Thursday, 29 January 2009

A sunny birthday card on a grey day using a free stamp set

Well, the good news is that I'm feeling a whole lot better today. The bad news is that means that I'll have to go back to work tomorrow. But at least it's nearly the weekend.

It's been a miserable grey day here today and so I decided to make a card in warm sunny colours to try to balance things out. I took the layout from a sketch challenge over on Splitcoaststampers.

I started with Old Olive cardstock as my base and matted it with So Saffron card and paper from the Haiku Designer Paper Series. Two more strips of a different paper from the same collection were matted onto Old Olive. 
Using the 5 petal flower from the Polka Dot Punches set (click here to found out how to get this for free) I stamped twice each with Old Olive ink onto Old Olive card and with Really Rust ink onto So Saffron card. I then used the 5 petal flower punch to punch these out. A More Mustard brad from the Earth Elements set was added to the centre of each flower and leaf set and the whole was stuck on with a dimensional. I used the Happy Birthday stamp from the Circle of Friendship stamp set with Really Rust ink on So Saffron card and the large spiral flower from the Polka Dot Punches stamp set on the same. I punched the spiral flower with the Scallop Circle punch and punched a plain scallop circle in Old Olive. The two scallop circles were rotated and matted. I punched the Happy Birthday with the 1" circle punch. The Happy Birthday was raised on a dimensional.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

1 comment:

Kate Lewis said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning card Sara! It's miserable here too but this card has really cheered me up!!

Love that layout too, going to go and check that sketch out!

Have a great weekend and glad you're feeling better! Kate xx