January 17, 2012

Big Bright 18th Birthday

Dear Reader,

A while back I took Basic Grey card classes from a local scrapbook store that is now sadly closed.  I would rarely finish the cards, but they were a way for me to have a jump start for future cards.  One such card I started became a 18th birthday card for a cousin of mine (I have a few).  The Basic Grey line is the very bright, punchy Green at Heart released some time back. 

I paired the bright colors with the equally happy white.  I am a great lover of white either as a cheerful neutral or even as an excellent juxtaposition to bold color like I did with this card.   I added the die cut 1 and 8 from Papertrey Ink's By the Numbers Collection which is perfect for celebrating milestone birthdays and I will have a couple more examples of cards made with those dies in the future.  The flower stamp is from Hello, Friend and I die cut it with its matching Friendly Flower die.  I wanted just a little more interest so I die cut a button using Buttoned Up #1 and then stamped a coordinating button from Button Boutique which I sewed onto the flower using my old friend, embroidery floss.  For some more white around the edges of the card I sanded the edges of the paper to reveal the white core.  The sentiment from Big Birthday Wishes was designed to work well with the By the Numbers Collection.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy creating,

{bright 18 birthday card}
stamps: big birthday wishes, button boutique and hello, friend, Papertrey Ink
ink: bubble gum, lemon drops and chicken feed, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger; purely pomegranate, Stampin' Up!
cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific
patterned paper: Green at Heart collection, Basic Grey
die: buttoned up #1 and friendly flower, Papertrey Ink
stickers: Green at Heart collection, Basic Grey
other: embroidery floss, DMC; cuttlebug, Provo Craft; crop-a-dile corner chomper, We R Memory Keepers; foam dimensional tape

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