Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Broadway Birthday Colorful Birthday Card for PCC338

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another card using the Broadway Birthday Stamp Set and Broadway Lights framelits.   Which right now are still part of a cost saving bundle; when the 2019 Annual Catalog goes lives this bundle will be gone, even through the products are staying.  Today's card is a little different than Monday's card.  This card features a fun color combination and focuses on the stamp set more then the Wish die in the die set.  Here's a look at today's card.

And here's a look at the card sketch that inspired my design.  You can click the sketch image and see what the other design team members came up with.

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When I started out designing this card for this sketch I knew which stamp set I wanted to use but I wasn't sure on the colors.  But, it didn't take long to figure that out.  I wanted a fun color combo that could work for both males and females.  I ended up using Smoky Slate, Rococo Rose, and Balmy Blue.  Rococo Rose is one of the new 2019-2021 In Colors that will come out on June 4th with the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  It's a rich mauve red that compliments most other colors, and can stand alone or be paired with another color to be very subtle.  So that makes it very versatile.  
Once I knew my colors it was time to start the fun stuff, stamping!  I picked the party hat to focus on as the main image for my card.  Don't under estimate the smaller stamps in your sets, they can be very fun to work with and are limitless in possibilities.  You can do so much with these little stamps.  I stamped out the hat in all three of my colors around a piece of whisper white cardstock and then used the stitched shapes (the largest square) and cut it out.  I then stamped the hooray on a piece of whisper white that was 5 1/4 x 4.  Before adding the hooray in a diagonal pattern I stamped off once to create a lighter shade of the Rococo Rose ink.  This allows for more versatility with your ink pads.  
I then took a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and used the third stitched square in the Stitched Shapes Dies and cut it out.  Next I ran it trough the die cutting machine with the swirls and curls embossing folder a returning embossing folder from the Holiday Catalog.  I forgot to mention before I added both squares I used a strip of Balmy Blue card stock and ran it through with the edge die with the little diamonds through my die cutting machine and made it into a banner.  This was added over the stamped hooray, before adding the stamped party hat piece.  After that I saved the little diamonds that came from the the banner and started adding the stitched and embossed squares I created.  I stamped two more party hats on scrap cardstock in Rococo Rose and Smoky Slate and used the matching die to cut them out.  I added them to the card with a mini dimensional to match the height of the balmy blue square that was also popped up with dimensionals. I then added the little diamonds back to the card front and stamped another sentiment at the bottom of the party hats.  This sentiment was in stamped in smoky slate to help bring it out a little more than the second generation Rococo Rose Hooray.  
To finish off my card I added the card front to a 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 piece of Rococo Rose Cardstock.  This acted as a mat for my card front and helped to bring out the Rococo Rose ink on the card.  You could totally change this layer to Balmy Blue if you were sending this to a male.  I then added it to a Smoky Slate card base that was cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (scored at 4 1/4) to make a side folding card.  I stamped a few of the party hats on a piece of whisper white in all three colors and added that to the inside of the card.  
So that's my super easy, quick, and colorful Broadway Birthday card for today.  I hope that you like it and that you will take time to play along with this sketch.  This sketch is a two week challenge so you have plenty of time to play along.  If you want to get the Broadway Birthday Stamp set and matching dies now and save 10% I would, before the cost saving bundle is gone.  You can pick these up in my online store by clicking on the shop tab above or by clicking on the item in the shopping list below.  

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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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  1. What a CUTE card. I love how you focused on the smaller party hat like you did. Great design.


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