Monday, 21 May 2012

A Birthday with Patterns Galore.

One of my favourite colours is green, and when I saw the Pile it On challenge this week - mix your pattern scales - I thought of the perfect green patterns I could use for this.

I love these patterns, and I have wanted to use them for a while but I didn't have the right idea for them until today.  These are Jillibean Soup patterns, and I love how graphic and bright they are.  I decided to use a kraft base, and since I can never leave well enough alone I decided to round all of the corners on all papers and ink the edges with brown.

I embossed the sentiment on a small piece of kraft, banner cut the end, and inked the edges of this piece as well.  I had chosen this lovely piece of green seam binding to coordinate and was just going to put that around the middle, but felt it was not enough, so I added some kraft washi tape with printed text underneath the ribbon. I added the sentiment with some foam tape, and adhered some coordinating Prima flowers with Zots.

I still felt as though something was missing so I added some different sized self-adhesive pearls, and placed them as if they were sprinkled over the sentiment.  Lately that is one of my favourite things to do.  :)

For the inside of the card I corner rounded some leftover scraps, inked them in the same brown ink, and embossed the matching sentiment in the same white.

I really love how this card turned out and I hope my friend I had in mind while making it will enjoy receiving it!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

  1.  Creative Craft Challenges - Distressing.
  2. The Paper Shelter - Birthday Cards with Sentiment.
  3. Moving Along with the Times - Keep it Real/ No Fantasy Figures.
  4. Pile it On - Patterns, Mix your Scales.

I used the following supplies:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake, Jillibean Soup Summer Squash Soup, Blossom Soup 6x6 mini pad.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up!  Petite Pairs

Ink:  Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan, Versamark Watermark Ink pad, Martha Stewart Bright White embossing powder.

Embellishments:  Ribbon Carousel Moss Green vintage Seam Biding, Washi tape purchased from Le Box Boutique, Prima Flowers Camille Almanac, Stampin' Up! Jewels Basic Pearls.

Adhesives:  Tombow Mono Permanent Runner, Zots, foam squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, scissors, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, sponge.


*Alison* said...

WOW.. this is really beautiful.. I love the green and brown together.. it's so perfect! Thanks so much for entering into the DT Call over at TAWS..This is going to be so hard to pick just one of you..
-owner of the Alley Way Stamps

Marie said...

What a lovely looking card. The colours are wonderful and the design is sweet. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week and good luck.
Love n hugs

Mau xx said...

This is super Cathy, Love the papers and the way you have used them to compliment each other.
Thanks so much for taking part in MAWTT
hugs Mau xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW another stunning card, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxox

Carly said...

ooohh I love these papers too! and I think you have used them perfectly. Wow what a stunning card.

Thank you so much for sharing your distressed look with us at Creative Craft Challenges.

xoxoxo Carly

NancyD said...

Nice, nice card. Thought I would become a follower of a fellow Canadian and boost your numbers. Check out the Outlawz group and you will get even more followers. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

Cathy Clouston said...

Awesome, thanks for the suggestion! :)

Emma H said...

Love this - love the shades of green and how elegant it is! Thanks for sharing it with us at Pile It On this week!
(PS - another Canuck here, we're all over the place!)