTMH) patterned paper with the talk bubbles for background 
  • Circles were from scraps (1 honey CTMH cardstock, 1 CTMH patterned paper, 1 Mellisa Frances [atterned paper)
  • Cloud 9 Patterned paper 
  • Recollections A2 card base and coordinating creme envelope
  • EK stickers Rock & Roll SPG056

Happy Halloween!

So I made a Halloween greeting card inspired by and used Mojo Monday's sketch MOJO471. What's so neat about this card is that I used nothing but scraps of paper and left over stickers.

A while back I began to organize my crafting supplies following Totally Tiffany's system. When it came to my patterned papers I cut my paper scraps into 4.25" x 5.5" A2 card base size and sorted them by color. As a result I am now using more scraps of paper.

Below are the products I used to create this greeting card:

  1. Recollections Kraft A2 card base with matching envelope
  2. Graphic 45 patterned papers
  3. Recollections stamp for images
  4. American Crafter's stickers for embellishments. 
  5. Close to My Heart's Pansy Purple ink pad to ink card and embellishment edges
  6. Two Spellbinder's dies called Labels 4 and Lacy Ovals.
  7. Copic Markers: BV12, V15, YR04, Y13,Y17

Hope you have a spookacular Halloween!

Francis Ames