Monday, June 25, 2012

A Fun Party Card

I had lots of fun making today's card! I used two card challenges to inspire me for today's cards. I decided not to 'mash it up' at the Friday Mashup Challenge and simply made a 'party time' card. You'd think this would be easy, but it was actually a bit harder than I anticipated... I ended up using the pinwheels from the Sweets for the Sweet stamp set which I found out worked really well with the Patio Party DSP. It has pinwheels in it too :) And do cupcakes say 'party' or what?

I used the sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping this week. I changed it up a smidge (surprise, surprise) but I really love the way the squares are lined up just a bit differently on each side. I did try putting the dahlia in the place indicated on the sketch, but it just didn't look right - it looked *much* better on the ribbon.

Tips & Tricks:

*Do you like the little flower on the Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon? It's the new In Color Dahlias. I LOVE them! And they are so easy to attach with Glue Dots.
*Since every party needs some bling, I put a few rhinestones on my pinwheels.
*So many people are too scared of cutting out their stamped shapes. But I say you should just try it! These pinwheels are very easy to cut out and I love the two-tone look it gives them!
*What do you think of the background? It's the new Argyle Embossing Folder! One of my favorite accessories from the new cattie :)

I hope this card has put you in a party kind of mood :) I really love this sketch and definitely will use it again!

'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Love it! That dahlia in the middle of your ribbon is awesome! Love the paper/pinwheel combination :)

Sheri said...

What an awesome card. I just love the pinwheels, and yes, cupcakes usually are the life of the party! ;) Thanks for playing at The Friday Mashup.

Sheri (guest designer)

Lisa said...

So pretty, love the bold colors and the pinwheels!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Lili said...

Such a fun and colorful card! I agree with Tara, that dahlia in the middle of your ribbon looks great. Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Amanda Corbet said...

This card is just so absolutely fabulous! I love all the bright colors and those pinwheels! Congratulations! You're a Glamette for this challenge! Head on over to the Friday Mashup and get your badge!

Monica Hornof said...

Thanks so much ladies! And yay, so exciting about being a glamette :)