Sunday, 22 July 2012

Up, Up and Away Birthday...

Hi there,

It's time for another Paper Players challenge and this time we're playing along with Jaydee's sketch:

I flipped the sketch and used Up, Up and Away to create a masculine birthday card (which I never seem to have enough of!!)...

I used the Colour Q challenge this week to get me started on a colour scheme:

The balloons were stamped with black/pear pizzazz, real red/crumb cake and black/crumb cake then cut out and popped up over the baskets that I stamped in crumb cake on the whisper white panel. The Crumb Cake panel was embossed with the square lattice embossing folder that I had inked with crumb cake ink. The sentiment is from the same stamp set punched out and layered with a few circle punches - I added a couple of pieces of pear pizzazz ribbon to dress up the sentiment a bit.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Up, Up & Away
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
Tools: Square Lattice embossing folder, circle punches
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Real Red brads, white Signo gel pen
Check out what the rest of the design team have created:

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (taking a break)
Ann Schach (taking a break)

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. Hi Amy! WOW. Love these colors for this stamp set. Never would have put them together myself but they ROCK. Such a great vintage/masculine feel and I love that you flipped the sketch. Great stamping with you! (hugs)

  2. i love this card, your design is stunning. i adore that embossing folder, where is it from? great great card.

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    xo, Kristina
    Come by and see me sometime!

    1. The embossing folder is from "Stampin Up" and is called "Square Lattice". Hope that helps!

  3. This is wonderful---I was so enamored with the images and sketch, that I didn't even recognize the CQC colors! Awesome way to use them for a masculine card! Thanks for playing with them!!

  4. I just love "happy" cards like this and a masculine one at that!!! What more could I ask for!! Everything is just perfection---marvelous job!!

  5. Great card! I love that you flipped the sketch and used the brads in the corners. FABulous details!

  6. I love this card. Great work with the colours with this set. Thanks for joining us at Colour Q this week.

  7. Your card really stands out on the linkies! Great job!!

  8. Beautiful card, Amy, I love how you used the colors! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

  9. Awesome masculine card Amy - the colours work so well with your design & give a great vintage feel. Love the extra definition you have added to the embossing with the colour & the cute, rosette style sentiment. :)