Friday, March 12, 2010

Bold Bright Happy Birthday!

Not only is it Friday, it's time for our weekly Blogger's Challenge AND I've also decided to play along with the Color Inspiration Challenge over at Stamping 411! Ya'll know that we operators do the Saturday Sketch Challenge each week, but one of our gang - Patti Chesky - is the color guru and posts a Color Inspiration each Thursday. This is a just for fun challenge, we don't pick a showcase or have Mr. Linky for it, but it's always cool to try out a combo that you normally wouldn't gravitate towards. That was the case with me for this week. Here is the color combo:

Now, I took one look at that and said "Man, that's Bold!" and immediately thought it would be great for a 'fun' card. Since today's Blogger's Challenge is all about Birthdays, that seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out! And our challenge Mom, Lisa has a birthday on Monday, so "Happy Birthday Lisa!"

Here is my card creation:

If you guys follow my blog or come to my classes, you know that the fun, cute, bright style is not normally my strength, but my daughter liked this card a lot and she is all over that style so I figured it was ok to show you!
I used the color combo of Real Red, Basic Black and Green Galore combined with Whisper White for this card. The stamp set is Happy Moments which is one of the great FREEBIES with Sale-A-Bration through the end of March! The dsp I used is retired Real Red from one of the great Hostess Paper Packs that are available in each catalog. The punched border at the bottom was done with the Scallop Edge Border punch that is also a FREEBIE during Sale-A-Bration!

I like layering texture on texture and the pattern in the paper is a nice foil for the polka dot texture I added with my Big Shot. The two different ribbons added even more texture and I love the layered look so much!

I added even more to the tactile experience of this card by placing the brads on the ribbon - love those polka dot Epoxy Brads! My favorite part of this card didn't photograph very well, but maybe you can spot's the paper pieced gift in the stack! I not only used dsp for one of the gifts, I painted Crystal Effects on it to make the wrapping paper shiny! Take my word for it, it's very cool up close!

So that's it! My fun birthday card with a super color combination! Be sure to check out all the other Blogger's Challenge birthday projects by clicking on the icon in my sidebar. Lots of inspiration for you there!
I'll be back tomorrow with this week's Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge card, so ya'll come back now, y'hear? Oh, man, don't know where that came from....I was watching Andy Griffith reruns last night so my ya'll's are a little more pronounced than normal! LOL!
Love and stamped hugs to you all!


  1. I looked at your color combo before I saw the card and thought, "YUCK!" But YOU WORKED THIS OUT! Love it -- I would even case this card I like it so much! Way to rock a hard color challenge and it's a perfect birthday card -- male or female!

  2. Great color combination for a fun birthday card. So sorry for your losses this past week, may you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  3. Great color combo! This is my favorite kind of card...bright & fun bringing a smile to my face!

  4. Robin, this is such a fun card! There's so many elements to love....the paper piecing, the brads, the texture. Love it all!!!

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

    P.S. Great job with the weird color combo!!!

  5. Sorry to hear about the deaths in the family...I hope you all are doing well...

    On a lighter note your card is fabulous! Great color combo. {SMILES}

  6. You did a wonderful job with the bright (and cheery)color challenge posted! Great card and fun embellishments. I am sorry to hear of your losses.

  7. ouh la la Robin
    This is super duper fabulous
    those colours really do work well together
    who would of thought
    I think who ever's birthday card it will be - they will be THRILLED
    even if it's not your style you did it really well! I would of never been able to tell had I not know
    I am truly sorry for your loss - please make sure to take care of yourself, having been thru loss in tragic ways, myself, we seem to forget that we need to take care of ourselves to make sure we can be there for the rest our family and friend!
    Thanks for sharing Robin

  8. Great card, so fun and funky with that bright color combo.

  9. OOOH! That is a fun and bright color combo. I love the playfulness that the polka-dot brad adds to the card!

  10. Well this is certainly one cheery color combination! It is perfect for a birthday card Robin! How fun! :D

  11. Way to go with not only one challenge but two!! AND it uses one of your not so fav colors!! You nailed it, great job and I am sure in real life your gift wrapping is very shiney!!!

  12. LOVE your card!
    So sorry for your losses. Wishing you comfort and peace.

  13. Love the bright colors on your card and the brad treatment you did on the ribbon! Wow! (Sorry to hear about the losses this week...thoughts and prayers going out to you.)

  14. WOW! What a fun card this is! So not a combo I would have ever thought to use, but you made it work fabulously!! Way to go!!

  15. It is a bold color combo, but you worked it girl! I really like those brads too.

  16. Great card, and I really like the color combo!

  17. What a great card for Patti's color combo challenge! You rocked it out girlie! :)

  18. Wow lovin the bright colors...I just ordered more bold brights...the black clearly picks up the whole card..
    connie paxman

  19. Great colors for a fun and festive birthday card!

  20. Great job with the colors and the card. I hope things are back to normal again, sorry for your losses. I'm late, whaaaa


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