I can never make enough birthday cards. It’s a good thing that I’m in love with all of Stampin’ Up!’s birthday images and papers – the Occasions Catalog makes celebrating fun! Today is Thursday, which means the Pals Paper Arts team is offering a brand new challenge to share with you today – today is a super-simple sketch. Here’s my card:
And here’s the PPA sketch that inspired my project:
- Simple Banner. I just love the Balloon Bash stamp set in the Occasions Catalog – the large print and fun graphics make this photopolymer set a must-have. While I used the candles from this stamp set (and masked out the sentiment), I used the “celebrate” banner from another stamp and then trimmed off the rest of the words. Not only do I LOOOVE this font, but the combination of the two is clean and fun.
- Thin Borders. Because I heat embossed the sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Bermuda Bay cardstock, I was left with a thin border of Bermuda Bay when I cut out the image. As such, I created thin borders of Bermuda Bay around the other elements on the card. The repetition of Bermuda Bay borders really helps to give the card a cohesive look, don’t you think?
- Color Combination. The inspiration for my color selection was the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper I used as the base for this card front. I love the colors in this paper – they scream, “Celebrate!” (in a good way). If you are also inspired by this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Balloon Bash Papers: Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White Inks: Tangelo Twist Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Pals Paper Arts site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge. Thanks for stopping by today!
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