Now brights are not colors I work with very often…I don’t know why…I don’t seem to gravitate towards bright colors when paper crafting…

So today I decided to challenge myself to use some of my Brights stash to make a fun birthday card – I kept it simple and put some black in for good measure…

The cute row of cakes?  That is a stamp from the level 1 hostess set Birthday Bakery on pg 10 of the catalog – isn’t it cute?  You can get that set for free with an order of $150+…

I used the Brights colors Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise – I textured my Melon Mambo layer by running it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder…love those polka dots…

I cut a piece of Tempting Turquoise and edged it using my Scallop Trim Border Punch – I attached a layer of black and then wrapped around a piece of Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon – I then attached these layers to my card using Dimensionals.

I stamped my row of cakes using Stazon Black ink and colored them in using my Watercolor Wonder Crayons & Blender Pen – I attached it to my card again using Dimensionals.

My happy birthday stamp?  You can find it in the set Party This Way – I stamped it and punched it out with my Oval Punch and attached it to my base…

And there is one bright and happy birthday card guaranteed to bring a smile!

I challenge you to move out of your comfort zone and create a card using colors that you wouldnt usually use…you might be surprised and find colors in your stash that become new favorites.

Don’t forget to come back and visit me tomorrow to find out the winner of this week’s blog candy – it’s not too late to enter for your chance to win – scroll down to my Tutorial Tuesday post to enter!


Supplies I used:
Stamps – Birthday Bakery pg 10, Party This Way pg 53
Embossing – 113439 Big Shot pg 204, 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder pg 214
Ink – 101406 Stazon Black pg 195
Coloring – Watercolor Wonder Crayons pg 194, 102845 Blender Pens pg 195
Punches – 119855 1 3/4″ x 7/8″ Oval Punch, 118402 Scallop Trim Border pgs 200-2
Cardstocks – 121045 Basic Black, 115320 Melon Mambo, 102067 Tempting Turquoise, 100730 Whisper White pgs 166-9
Accessories – 109070 Whisper White Tafetta pg 190, 104430 Dimensionals pg 197

Bright Birthday Cakes…
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  • November 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Lovely card – I haven’t quite decided if I like the melon mambo, but this color combination is just right! And this layout is perfect for these long stamps; I have several older SU sets that this will work nicely with. Thanks!

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