Today’s card features a bold “Happy Birthday” sentiment accompanied by a sweet bouquet of purple flowers. I am playing along with this week’s Paper Player’s Challenge to create a CAS (clean and simple) card with a sentiment as the focal point and this card hits the mark!
To create the bold sentiment, My Favorite Things All Occasions Sentiment stamp set was an easy choice. It has 9 different sentiments to fit almost any occasion. I stamped the bold “Happy Birthday” with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive ink on a 1″ wide strip of Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock.
TIP: I like to use the 100lb cardstock for the base of my cards but the 80lb for layers…the heavier base gives my cards the support they need and the 80lb layers keeps them from becoming too heavy.
For the background of my card I mounted a piece of retired Stampin’ Up designer paper on a layer of SU Old Olive cardstock. The scallop circle was cut using the My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Circles Die-namics and the flowers were cut with the Stitched Flowers Die-namics.
Both the stitched flower and stitched scallop circles are such pretty elements to add to a card…two of my faves! For the final touch, I added a little bit of iridescent white sequins.
TIP: I use Glue Dots brand Micro Glue Dots for attaching sequins to cards. They are smaller than the regular glue dots and the perfect size for sequins and other small embellishments.
Besides the Paper Players Challenge, I am also playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge and the “Less is More” CAS Challenge where the theme for this week is Alphabet. Why not head on over to the challenge blogs and play along too!
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