Sunday, November 10, 2019

Broadway Birthday for PP467

Hello and Happy Sunday to you!
 It’s time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Claire has a fabulous Color Challenge for us: 
Soooo, it’s not a big shock that I am a HUGE fan of all color combos that feature bright and cheery colors. Claire really hit it out of the park with this mix, that’s for sure! As soon as I saw this trio, I was immediately inspired by a card I saw in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I decided to put my own spin on it for this challenge. 
Yes, this card has a LOT of different elements and I think it’s really fun. I used the Broadway Birthday stamp set and the coordinating Broadway Lights Dies for this card. I just love that big bold sentiment, don’t you? November is a BIG birthday month (including my birthday…yay!) so I actually needed to make quite a few birthday cards to get ready to mail out. 

I embossed the background with the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for a little pop of texture and then created a little “scene” around the tri-colored sentiment. All of the elements are popped-up on Stampin’ Dimensionals (except the “marquee sign”) to make them stand out a little bit. 
For the sentiment, I simply cut 3 pieces of Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green  and Bermuda Bay cardstock into three strips, each measuring 5” x 5/8” and taped them together on the back of the cardstock. Then, I die-cut the sentiment. I used basic Scotch Tape to adhere them together, nothing fancy. 
Of course, there is a lot of sparkly detail on this card. I die-cut the little “marquee” image in Sparkle Glimmer Paper and then dressed up the balloons by covering them with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then sprinkling on some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Sure, glitter gets everywhere when you are creating, but that’s half of the fun, isn’t it? It’s the crafting gift that keeps on giving long after the project is completed. 

Card Measurements:
  • Bermuda Bay Card Base - 5-1/2”  x  8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock - 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (embossed with Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder) - 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Scraps of Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay for die cut images
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 5-1/4” x 4" 
If you aren’t a fan of loose glitter, I also created another version of the same card. I dressed up the balloons and party hats with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for a “less of a mess” option. Or you could just leave the sparkle off altogether, if it’s not your thing. That looks great, too! It’s really that fabulous color combo that is the star of the show on this card. 
Finally, here is a look at the inside of the card, with more stamps images and a coordinating sentiment from the stamp set. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Color Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday November 15th, 2019. 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team

*On a personal note: I’ve been on a little bit of a hiatus this week because we have been dealing with some major health issues with our sweet dog, Ozzy. I have been an emotional mess most of past week and I truly appreciate you all hanging in there with me. It was actually nice to get into my craft studio to make my card for this challenge, even if I struggled to get in there initially. My sweet boy was snuggled at my feet and that helped SO much. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. What a fun card and I love way you cut out the sentiment...very creative use of the challenge colors!

  2. Perfect Birthday card with these the added bling and the tri color die!

  3. This is full of fun Anne Marie! You take all the time you need with your sweet Ozzy. Sending you a hug...him too <3

  4. Warm hugs for you and Ozzy, My Friend! Praying for you both!
    Your birthday card is just full of FUN! So many wonderful details. Love the bold sentiment, party hats and balloons. Certain to bring a smile to the recipient! Thank you for making my colors shine. So glad they made you feel happy! I loved them, too! XX

  5. Fun and cheery, Anne Marie! I LOVE how you made "Wish" from the challenge creative! The glittery balloons are amazing. This card will brighten someone's day for sure. Hugs to you and Ozzy!

  6. Anne Marie, I love the way you totally embraced the colors and the tri-colored sentiment is the perfect way to bring all your party elements together. Fabulous.
    Hugs to both you and Ozzy

  7. What a bright colourful and fun birthday card Anne Marie! I'm not usually a fan of glitter, but for your card I will make an exception - those sparkly balloons are fabulous! Hugs to you and Ozzy x


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Anne Marie