'It's a Birthday' Times Two!

by Joanne James6. September 2014 09:00

Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for a dear friend of mine, who is celebrating her birthday tomorrow (I'm safe to share here, as she doesn't follow my blog although I will need to make sure I don't post it on Facebook until tomorrow, just in case!) I used this week's sketch over at the Paper Craft Crew for this card and this week's Colour Throwdown colours:


This is one of my favourite colour combinations,  so it was an obvious choice for this card. You see the recipient is not only a good friend of mine, but we are 'birthday buddies' - we both share the same birthday! So the card is send often the image of the card I would like to receive and features lots of my favourite things! Would you like to see my card? Here it is:

A simple card in bold colours, with a distinctly starry theme. I randomly sponged same-colour stars using my mask onto the Melon Mambo card base and edged this in a piece of Daffodil Delight that I had first embossed with the stars embossing folder. I then stamped my main birthday sentiment onto the central panel and mounted this onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I stamped and fussy cut two candles from the same 'Big News' stamp set and adhered these in place of the two squares on the sketch (a liberal interpretation, but it fitted with my theme!!) and replaced the flames with two stars punched from the new Confetti Stars punch and finished these with a couple of rhinestones, coloured to match with the corresponding colour of Blendabilties marker. I then added a flag with the second piece of my sentiment, stamped in white Stazon on Pumpkin Pie cardstock, using Dimensionals. To finish, I added three small punched stars to the upper right hand corner of the main sentiment panel.

Hope you like today's birthday card - it comes with a happy birthday to my friend Louise for tomorrow and a little happy birthday to me!

Rebecca and I are off to London today to see the musical 'Mama Mia' as part of the birthday celebrations of one of her school friends, so we are sure to have a fun day. Back tomorrow with this week's Design Team post for The Paper Players; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (13) -

DarnellUnited States
9/6/2014 8:34:52 PM #

This is a totally fun and bright card, Joanne! I adore those colors together and how you used them!! Hugs, Darnell


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/8/2014 9:28:47 AM #

Thanks Darnell - I'm a big fan of brights and these colours were so calling to me!!


Heidi Weaver
Heidi WeaverCanada
9/7/2014 12:12:15 AM #

Hi, Joanne.  I love your card!  The colours are so cheery and bright, perfect for a birthday card.


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/8/2014 9:29:33 AM #

Thanks Heidi - I love a bright cheery birthday card, too!


Penny Hanuszak
Penny HanuszakCanada
9/7/2014 9:14:03 AM #

What a bold beautiful birthday card.  I really like the colour mix.  TFS


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/8/2014 9:29:51 AM #

Thanks Penny - I'm glad you like it!


Vickie Z
Vickie ZUnited States
9/8/2014 1:49:28 AM #

Love the sentiment! fun use of the colors! Thxs for joining us at CTD!


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/8/2014 9:30:59 AM #

Thanks Vickie - this was a colour palette not to be missed!


Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
9/8/2014 5:47:59 AM #

These colors shout happy to me and they are perfect for this beautiful birthday creation!  Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/8/2014 9:31:27 AM #

Thank you Wanda - I'm so glad you like my bright and starry birthday card!


Joan Ervin
Joan ErvinUnited States
9/8/2014 6:17:06 AM #

What a fabulous design with the little candles and all the stars....the perfect birthday card for your friend!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!!!


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/8/2014 9:33:35 AM #

Thanks Joan - an irresistible set of colours from you lovely ladies this week!


Jan M
Jan MAustralia
9/11/2014 7:20:16 AM #

Happy Birthday to you Joanne! Such a pretty card for your birthday "buddy"! Such bright and happy colours together! Mamma Mia sounds like a fabulous way to spend a birthday too!  Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew this week Smile


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