Friday, June 26, 2020

Simple Birthday Wishes for FF0062

Hello and Happy Friday! Time for a brand new Festive Friday ChallengeFor #FF0062, our festivity is National Simplicity Day, which is coming up July 12th. Our Inspo List features 10 items you can choose from to create your project. Incorporate THREE (or more) of the items in your project and link up to the challenge! And guess what? Your project doesn’t have to be about the National Orange Blossom Day – at all! The selected festivity is just a unique way to come up with some fun and interesting ideas to inspire your creativity.
My Inspo List Picks: CAS Design - Single Image - Stitching - Birthday Theme

Although I do love a card with lots of layers and details, sometimes “less is more”. I’ve really been trying to challenge myself to create more Clean-and-Simple (CAS) cards recently. I just love the simple, uncluttered design and the fact that they are easy-peasy to pop in the mail. 
Color Combo: 

I’m a little obsessed with the Paying with Patterns Designer Series Paper lately. There is something about the mix of colors and patterns that are so perfect together. This striped pattern instantly caught my eye for this card. I also added a little texture to the Whisper White layer and of course had to pop on a rio of rhinestones to bling things up a bit. It’s tough to see in the photos, but I also added some Wink of Stella to the heart for a little added sparkle and shine
The layout for my card was inspired by the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I always look forward to their sketch challenges, especially for Clean and Simple cards and this one immediately inspired me for this birthday card. 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Purple Posy Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Night of Navy Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper - 2-1/4” x 4-3/4” 
  • Purple Posy Cardstock - scrap to die cut heart from the Stitched Be Mine Dies, add Clear Wonk of Stella Glitter Brush to center heart for sparkly detail
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to die cut stitched Banner from Tasteful Labels Dies, stamp sentiment from Special Someone stamp set in Night of Navy ink
  • Add three rhinestones to card front
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”, on bottom right corner stamp balloon string in Night of Navy ink and heart balloon in Coastal Cabana ink (images from Special Someone stamp set) 
  • Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 3/4” x 5-1/4"
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added a little strip of DSP and a simple stamped balloon to keep the continuity from the front of the card.

Hop on over to the Festive Friday Challenge to see what the rest of the Design Team has shared this week. We’d love to have you join us with your project! The challenge is open from today through Monday July 6th at 8:00 PM CST, so you have plenty of time to play along. 
Festive Friday Design Team: 

Anne Marie Hile (you are here!) 

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Have a HAPPY day today! 

Anne Marie

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  1. It might be simple, but it's simply lovely!

  2. I love hearts on birthday cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. This is such a pretty card Anne Marie! I love that scalloped heart and the sweet heart balloon on the inside of the card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Simplicity works for me! Love your sweet CAS design!


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