Friday, July 17, 2015

Stampin' Up! Bold Build a Birthday

I've been a long-time fan of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper Stacks, and this year's new designs do not disappoint!  The bold white polka-dots are so fun and versatile!  I used that pattern in Bermuda Bay for the background on this card.

I combined the color challenge  from Hand Stamped Sentiments
with the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

I used the Build a Birthday set to stamp the candles in Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, and Watermelon Wonder.  I stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the Tin of Card photopolymer set in Watermelon Wonder.  I punched out the candles with the 2" circle punch and layered it on the 2-3/8" scalloped circle punch.  For the greeting strip and the Watermelon Wonder strip, I cut them with the paper trimmer and then punched the end with the hexagon punch to create the banner shape (I really need to get one of those new triple banner punches!)  I wasn't sure about this color combination, but I love how bold and fun it is!
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  1. Hello Shauna: This is a beautiful, fun and sweet birthday card, love the colors you chose and the circle in the sketch is the perfect little spot for your fabulous birthday candles.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. Bright and cheery birthday card! Glad you shared it at PPA!

  3. Love those bold candles on the dotted DSP background. Great job on combining the two challenges. You are right about the color combination... wondering at first but a great finish! Thanks for playing along with the PPA sketch challenge.

  4. Very cute and cheerful birthday card! Thanks for playing along at HSS!

  5. Nice, clean, happy card! I'm a huge fan of polka dots & this DSP is adorable. Thanks for playing at HSS!

  6. Fun card and love the bright colors! Simple card that anyone would love to receive. Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.