Tuesday, May 31, 2011

All Birthdays, All The Time!

For my co-worker's birthday, I wanted to make a fun, colorful card. I love the look of offset scallops and the accordion flower so I went to town with some retired DSP - Bali Breeze. I had made a simpler card for my mother in law using the same colors and I just couldn't stop myself... it was out of control! Maybe it happened because I was watching Outsourced and the colors of India were inspiring? I don't know. Anyway, here is the result. (I am also linking to The Paper Players' Anything Goes challenge.)

I like it. I used different sides of the patterned paper to create the design. I also interspersed solid strips of Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive and Taken with Teal with the DSP to keep the designs from overwhelming the eye. Not sure if it worked since the colors are pretty intense... Topped off with double stitched ribbon in Guava and Pomegranate. I created the medallion from the DSP and Teal and Whisper White punched with the Decorative Label Punch. The mat is created from 2 punches, trimmed and layered behind the white. I sponged the white sentiment shape and the medallion with Taken With Teal - Craft ink since that's all I had. It worked.

I lined up all the scalloped strips, glued them together, and then trimmed the edges rather than adhering everything directly to the card.

A card with this much dimension needs to be delivered in a clear envelope if you aren't giving it along with a gift. Of course I had to say something snappy inside, in this case - "Make sure you're out of jail by Monday" ... :) It's lots more fun in the office when we're both there!

All supplies listed are from Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations (What? Not Curly Cute???)
Paper: Bali Breeze DSP (ret), Groovy Guava (ret), Purely Pomegranate (ret), Taken With Teal (ret), Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Taken With Teal Craft Ink
Other: SNAIL, Scallop Edge Punch, Decorative Label Punch


  1. What a great way to use up all of those scraps--love all the scallops! Great color combination too! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players! :-)

  2. Great colors! I LOVE all of the scallops! The rosette is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  3. Love all those scalloped layers. I bet your colleague loved this card. So glad you shared it with the Paper Players this week

  4. FUN card---I never have enough patience to make these fan-fold thingies! Yours looks terrific! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  5. Thanks for all the nice compliments! This one was really colorful and fun - and the rosette is really simple. Once you figure out how to make the first one, you can make a million and they're easy! :)

  6. Absolutely fabulous way to use up some scraps! I just love the fun color combo and I'm a big fan of lots of dimension on cards! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week! :)