Playful Palette Square Birthday Card

by Joanne James11. August 2016 08:05

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a sketch for you:


For my card today I decided to stick with a square card and to make a big splash of colour with the Playful Palette Suite - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Painter's Palette - I created a little easel as the focal point for today's card, with a fun sentiment and paint splatters from the Painter's Palette stamp set. I stamped the frame to the easel twice and cut out the inside of the second one with my Layered Squares Framelits so that I could create a raised frame with added dimension. I also added some tone-on-tone splatter to my card base to tie in with the 

Playful Palette - The papers in the Playful Palette DSP stack are full of bright colours and patterns. I chose a variety of paint-splattered papers for my background panels - all so clashing that they look oddly co-ordinated! 

Ribbon and Glimmer - I added some Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo ruched ribbons to my card, along with a strip of retired black glimmer paper that was lying in my scrap box. You could of course colour some silver glimmer with black ink if you don't have any black to hand.

A fun card that would work for a male or female - a great standby card for those last-minute birthdays!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Do visit the other Design Team members to see what they did with this week's sketch; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

Enjoy your day - we are celebrating a birthday in the house today, with young Benjamin reaching the ripe old age of 9 (where did that time go?!) so we will be having a fun day. I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (5) -

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
8/11/2016 1:04:45 PM #

How fun!  Love the splash of colors!  Great job with the sketch this week.

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
8/12/2016 2:30:26 PM #

I love how you described the playful palette paper! That's exactly how I fell about it! I love the variety of the pack layered on the emerald background!

Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
8/14/2016 3:05:26 AM #

This is very fun!  Looks like an art gallery floor after the artist creates a painting!  

Jennifer Downey
Jennifer DowneyUnited States
8/16/2016 10:13:00 PM #

I've been struggling with the brightness of the Emerald Envy color, but your card this week gives me hope! =)

Tracy May
Tracy MayUnited Kingdom
8/17/2016 9:55:22 AM #

Great card Joanne. Really bold use of colour and I love the clashing co-ordination (I totally get what you mean) of the DSP! Smile

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