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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rainbow Birthday

The Comic Strip Cover Plate from Papertrey Ink 
is such a fun way to use lots of different 
elements to create birthday cards. Each section 
can be used to highlight a variety of colours 
and/or designs. Here's a bright and playfulful 
design using a rainbow colour scheme!


The Cover Plate was cut from Blueberry Sky card stock to create the frame. The individual panels were cut from Rustic Cream card stock; stamped and embellished before adding them to the framed card front.
Bottom Left - Background (Cross Stitch Mini);  Sentiment (Clip Tips)
Gift Box (CTMH: Everyday Celebrations) 
Bottom Right - Candles (Polka Dot Parade #12 stamps & dies)
Colours from left to right: Holiday Red, Orange, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky
Center -  Clothesline & Bows (Heart-2-Heart #5); Clouds (Heart-2-Heart #6);
Birthday Sentiment (Four Square); Happy (Polka Dot Parade Alphabet stamps and dies)

Top Left - Confetti (Birthday Style)

Top Right - Background (SAF 2014: 1940's); Circle (Postmarks)
Number (Polka Dot Parade Number stamp and die)
This bright and colourful card will be heading off to 
my grand nephew who will turn 5 this summer!!

Supplies PTI (unless noted)
Stamps - Polka Dot Alphabet, Heart-2-Heart #5, Heart-2-Heart #6, 
Polka Dot Parade #12, Birthday Style (confetti), Postmarks, Clip Tips, 
Four Square, Cross Stitch Mini, SAF 2014: 1940's; CTMH: Everyday Celebrations
Inks - New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise;
CTMH: Orange, Holiday Red; VersaMark
Papers - Rustic Cream, Stamper's Select White
Dies - Comic Strip Cover Plate, Polka Dot Alphabet & Numbers, 
Polka Dot Parade #12 (candle)
Other - Canvas Impression Plate; Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing folder;  
Clear Embossing powder; 7/8" EK Success Circle Punch; 
copic markers;  foam adhesive tape

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

2 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

He is going to love this happy card, Karen, with all the different birthday "pictures" for him to look at - just like reading a story book at his age!! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun! I love how you used this die! Fabulous card, Karen!