Saturday, 26 May 2012

Mixed Bunch Birthday Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge #61

It's time for another great sketch at Simply Stampin' this week.

For my card I've used the fab Mixed Bunch stamp set and the matching Blossom punch.  My good friend Jan has let me play with her stamp set and punch as I haven't got my own - yet! 

I pushed myself to use a colour I haven't used a great deal - Pacific Point - and I teamed it with Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, a touch of Lucky Limeade and added Whisper White as my neutral.  I made a side opening A6 size card - I much prefer landscape oriented cards to have the fold at the side as I find they stand up better than when the fold is at the top.  I stamped several flowers direct to the white panel but then I stamped and punched one separately so I could pop it up.  When stamping the flowers I inked with Pacific Point ink, stamped off once and then applied Pacific Point ink around the edges with a sponge dauber.  I also stamped one flower in Lucky Limeade and cut out 3 petals to act as leaves.  I used a favourite birthday sentiment plus a favourite border punch and I popped up the Melon Mambo layer.  I added some bling to finish off the card front.

More stamping and punching for the inside and envelope.  So that's what I made, now it's your turn.  Go and make a project and share it with us at the Simply Stampin' blog - we'd love to see what you come up with!  No worries if you don't have a blog as email entries are very welcome too!

Stamps: SU! Mixed Bunch, Happiest Birthday Wishes & Sincere Salutations sets
CS: SU! Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Pacific Point, Melon Mambo & Lucky Limeade
Tools: SU! Blossom, Eyelet Border, 1/2" Circle, 3/4" Circle, 1" Circle, Large Oval & Scallop Oval  punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! rhinestone jewels & Dimensionals



Kirei said...

Your colour combo is fab, lovely bright and cheery card Ruth! I have ordered this stamp set so having seen how good it looks here, can't wait to try it out! Kirei x

Ardyth said...

Love what you did with those flowers - they look so fun and funky!

Amanda Burditt said...

I'm just loving all the bright colours you've been using recently! So pretty! xx

Mynnette said...

LOVE the amazing bold colors--and using the stamps and punch for leaves is amazing! TOTALLY gonna do this now! ;) Also, I love all of your signatures! Do you make them yourself, or is there a site that generates them? So fabulous! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card - love the bling down each side. Also, very clever using part of the flower petals as leaves.


kelly said...

Love how you've cut away part of the flower to make to leaves, very clever! Great colourful card!
Kelly xx