Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CCMC #373 & TGIFC #21 Challenges - Happy birthday!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for two challenges - the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary, and the birthday challenge at TGIF.

And here is my card:

I had originally planned to make this card for a third challenge, but I just couldn't work with the color combination for that one. I pulled out my trusty Color Coach (I really miss having that in the current catalog!) and chose a card blindly to determine my combo. I really like this combination, because these colors remind me of fall, and today is the first day of autumn.

I pulled items from my retired stash for this card - the Brights DSP and the Brights Glimmer Brads. This stamp set is one of my favorites, partly because of this large sentiment, which is great for card fronts, and can be stamped easily in two different colors because the words are two separate stamps and they are photopolymer.

Once again, there is no ribbon on this card, which is very unusual for me. I added a bit of interest with the layered punch flower by snipping into the center to create the petals.  (I wasn't sure how I wanted to layer the colors, so I punched all three colors in all three sizes and played with them until I got the combo that I liked best. Now I can make two more cards, since I have two more flowers!)

That's all for today. I hope you like this one!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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  1. What a fun birthday card! Love the layered punched medallion with the glitter brad! Thanks for playing the Create with connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

  2. This is a great color combination, especially for fall! I love these big sentiments as the focal point on a card, and your snipped flower is the perfect embellishment! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. I like this card a is fun, bright and that flower really is adorable!
    Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)

  4. So clean and crisp and a PERFECT fall birthday card! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  5. These colors work so wonderfully together to make a sweet, fall feeling birthday card! I love the layerd dotted background paper! Thanks for playing along at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Oh WOW! The Color Coach gave you the perfect color combination for today! I love this combo and I too miss the Color Coach! You've used this set to perfection with the sketch and your flower! What a bright, fun and happy card! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. I love your vibrant colors! Such a happy card! Thanks for linking up with TGIF this week!


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