Jul 01 2013

Summer Silhouettes

I'm chuckling at this card today.  Our friend has a 4th of July birthday, so I always try to make her a red/white/blue birthday card.  For this one, the design could be either a sparkler or a birthday candle!  And…I love the greeting in Yippee Skippie stamp set, "Carbs…schmarbs…Eat the Cake!"  This is just SO her and part of the reason I purchased this stamp set! 


I combined two challenges for this card.  The SCS "Try a New Technique" (TLC436) is Twisted Traditions 2…using traditional colors for a non-traditional card.  In my example, I'm using Red/White/Blue for a birthday card instead of a patriotic card!  And as a bonus, I used a flower set in a non-traditional way!   I also am following Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch (TCCS270).




Here are the details:

  1. The 4 1/4 x 11 Real Red cardstock is folded in half to form the base card.
  2. I embossed a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White with the Mosaic Folder.
  3. I cut a 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered to the left side.
  4. I added a 1 x 4 piece of Island Indigo cardstock across the front, cut with a flag end.
  5. I used the Summer Silhouette's image and my Real Red and Island Indigo Markers to ink up the image and stamped on 1 1/2 x 5 Whisper White.  I used the top of the flower and Crushed Curry Marker for the flame/sparkler.  I layered that on Real Red cardstock and placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  There is also a Rhinestone Jewel just under the flame/sparkler.
  6. I stamped the greeting from Stampin' Up!'s Yippee Skippee with Real Red on a 1/2 x 3" piece of Whisper White, cut a flag end and added it on top of the Island Indigo strip.

Lots of fun, lots of sparkle…and I know she'll love it!!!



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3 People have left comments on this post

Jul 1, 2013 - 11:07:21
Libby said:

Love this card Connie! It's so FUN! The red, white & blue really work here! Nice take on the sketch!

Jul 1, 2013 - 02:07:59
Michelle said:

I love this sentiment – eat the cake!

Jul 1, 2013 - 10:07:43

I am sure she will love it.  What a fun way to use those images.  Great job.  So happy you played along with my sketch challenge this week!  Thanks so much!