Sunday, June 24, 2012

CAS-ual Friday challenge #58


I don't often have the time to keep up with current challenges but for some reason this one was really calling to me and I made time to play a bit today in my craft room.

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I started with a Vintage Cream card base (PTI) and then added this awesome pink ledger paper from Vintage Marketplace paper pad (Bazzill). I adore every single paper in this pack and am so tempted to buy another pack - I don't want to run out! :)

I then heat embossed the banners using Heart-2-Heart #5 (PTI) and added the sentiment  from Think Big Favorites (PTI) using Island ink (Fresh Ink). I almost always use black or brown ink for a sentiment but I thought that would be a bit too much contrast. So teal it is.

It looked really good just like that (nice and simple) but then I saw that cutie little heart staring at me and decided to add it to the open banner flag. Uh-oh. I wasn't too keen on it. Have you ever done that? Taken a perfectly good card and then added "one more thing" to it and it went down the tubes? Well, I guess this one wasn't too bad but it looked a little "off". KWIM? So, I added some additional patterned paper from this same paper pack. The polka dots make it look like a party! Wahoo! lol

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And then I don't know what wild and crazy hair I got because I've never done it before but I decided to tie the card closed using some rustic twine (PTI). I like it. Kind of plays into the whole banners hanging from a string thing.

That's it from me today. Hope you enjoyed my little card!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PTI)
PP: Vintage Marketplace (Bazzill)
Stamps: Heart-2-Heart #5, and Think Big Favorites #? (both from PTI)
Ink: Versamark, Island (Fresh Ink)
Other: embossing powder, rustic cream twine (PTI)

6 comments:

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun celebratory kind of card. Love your banners.

Leigh said...

Great card, Jennifer! I like how you tied the card closed--- that goes perfectly with your sweet banner!

Lisa A. said...

So glad you took the time to play, Jennifer...your card is wonderful:)!! Love the ledger paper and that sentiment makes such a bold and happy birthday statement... thanks so much for sharing your pink creation with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

paperella said...

Love, love, love your stamping on patterned paper, Jennifer! What a great design!
I'm so glad you found the time to join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Angie Tieman said...

Super cute card! Love the pennants in white! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Too cute for words!! Love the banner and the pink with the cream - super fun! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!