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!) …
This 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 🙂
This is lovely Anita. Gorgeous cool colours and fab raised sentiment. Gorgeous.
wonderfully chilly! I like how you filled the open parts of the die with the aqua. Have a good day x
Again you’ve shown off those smaller stamps to perfection Anita! Lovely, cool colours too…cools me down in this 40C weather!
I really ‘sighed’ when I saw this beauty Anita, how fabulous!
Love the background you’ve created Anita! Awesome CAS card.
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!
Love all that stamping goodness! Gorgeous card.
What a fun background ! Beautiful card and colors. Anita!
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
Lovely card, Anita! Beautiful colors and design. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!
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
Anita such a beautiful card, I love your pretty background!
Such a pretty background, and I love how you played with your sentiment! Loving this color combo, too! Another really beautiful card, Anita!
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
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
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.
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
This is so pretty, Anita! I love the cool colour palette, and the two-tone layered ‘happy’.
Pretty card, Anita. Your background stamping is wonderful.
so very sweet and lovely, anita!
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’.
So pretty, that shiny, metallic word die amidst the soft colors! And I really must try that technique!
Love the silver mirror paper usage! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!
Perfect wintery card! Amazing how well you use those little stamps! No twisting, huh?
Great stamping! And real wintercolours; almost wpuld get could here, but some fresh made tea does wonders 🙂 Enjoy the weekend!
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.
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
Sweet card Anita…just love all your beautiful posies and your happy is fabulous.
Superb! My random stamping of images? Not so superb, they quite look like a mess! You did an awesome job… Love the colors too!
Pretty card Anita!! I like the metallic happy and your pretty stamped background!
Wow! This sentiment hit the nail on the head – happy is how I feel when I see this card. Gorgeous!
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.
Very pretty card! Love the background too!
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!
Love the background paper with such lovely colors. The silver and aqua are elegant.
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
Love your cute little flowers and leaves in the yummy colours, Anita!!! The sentiment looks great in silver!!!! Beautiful!!!!
Beautiful stamping my friend with a lovely touch of shine!
Brilliant response to the Winter Challenge – you made it work beautifully! Thanks so much for playing along with the AEI♥U Challenge – we’re so glad you did!