Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Another Great Birthday...


It's time for another fab ColourQ challenge and this week we've got a really versatile combo to play with...

I was determined not to use flowers again (lol) as I seem to always gravitate towards those kind of images. I wanted to create a guy's birthday card and so pulled out a few different stamp sets and dies and ended up with this...

I wanted to try a fun background technique I've seen around recently where you sponge the ink onto a portion of the stamp before stamping - I used the Dictionary background stamp and Tempting Turquoise ink then stamped over the top with Gorgeous Grunge and Encore gold ink. The film strip frame was die-cut with Choc Chip card the the sentiment (stamped on Naturals White with Choc Chip ink) was layered inside. I added some stars stamped with Pool Party (from Perfect Pennants) as well as a smaller one from one of the Thinlit die collections. The banner at the top was cut from Gold foil card and layered with a Tempting Turquoise die-cut arrow (again from a Thinlits collection) and a Neutrals button.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Dictionary, Another Great Year, Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Gold Encore
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Gold foil, Whisper White, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Neutrals button, gold sequins
Tools: Banners framelits, On Film Framelits, Thinlits card collections

Make sure you check out the rest of the design team's creations this week - I'm sure you'll be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. Oh, my Amy, this is stunning! You balanced the challenge colors perfectly. Love the partially stamped Dictionary stamp in the background. Although I can understand your desire to change things up with a "guy" card I so love your floral cards.

  2. Love how you've done the background and the film strip is the perfect frame for the sentiment!

  3. Fantastic card Amy! Love the ink splattered background and all the stars!