Elizabeth Cooper
I love participating in challenges. I knew I wanted to do something for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge, but the colors were very Christmas-y, and, well, I'm a little burnt out on Christmas projects.

I do have a whole lot of birthdays coming up over the next couple of months, which is how this card came about:

I thought the colors worked beautifully for a pretty, feminine birthday card. And as a bonus, I used scraps to pull most of it together!

I started with red and green scraps of cardstock. (I had plenty of both left over after Christmas.) Then I chose some coordinating paper scraps -- these happened to be from previous Jillibean Soup card kits -- and punched them using two different Fiskars edge punches. I also added a leftover scrap of a border from a Jillibean Soup die cut set at the top.

I punched out a piece of vanilla-colored scrap patterned paper using a 1 inch circle punch, and stamped the sentiment using Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves. The stamp is from the All Year Greetings set by Fiskars. I thought the sentiment needed a little something extra, so I went over the word "birthday" with a Zig 2-way glue pen, and sprinkled some green glitter on top.

I created the flower from some Prima petals I had lying around, and used a green brad from the Recollections: Pastel Medium Squares package for the center. I attached the flower to the sentiment circle, and adhered the whole thing to the card front with foam adhesive.

Finally, I wanted to embellish the card front itself. So I used a piece of self-adhesive pearls from the Prima: Say It With Pearls package. I also filled in some of the edge punch holes using Stickles in Xmas Red and Firefly, and Liquid Pearls in Buttercup.

2 Responses
  1. Elizabeth, I am glad you were able to turn our challenge colors into something other than a Christmas card. It turned out beautifully! I love that pearl flourish, and the punched borders with hearts.

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe, and Happy New Year!

  2. Wonderful punched borders. Love the bits of silver beading. Thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.