A Tricolour Birthday Card Approaching Perfection CCS 405

by Joanne James2. February 2021 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. Julie is hosting this month and our first challenge of the month is a colour challenge: 


These colours were a bit of a challenge for me originally but I thought they would work well for a birthday card for a teenage boy - and I always need those! I decided to showcase another free Sale-A-Bration stamp set today - take a look:


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

'Approaching Perfection' is another of the stamp sets that you can get for free with a Stampin' Up! order of £45 or more during Sale-A-Bration - and you still have another month to take advantage of this promotion! Full of fun birthday sentiments, it is perfect for clean and simple cards. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to create an outer border of multi-coloured candles on my base, then add a stitched square featuring my sentiment to the centre, fussy cutting the 'news flash' so that I could highlight it in red - reminiscent of a red-top tabloid:


I'm also joining in with the current challenge over at Less Is More where they are looking for 'things in a row' - in addition to the rows of candles on my card, I decorated the flap of my envelope to match too:


A detail that might be wasted on the average teenage boy to be fair, but it made me happy! This is a great set for #SimpleStamping - you could easily forgo the stitched diecut. All you need is stamps, ink and paper - #SimpleStamping at its best!

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. 

As a reminder, for our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours. You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up! color names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

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 (8) -

JuliePUnited States
2/2/2021 2:01:15 PM #

That sentiment.  Ha!!!  This definitely works for a teen birthday.  Love the double row of candles!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/2/2021 2:09:25 PM #

Love this!  I admit that teenage boys are hard to stamp for!  This "news flash" is perfect...clean, simple, and the bright colors are certainly cheerful!  I love how you stamped the candles too!

VickyUnited Kingdom
2/2/2021 2:50:27 PM #

Love the way the candles look stamped in a row like this Joanne! I've always found keeping it simple and graphic works for teenage boys or, oddly, interactive cards. They're a  funny old lot! Vicky x

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/2/2021 8:52:29 PM #

great card design.  I did look at this set in the SAB, but in the end it didn't make the shortlist!

JeanneUnited States
2/3/2021 5:03:13 AM #

This is so cute!  I have this stamp set and love the sentiments but had not even noticed the birthday candles.  What a delightful card you have made!

NeilUnited Kingdom
2/3/2021 11:52:48 AM #

A great card for a teen! I'd have blanched at the colour palette as well, but you've made it work really nicely. Thanks for playing along with our in a row challenge over at Less is More.

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
2/6/2021 1:13:23 PM #

You card is bright and fun. Perfect for just about anyone teen and up! Also perfect for our "in a row" challenge at Less Is More. Thanks so much for playing with us.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/7/2021 3:45:08 AM #

Those candle borders are fabulous! You've really sold me on this SAB set.

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