Thursday, January 22, 2015

Big Day Party!

Hey there, Hi there! I was feeling inspired and encouraged by the feedback I received on yesterdays post. So today I went to my happy place with the intention of making two of the same card as I usually do. One to be my guinea pig so to speak and the other to be my final draft! Well instead I ended up doing two different styles using all the same stuff!! They are Birthday Cards and it looks like the party is happening on the card!! No sketch or anything for this one, came straight from my melon... Kind of funny if you think about it because the base to these cards is Melon Mambo. 

So both of these cheerful cards started with a standard A2 base in Melon Mambo card stock. The top card in a landscape style and the bottom in a portrait style. I matted this bright stripe from the Sweet Taffy DSP as my next layer. I then used the Top Note Bigz Die and cut two of them out of Daffodil Delight card stock. Obviously the one on the landscape card was laid out a little differently... I then heat embossed the sentiment and cake from "Big Day" out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog in White Stampin' Emboss Powder. On the landscape card I decided to use our new Bow Builder Punch in Melon Mambo on the bottom... The finishing touch on this card is a pennant banner using Old Olive Bakers Twine with stamped pennants using the Playful Pennants stamp set and Petite Pennant Builder Punch in Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie... The bottom card was a little different. I took the twine between the sentiment and cake and tied a cute little bow with Old Olive Baker's Twine in the center. Again the pennants were made using the Playful Pennants stamp set in Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo and Petite Pennant Builder Punch. 
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Two days in row!!! On to tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Sets: Playful Pennants and Big Day (Sale-A-Bration)
Stampin' Ink: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Taffy
Bigz Die: Top Note
Embellishments: Old Olive Baker's Twine
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots.