blue birthday

Welcome to my crafty blog and a clean & simple masculine card using stamps and dies from Julie Hickey Designs. I’ve been thinking about how to use the layout from CAS Colours and Sketches and decided these banner sentiments were just right with a few die cut stars and the colours from As You See It

The first step was to blend the three shades of blue around the edge of a 5×5 card blank. I don’t ahve the SU colours, so used Distress Oxides in ‘chipped sapphire’, ‘mermaid lagoon’ & ‘salvaged patina’. Once dry I attached a layer of white card to the card front.

I then die cut three banners with the ‘message banners’ die and blended one of the three blues onto each one, together with three small stars from Julie’s ‘you’re a star’ set. I stamped different ‘birthday messages’ onto each banner using black Archival ink and glued them onto the card front, offsetting the middle one. Each of the stars then went at the end the matching banner.

I felt it still needed something more, so finished with a few Glossies stars in a matching blue.

Not bad for a card that bascially evolved as I went along!

7 thoughts on “blue birthday

  1. I’m loving the trio of blues and the way the blending on the base echoes the banners on the front. The stars are a fun touch too. Thanks for sharing with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches and As You See It this week!

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  2. Love this, Deborah – great way to focus on our blues and such a great design! Love all those different sized stars! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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  3. WOW, this is great! Your ink blended base if fabulous. I like the simple placement of the sentiments and then the halo of stars. Thanks for joining in with us again at As You See It, Deborah.

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  4. I love the blended base, Deborah! And the CAS look of the card front. The placement of the little stars just makes the design! Thanks for getting colourful with us at As You See It Challenges.

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