It's Your Birthday With Marquee Messages

by Joanne James29. September 2016 08:05

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


This struck me as a rather masculine colour combination, although this may be just because I have male cards on the brain lately with lots of masculine birthdays on the horizon. I decided to break out a stamp set that I've had for a while but not yet used - here's my card:


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

Marquee Messages - I used the stamp set 'Marquee Messages' on my card today, with a full-on birthday greeting. This is such a fun stamp set with a variety of greetings that mean it can be used for birthdays, invitations or to congratulate. I coloured the central element of my sentiment with Dapper Denim ink and my blender pen for a slightly ombre look. 

Little Foxy Stripes - The neat grey and white stripes on my background are from the Little Foxy DSP stack - yet not a fox in sight! It's always worth checking out the patterns as sometimes you can find neutral patterns such as this that make great backgrounds.

Paper-Pieced Neon -  For the arrow and box sign elements of my card I got out my paper snips and did a little fussy cutting to allow me to paper-piece them on my card. I wanted bold blocks of colour just like a neon sign; of could I had to add some pearl light bulbs and a couple of gold glimmer stars too for a real touch of glamour too!

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 colours; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

Enjoy your day and 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) -

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
9/29/2016 1:06:34 PM #

Ah-maze-ing!!! You knocked this one out this week, Joanne! I love all the embellishments on the big, orange arrow!


Sharon Burkert
Sharon BurkertUnited States
9/29/2016 2:55:23 PM #

I saw your card in the team album and I thought...Brilliant!  Fantastic choice of stamp set! Love it!


Jennifer Downey
Jennifer DowneyUnited States
9/29/2016 8:22:48 PM #

I think this card could go either way! Men, women, teenagers.....overall very well designed creation! The addition of all the pearls (did you keep time how long it took you individually place each one?) really makes your marquee "pop"! Well done!


Tracy may
Tracy mayUnited Kingdom
10/4/2016 7:01:41 AM #

I love your card Joanne. That stamp looks fabulous in the colour scheme!


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
10/5/2016 2:10:19 PM #

I love this stamp set...can be done up in any color on the planet and it always looks fabulous!  


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