I can see that I've gotten out of my routine of posting early in the morning! Part of it is because I've run through my stash of cards that are photographed and ready to post! Need to get another stash ready to go.
This one I made for my girlfriend's birthday (hi Annette!) a couple months ago. I was saving it thinking that I'd do it in a punch class, but with the Stampin' Up! Ornament Punch going away at the end of December, I know I won't have another Punch Class before then. (Hopefully the ornament punch will be in the new catalog next year, but you never know!)
I love the bright colors, especially on a day like today with gloomy clouds. I punched the ornament punch 8 times with Pretty in Pink card stock. I used a sponge dauber on the edges with Melon Mambo Classic Ink. In the center I placed a 3/4 punched circle from Crushed Curry, then added Crystal Effects and a lot of Clear Micro Beads. The leaves are the ornament punch, too, from Old Olive card stock. You can see I pinched the tips of the petals and leaves together to give them some dimension.
I started with a base card of Melon Mambo, then a layer of Rich Razzleberry. On top of that is Crushed Curry card stock, and a Top Note cut from Razzleberry Lemonade Designer paper to tie all the colors together! Happy Birthday was stamped in Basic Black on Pretty in Pink, then punched with the Modern Label punch and layered onto the same shaped punch in Movers & Shapers, but cut from Melon Mambo. I love that I can layer the Modern Label punch for some added interest!
Hope you like my bright card and it brings some cheer to your day!