Time Out #47 Mid Challenge Reminder, AEIHeartU #32, Just Us Girls #325

Hello … bonjour!  We’re mid way through our fabulous Birthday themed challenge at Time Out … with the optional Technique Twist of using sponging.  After last week’s dimensional, multi layered confection, this time I went with a (mostly) flat little number (still no twisting!) …

Time Out DT 47RTime OutThis card was inspired by two videos I saw over the last few weeks … this one from Jennifer McGuire and this one from May Park.  I combined the two ideas for my version, using cool, frosty looking brrrrrrr-wintery colours.   The die cut happy is from Avery Elle, cut once in silver foil and three times in aqua, stacked with the letter loops left in place on the bottom layer, and adhered to the card front.  I drew a pencil line frame around the card as a guide and did some random surround stamping with Avery Elle stamps, using four chilly ink colours plus silver to go with the sentiment.  A little Stickles was added to the flower centres, a tiny SSS sentiment was white embossed on black, trimmed out and nestled in under the happy on foam tape … and I erased the pencil line frame.  Kind of prettily frosty … or frostily pretty!

We’d love for you to play along with us at Time Out … with any style of birthday card … and if you use sponging on your project, you’ll be in with a random chance of winning a £15 evoucher to spend at Uniko!  Also, and as usual, our overall winner, as chosen by the DT, will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge!  It could be you!  There’s a heap of inspiration on display over at the Time Out blog, from our talented (and returning from July!) Guest Designer, Rema from Paper Panache … and from our wonderful Design Team.  Hope you’ll be able to make it to the gallery!

I’m playing along at …

AEIHeartU – Winter … I went with those cool, frosty colours!

Just Us Girls – Metallics … my silver sentiment and stars!

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

Challenge 32         

40 thoughts on “Time Out #47 Mid Challenge Reminder, AEIHeartU #32, Just Us Girls #325

  1. Sue VanDeVusse

    I love how you created that background, beautiful! Love the way you added the sentiment, too with the silver stacked on the aqua and the tiny white on black birthday. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  2. Michele F

    So lovely, Anita! You’ve had excellent guidance from those two wizards – gorgeous stamping! I LOve that silver foil happy!
    Thank you for the reminder! xx

  3. chriss58

    Such a fresh and pretty colour palette! Love the use of the little stamps making all of their dance moves :). I love little stamps and your placement within the frame is fabulous!
    Have a great day, mon amie! xox

  4. BarbGhig

    Such a pretty background, and I love how you played with your sentiment! Loving this color combo, too! Another really beautiful card, Anita!

  5. Geri G

    Beautiful ‘frosty’ colors that totally warmed my heart and made me smile all over my face! Love how you you created a ‘border’ on a one layer card! ‘birthday’ looks really cool snuggled amidst the feet of “p” and “y” xx oo

  6. djkardkreations

    Shoot, I forgot about the theme. If I had made my ephielant balloon say Happy Birthday, I could have played along! I’ve got an anni card coming up next, but you’ve inspired me with this gorgeous creation, Anita, so I’ll see if I can squeeze that in, too! I’m so happy that you used “happy” as your word, because your flowery lyrical (lyrically flowery?) background just screams HAPPY! Missing you, mon amie! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  7. conil

    Amazing…AGAIN. Don’t know how you keep coming up with this stuff…but, oh so, glad you do. Love that icy silver on that cool blue and pretty frosted flowers. I’d say your captured Winter in your warm heart.

  8. Brenda L.

    Wow! This is an amazing card Anita, I so love those frosty colors you chose to stamp in and the cool cold silver of your sentiment. Even though you stamped flowers, the colors you used really give the feeling of a winter card. Love it! Hugs, Brenda

  9. Bev

    So pretty. This cool card warms my heart completely. The flowers in gorgeous blues, and those minty leaves with the silvery stars floating all around are perfect. The golden ‘happy’ with it’s aqua accents is an awesome idea. You’ve rocked the challenges with this beauty. Thinking of you darlin’.

    1. jmhave44

      Clever way to combine 2 inspirations to create something uniquely your own. I saw both of these videos, and well done! I love this happy die, and the inlay of the solid blue. It looks great combined with the multi stamping of the tiny motifs…and truly a ‘happy’ feel as well as a crisp look-ahead to springtime flowers. TFS & Happy wkend.

  10. lollthompson

    Sweet! Great combination of images and love them in those icy colours. Off to check out the two videos you’ve linked — thanks for that. xx

  11. TK

    Superb! My random stamping of images? Not so superb, they quite look like a mess! You did an awesome job… Love the colors too!

  12. Bobby

    I always love other people’s stamped backgrounds. I’m so terrible at it, I can appreciate the work that goes into it. Yours is absolutely perfect, Anita, and that shiny silver really sets it off.

  13. cmayne

    I’ve made but two attempts at creating ‘patterned paper’ backgrounds using stamps, and both were inspired by another designer – Yoonsun Sur – whose layout I followed as closely as I could. I was pleased with the results, but have yet to venture ‘on my own.’ Hopefully, I’ll graduate to doing so! You’ve managed to bypass the initial steps, drawing inspiration AND transforming it into your own style right from the get-go! From the colours, to the images, to the design: LOVE this! I may have to case your charming delight as well!

  14. Jill Vickers

    That metallic die cut is just so fabulous that I can’t move my eyes from it! I love the stamping too – gorgeous colours! Jill


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