Thursday, August 25, 2016

Keep Calm and Party

The August challenge theme at Live Love Cards is "Birthday Cards." I created this card for a friend of ours, whose birthday is next week.

I chose one of the greetings from "Turn 29" by Technique Tuesday (retired & unavailable). I felt this particular image from Penny Black's "Birthday Party" stamp set went perfectly with the greeting, so I also chose to use that. My design is from Operation Write Home's Sketch #51.

I cut a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media Paper to 3.25" square, and stamped my image on that with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I heat embossed it with Recollections Clear Detail embossing powder, and used my Inktense pencils & and damp paintbrush to color it. After rounding the corners with my 1/4" Corner Chomper, I inked the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress ink.

For my greeting, I stamped it in Versafine as well, and clear heat embossed it. I die cut that with a Spellbinders "Standard Circles LG" die, and inked around the edge with Worn Lipstick.

I cut a piece of patterned paper from my scrap stash to 2x5.5", and adhered it to a piece of teal cardstock. I adhered my focal panel and greeting over that, and finally mounted the card front to a white A2 card base. Really an easy card to pull together--the longest part was coloring the image!

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: "It's Hip to Be Square"
Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion: "Anything Goes"


  1. Such an adorable card! I love the sentiment and the little mouse!

  2. CUTE! Love your color scheme and choice of design papers, Andrea! Thanks for taking the time to join us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Adorable card, Andrea. Love the little mouse! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! - Patti (CYP DT)


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