Giggle Greetings - The Perfect Birthday Card For A Grumpy Old Man!

by Joanne James5. September 2014 12:00

Finally it's Friday - although I'm not quite sure where this week went! Today I have a fun card that I made using the sketch and colour inspiration from a new-ish challenge appropriately called The Challenge that the talented Lesley Croghan is running on her blog Always Playing With Paper, which I'm entering for the first time:

I decided to use both the sketch and colour palette and since September is probably one of my biggest personal card-making months - many birthdays and anniversaries - took the opportunity to get cracking and add a birthday card to my pile. Here is my card:

I started out with the intention of making a female birthday card, but I quickly decided that the colour combination was better suited to a masculine card - and this fun stamp and sentiment from the 'Giggle Greetings' set would be perfect for a grumpy old man (I didn't have one in mind as I worked, but choosing a recipient won't be too difficult I'm sure!) I used my Coastal Cabana and Smoky Slate Stampin' Up! Blendabilities sets to colour my main image, and mounted this onto a layered mat of Night of Navy and Smoky Slate. I used Coastal Cabana for my card base and when I went to lay up my card, I felt it was a little bare, even for my 'clean and layered' style. So I decided to create my own tone-on-tone stamped background using the 'Congratulations' stamp from the 'Bravo' stamp set and some Coastal Cabana ink - I love how it turned out!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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Comments (5) -

DarnellUnited States
9/6/2014 8:36:10 PM #

Hahaha! I LOVE THIS, Joanne!! I think it would be great for a guy or a gal!! Hugs, Darnell


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/8/2014 9:13:07 AM #

Thanks Darnell - nice to know there are others who share my sense of humour out there Wink


Lesley Croghan
Lesley CroghanCanada
9/7/2014 9:24:26 PM #

What a fun card and the stamped background looks amazing, I never think to do that! So happy you joined us for the first time at The Challenge! Hope to see you back again!


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/8/2014 9:15:04 AM #

Thanks Lesley - the background was a first-time attempt. but I really like how it turned out; just enough to add a little extra interest to the card and prevent it from looking too CAS! I love a good sketch challenge so will definitely be keeping an eye out for future posts at The Challenge.


Jeanne Jachna
Jeanne JachnaUnited States
9/9/2014 8:36:22 PM #

This is so funny!  I love the coloring, sentiment, and the wonderful stamped background!


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