Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"B" Is For Brilliant Birthday

Good Morning! I wanted to start my post by reminding everyone that the very first ever STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY CHALLENGE will begin THIS SUNDAY! I have been so excited for this to start. Some of you may remember that I am on this design team. My project is completed and ready to go. I can't wait to show you. However, it won't post until Sunday. Now remember this is for all of YOU to participate in as well. I don't know about you, but I LOVE a challenge. Priscilla has some great ones lined up over the next six months. You also have a chance of being a Guest Designer. Some challenges may even have a little something for participating. Simply make your creation, post it to an online site or your blog and link it to the Stamptacular Sunday blog using Mr. Linksy. You can check out all the details on the BLOG. We even have a blinkie that you can add to your blog. So please join us for some fun and inspiration. Can't wait to see your creations! Make sure you check out the design teams creations as well.

Now back to the card:)

This card is for last Friday's Viva La Verve Challenge. They are starting a new round of challenges for the month of April. If you participate in each week's challenge you can win the next release of Verve Stamps. Even if you don't win it is great to participate. Each week the challenge has a "twist". The twist to this challenge was to ONLY use a sentiment stamp. Seems like we have lots of birthday's coming up in our family. I thought this sentiment was the perfect one to use with the sketch. I had a bit of a rough time finding coordinating designer paper. I ended up using scraps. This was supposed to be a masculine card, but somehow they always turn out girly. I love adding ribbon (Walmart) and that razzly, dazzly faux button from Hobby Lobby just really takes the masculinity away. Now I have to tell you about the "B." I colored it with a green galore marker. After stamping it and putting it next to the DP I realized the color was "off." So, I took a blender pen and some Kiwi Kiss ink and ran it over the top of the green galore "B." That really seemed to help blend the colors together to get a closer shade. For another TIP: I also like to use my blender pen to touch up areas that may not have stamped well. Just touch the blender pen to your ink pad and then gently add color in the sparse areas. So easy and looks great. A marker usually leaves an obvious mark where you added the ink, but the blender pen is perfect.

Basic recipe:
Stamps: Party Hearty
Ink: Green Galore and Brilliant Blue markers, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Various DP, Whisper White
Other: Swiss Dots Embossing folder, cuttlebug, scallop circle nestabilities, button, ribbon, corner rounder punch

Thanks for stopping by!


Paula said...

Great tip...beautiful card!

Sprytebyrd said...

This is great! I love the colors! The swiss dots are perfect, the ribbon is great and that button rocks! I think it still works as a masculine card!