Monday, February 26, 2018

Bursting Birthday

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   #FF0002   There's a new challenge up on the Festive Friday Challenge blog.  As always, the challenge is an either/or/and challenge. You can do one of the two themes or both of the themes.  I've chosen to do only one this time and that's ribbon. That's an easy challenge for me because I almost always ribbon in my cards! 

My card started out in a completely other direction. I didn't have any of this in mind when I started out. It just grew organically because my original design wasn't working out, but when I was laying out some of the pieces I saw a new design and I really liked it! So let's pretend that I had a plan...and you can follow along with me as I describe the process of creating this card (without the many detours that led here).
I started with a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White Card Stock mat onto which I adhered a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper. I wrapped a length of Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around this before adhering it to a Berry Burst Card Stock card base.

Next, I stamped the birthday sentiment from the "Cake Soiree" stamp set in Berry Burst Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I cut a swirl of Silver Foil Sheet using one of the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. I adhered the silver swirl and circular piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I finished the card by adding three Berry Burst Glitter Enamel Dots to the focal piece.

Even though the road I traveled was long and winding, I really love how this card turned out at the end!

There's still time to play along in the Festive Friday challenge. This particular challenge is open until Monday, March 5th at 8pm CST. Why don't you see where your supplies take you and then enter the challenge?


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  1. Wow! Absolutely stunning, Kathy! This card would surely make anyone feel special on their birthday! Thank you for playing with Festive Friday this week!

  2. Beautiful card Kathy! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday. I hope you join us again next week!
    Beth :)

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