It's Your Day Confetti Birthday Card

by Joanne James18. January 2015 07:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players, where this week LeAnne has a fun CAS challenge for us:


There are lots of great sentiment sets in the Stampin' Up! range; I have lots of birthdays coming up so this was a great opportunity to use the new 'it's your day' stamp from the 'Big On You' set in the Spring-Summer catalogue and create a fun birthday card. Here's my clean and simple card:

I used Bermuda Bay for my card base and covered my entire card front in a piece of confetti-patterned paper from the 'Birthday Bash' DSP range. I then took a piece of acetate window sheet, cut slightly longer than the front of my card, stamped my stamp on it in versamark and heat embossed it in gold. I then scored across the top and adhered it to the back of my card and folded it over the front. I like the effect of the floating sentiment and the fact that you get to see the whole of the DSP underneath. I almost finished my card at this point, but decided to add a string of Bermuda Bay sequins and a gold button to add to the party feel of my card - minimal embellishments are ok for this type of card and sometimes can add a nice touch.

I even did a little stamping on the inside of my card and better still, remembered to photograph it so that I could share it with you:

I hope you like today's card - rather glitzy yet at the same time clean and simple and easy to re-create. Before you reach for your ink pads, do visit the other design team members to see what interesting ideas they've had this week:

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I look forward to seeing your projects in the gallery this week. Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (20) -

Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
1/18/2015 2:32:02 PM #

This birthday card is ready for a party! I love that fun confetti background paper, and the inside of your card is as cute as the outside!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 9:26:06 PM #

Thanks Sandy - I think this card really does shout 'Birthday' doesn't it?!

Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
1/18/2015 2:40:37 PM #

Love your idea of using window sheets so that the gorgeous DSP is visible! Pretty CAS card that really packs a punch!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 9:31:22 PM #

Thanks Debbie. I've never tried this technique before but the DSP was too good to cover up!

KarrenJNew Zealand
1/18/2015 6:03:23 PM #

Wow, the acetate adds such an elegant look to your card - love that big, bold sentiment!  Gorgeous!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 9:32:42 PM #

Thanks Karren - these large sentiment stamps are just great for a big impact on a card.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
1/18/2015 9:11:31 PM #

Joanne, this is such a fun card!  I adore those sequins and using the window sheet as a floating sentiment is genius!  Great CAS card, My Friend!  XX

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 9:37:04 PM #

Thanks Claire - I was going to leave the card with a sentiment only, but then couldn't resist the added sequins Smile xx

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
1/19/2015 12:22:59 AM #

I love the gold embossed sentiment. What a fun card, perfect for a Birthday!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 9:37:37 PM #

Thanks Laurie - glad you like my card!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/19/2015 1:02:18 AM #

Wow, I have always been afraid to try embossing on an acetate sheet....I was sure I would melt the whole thing into a hot mess!  This looks AWESOME!  And those sequins...woohoo!  Love them with the gold, they really pack a punch!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 9:47:27 PM #

I've never tried to heat emboss on acetate before and was surprised at how well it worked LeAnne. My top tip - be REALLY thorough with the embossing buddy first; acetate is more prone to static than paper. I did have one false start - but because I could tell before I heat set it, I just wiped it off and restamped. Couldn't resist the sequins, even though we are CAS this week lol!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
1/19/2015 5:15:35 AM #

Such a happy, cheerful card Joanne! I love the gold embossing on the DSP and the sequin trim is such a fun touch. I always love to see the decorated inside of the card as well. So fun!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/19/2015 9:49:27 PM #

Thanks Anne Marie. Glad you like my card; I am trying to decorate the inside more often, but even when I do I often forget to photograph it. When I do it's a bonus!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
1/21/2015 5:30:53 AM #

Wow, Joanne! I LOVE the gold embossed sentiment on the acetate.  Plus, the sequins are gorgeous, and really add to the festive vibe. This card will definitely bring a smile to the recipient's face for sure!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2015 9:47:31 AM #

Thanks Ann - a little bling and definitely a party card, yet still nicely CAS Smile

Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon JaramilloUnited States
1/22/2015 9:21:26 PM #

Great idea to stamp on the window sheet and a perfect way to adhere it! The sentiment really pops in gold and the sequins add just the right amount of party glamour!!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/26/2015 11:18:55 AM #

Thanks Shannon - I've never tried stamping on acetate before, but love the effect!

JaydeeUnited States
1/23/2015 12:01:50 AM #

Joanne, I love these sentiments - they really are so big and bold and look great over patterned DSP.  Your card is made even more special by the string of sequins and I love that you stamped the inside, too!   Fabulous card

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/26/2015 11:19:29 AM #

Thank you Jaydee - these sentiments are great for bold CAS cards, for sure!

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