Who says rhinestones are for girls? (I don’t know if anyone really says that, but if you know of someone who does, then please tell them they are wrong). Bling is for everyone.
My nephew, Marshall, turned nine years old last week. The moment I saw the theme for this week’s Clean and Simple Challenge from The Paper Players, I knew I would enhance the beautiful, but sadly unlit, candles on this gorgeous Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper to create a special card for Marshall Here’s my clean and simple card I sent him:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Very Vanilla Background. It seems that most birthday-themed papers and packages are designed with solid primary colors and a white background. This paper, though, features soft versions of these primary colors and is accented with a Very Vanilla background. That makes it perfect for either an “elegant and sophisticated birthday greeting” or a “cheery birthday celebration for a child.” In this case, I made an elegant card for cheery child who’s celebrating a special birthday.
- Accent the Right Colors. The variety of colors in the patterns of this paper make it perfect for both masculine and feminine designs. On this card, I added rhinestones to the blue and purple (Bermuda Bay and Wisteria Wonder) candles to focus attention on these colors for Marshall’s card. Were I making a card for girl, I might have added the rhinestones to the pink and red candles to draw attention to those shades.
- Simple Trimming for Lovely Layering. After I stamped the Label Something image in Summer Starfruit, I closely trimmed the edges with my paper snips, allowing for a perfect layering when added to a punched piece of Bermuda Bay. I also stamped the image in Bermuda Bay, trimmed the central oval and added it to the Summer Starfruit image.
Stamp Sets: Label Something Inks: Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit Papers: Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper Accessories: Artisan Label punch, Basic Jewel Rhinestones
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Quick Update: I didn’t want to START my entry with this update, but the power was finally restored at 12:30 am Saturday morning after going out Thursday night. I appreciate all of your kind comments and emails of support. It was hot and uncomfortable, and I lost everything in the refrigerator/freezer. Other than that, I really don’t have anything to complain about. We’re all safe (Bandit included) and sound.