Happy Friday, y’all! Today, I’m sharing my card for this week’s Fab Friday Color Challenge – Hello Honey, Marina Mist and Night of Navy. There are so many ways to go with the combination of colors – and none of them are wrong. I really wanted to play around with a couple of elements from a new stamp set called Build a Birthday, so I created this card:
And here’s the banner for the FabFri65 challenge that inspired my birthday party:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Cupcake Platter. The Build a Birthday photopolymer stamp set comes with patterned bands that can be used to build a cake on this fun cake platter. Instead, I reached for my somewhat neglected (for no fault of its own) Cupcake Party to add a fun cupcake to the platter. The sentiment, candle and platter are all from the Build a Birthday set. I love this scripted sentiment so much and was happy to use it on this card.
- A Candle Oopsie. Build a Birthday is versatile to let us turn the bands that make cake layers into candles – yippee! My plan was to simply stamp the flame so that it would pop right over the top of the cupcake. Nope. Didn’t happen. I was distracted and stamped the candle flame too low. Doh! I was not about to start all over, so I stamped the flame on scrap paper and snipped it out. There’s a flame still burning underneath that cupcake!
- Simple Layout. With this large front panel, it was inevitable that I would end with a simple layout. The band of Hello Honey background paper lightens things up with a small wisp of color and energy. It pulls attention to the flame, too. Without intending to, this FabFriday color challenge project is really very similar to my last FabFriday sketch challenge entry (also a birthday card – see that one here).
Stamp Sets: Build a Birthday, Cupcake Party Papers: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White, 2014-2016 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper (Hello Honey) Inks: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Hello Honey Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday site to see the cards by the Fab Friday design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!