Sunday, 9 January 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hey All!

Happy Sunday! It's been a relaxing weekend around here and I've loved it! I found some inky time yesterday evening :) I decided to have a play with some more NEW PTI goodies along with some much loved PTI goodies!

Again, this card firs into the A Passion for Papertrey challenge - Backgrounds. I used the background stamp from the Round Round Anniversary set. I used SU! Bermuda Bay & Summer Sun inks and stamped the background alternating the colours.

I used the Mat Stack 2 die & stamp set and the sentiment is from Round Round. I love the Mat Stack 2 die & having the stamps just completes the look. I added a cut out leaf from Turning a New Leaf for the main focus of the card. I layered these on top of 2 strips of ribbon. One strip of Summer Sunrise & one strip of Hawaiian Shores, both satin ribbon. The sentiment layer & leaf hides the joins of the ribbon.

I liked the card as it was but thought it needed something extra! So, I added a butterfly to the upper right hand side. For this I used the Butterfly Dreams die & stamp set, along with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. Some bling to the butterfly & also the either end of the Mat Stack finishes the card off!

I very rarely use yellow in my creations, more so as a focus colour, so I really stepped out of my comfort zone for this one. I think it looks so cheery & bright with the Hawaiian Shores & white that I might just use this colour combo again! I'm sure whoever gets this card for their birthday will feel the cheer too!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Aimes said...

Wowzers! This colour combo sure wakes me up LOL!!! Love how bright and happy this is!
Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!

Camilla said...

Fun color combo!
Sweet card.

Jazzie Casas said...

Lovin this one! A while back I was looking for a birthday card for a friend. I wanted a real ball busting card. I had zero luck finding what I was looking for. I told a group of friends about this problem one night while we were having a few drinks. We proceeded to get smashed and make up a bunch of greeting cards we found funny. I had been writing down the cards we made up and the next morning I read them. Much to my surprise the cards were still funny even when sober.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

This is beautiful! Amazing color combo and I love how you used Turning a New Leaf coming out from the mat stack - brilliant!

LaurenCherice said...

Lovely Blog! Very Interesting :) xxx