Tuesday 5 July 2016

Happy 21st Birthday! | Pals Paper Arts #307 & Mojo Monday #455

So my little brother is turning 21 soon, and I decided to let a couple of card challenges help shape the Birthday card I created for him.

I used the Pals Paper Arts colour challenge # 307 and the Mojo Monday sketch challenge #455 as inspiration for my card.

 My card also fits in nicely with this weeks Global Design Project #043 Party Theme Challenge.

Here is what I came up with:

The base of my card uses Whisper White card stock, and I cut a square of Night of Navy using my Squares collection framelits. Using the new Large Numbers framelits and my magnetic platform, I cut out 21 from the middle of the square.

I then cut out a balloon in Real Red using the Balloon framelits set. I placed the framelit over the edge of the cardstock so I wouldn't need to trim the top & side of the balloon.

My sentiment comes from the Number of Years stamp set and was stamped in Night of Navy onto some Pool Party cardstock. I then used my banner framelits & magnetic platform to cut out the sentiment.

I adhered the Navy square to the card front using a combination of Snail adhesive and Tombow. I placed a strip of Pool Party washi tape across the top of the Navy square. I then tied a bit of red & white twine I had lying around to the bottom of the balloon cut out. Using some Snail I then adhered the sentiment banner and the balloon to the card. I decided to add a little extra piece of washi tape at the bottom to help hold the balloon string in place along with a tiny dot of tombow under the twine in the middle. All finished :)

I am hoping my brother will like his card.

Here is a list of the supplies and tools used to create this card:

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)
Night of Navy A4 Cardstock (106577)
Real Red A4 Cardstock (106578)
Pool Party A4 Cardstock (124391)
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad (126970)
Number of Years Stamp Set (Photopolymer 140653)
Squares Collection Framelits (130921)
Large Numbers Framelits (140622)
Balloon Framelits (137362)
Banners Framelits (132173)
Magnetic Platform (130658)
Snail Permanent Adhesive (104332)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Pool Party Washi tape
Red & White twine

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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creation.

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  1. I'm sure your brother will love this fun card. It's fantastic! Thank you for playing in the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week!

  2. Kirsten - what a creative use of the MOJO sketch and a brilliant combination with these colors. This is such a vibrant and fun card! Thanks so much for playing along with my color challenge this week the Pals Paper Arts.

    1. Thanks so much Brian :) I was quite happy with the end result. Thanks so much for the colour inspiration.

  3. Your brother is going to love his bright and fun birthday card. Great job on combining the challenges. Thanks so much for including the PPA in your stamping fun this week. Hope to see you play often!

  4. Very sweet and fun card! I love your take on the challenge this week - bold and classic! Thank you for joining us this week at the Pals Paper Arts Challenge, I hope you play along again soon!

  5. Gorgeous 21st Birthday card Kirsten, really pops with the bright colours, thanks for joining us this week x

  6. What a fun birthday design! Love the little details, like the twine on the balloon and the washi tape strip. Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday!

    1. Thanks so much Lori :) And thanks Mojo Monday team for the sketch.


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