Friday, March 18, 2016

Subtle Birthday Bouquet

#stampinup   The Paper Pal Arts challenge blog is another that I recently discovered. I found this blog because I follow the fabulous Mary Fish and she often plays along in this challenge. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge. Since I'm still bringing birthdays back, I decided to make a birthday card and to use the sweetly subtle Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper available in the Occasions catalog.


I started with a Mint Macaron panel of the Birthday Bouquet DSP and adhered it to a Mint Macaron mat. I adhered this assembly with Stampin' Dimensionals to a Soft Suede card base, cut lengthwise.
I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment from the "Party Wishes" set in Mint Macaron onto a 2"x3" piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I adhered this to a slightly larger piece of Blushing Bride Card Stock.

I used two other sheets of Birthday Bouquet DSP to add the contrasting strip in the middle of the panel and a thin banner on top. I flagged the end with the Banner Punch. I added a bit of Tea Lace Paper Doily to the edge of these pieces, according to the sketch. 

I punched two hearts with the Sweetheart Punch from Blushing Bride. I added the sentiment and the hearts to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. For a final touch, I added two Blushing Bride Candy Dots to the hearts. 

Soft and subtle isn't usually my style, but I love these sweet colors together!

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  1. What an adorable birthday card, Kathy! These colors are great together. The hearts are the perfect accents. I LOVE this card! Thanks for joining the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts!

  2. Lovely card Kathy, such pretty colours all so well co-ordinated.

  3. Such a lovely birthday card! The hearts and the doily add such a nice feminine touch. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

  4. Fun,festive and what a way to send Birthday cheer to send to someone! This paper is fantastic and I love how you added the hearts! Great card!!!

  5. Such a fabulous Birthday card, lovely colors. Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week!