Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Brrr-thday Smiles

I was downstairs stressing out playing in my stamp area earlier and decided to clean my desk the unconventional way.  I would take bits and pieces that I came across on my desk and make a card with them.  Soooo first I saw the green banner on the floor.  That would be my inspiration.  I found this piece of patterned paper in a corner of desk and remembered that the Cupcake Inspiration challenge was bunting.  Great!  The Verve Inspiration colors were orange and green and blue, and since I had those colors in the paper I started to look around for Verve stamps, but then I saw Waddles and decided he looked bunting-ish, so I went with him instead.  After coloring him up with Spectrum Noir markers, adding some gel pen accents and cutting him out, I tried to decide how I wanted to add the sentiment.  Blue banner? No - looks too sad.  Orange banner? No - looks too loud.  Then I saw the sand scalloped circle in a little pile of diecuts.  Perfect!  I cut a coordinating circle of ivory cardstock, stamped my greeting and added a few heart enamel dots.  I decided to keep the card super simple,  so I just layered my banner on orange cardstock and attached it to an ivory base.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!



Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Thank you for the motivation to use up all my accumulated scraps! Clever idea and a great card you made!

Indy said...

Such an adorable penguin! Love all the banners! So glad you joined Cupcake Inspirations' Bunting challenge! Hope to see more of your amazing work in future challenges!
Debbie, DT Sweetie