Thursday, 12 June 2014

Hip Hip Hooray For Birthdays!

Usually on Thursday morning I go for a swim, but this morning I needed to do some work on the computer first and my fingers strayed to some challenge sites. I ended up making this card using the colours in the Colour Q challenge and the sketch from Cas(e) This Sketch. As well, I should give some credit to LeAnne Pugliese at Wee Inklings who frequently inspires my creativity.

The main stamp set I used was Tape It which was new this time last year. I had it on my 'wish list' straight away, but then probably used it only once. Don't know why, I still think its  a great stamp set with lots of possibilities, so I will resolve to use it so much more. I actually stamped all the pieces out in three colours, the Pacific Point, Summer Starfruit and Coastal Cabana so I could choose from a variety to layer on my card. The one piece from Tape It stamped in Calypso Coral has been stamped direct to the card front. You will be able to see in the close up that all the other pieces of Tape It have been stamped, cut out and adhered with Snail.

I thought the Hip Hip Hooray from the card pack of the same name, was an ideal greeting stamp to cut rough across the top, echoing the pieces of tape. I stamped first in Calypso Coral, then a second piece in Summer Starfruit, which was glued over and wrapped with linen thread.

Hopefully this is a masculine card, but I'm not too sure that it is (maybe I need the greeting to be in the blues, after all).

Just sometimes I feel a need to round off corners, and today was one of those days! Its great that two layers of card fit into the corner rounder on the Envelope Punch Board, so you can cut the front and back of the spine of a card too. Then the Whisper White and Summer Starfruit layers, also received the treatment before everything was stuck in place.

Now...away for a swim for me.
Hope your day is productive too!


  1. Oh, this is so fun! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  2. What a fun card, Rachel, love the stamped tapes! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

  3. Fab combination of stamp sets, colours and sketch!! Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ!


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