Monday, May 16, 2016

Happy Retirement Card: #PPA300, #BTF21A, #HLSAnythingGoesWithDies, and #C4C333

Hello from Michigan!
Is it Spring yet?  We had snow flurries this past weekend so I am fearful that Spring up and left town this year.  I am hoping that the frost is now done with so I can get my annuals planted.  Okay, enough whining and on to my card for today.
I combined several challenges with this card.  I followed the sketch from Pals Paper Arts #300.  Here is the sketch: PPA-300-May12
I also wanted to play along with Between the Folds Challenge #21A which is to use the CTMH "Happy Times" paper packet (it happens to be the May Scrapbooking month Special over at CTMH).  Here is the link to that challenge:*BFT*+Challenges%29
So obviously I used paper from that packet for this card.  I then decided to join in the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge since I die cut the flower piece.  Here is the link to that challenge: 
Lastly, I am also joining the Crazy 4 Challenges #333 which is to use springtime flowers and I have those on this card, too.  Here is the link to that one:
WHEW!  I know, I know - that's a lot of challenges, but my time is precious so I gotta be creative in my work.  :D  

Here are a few details about my card.  I used patterned paper from Happy Times (CTMH) for the background.  It's a nice two-toned yellow stripe pattern.  Next I added the gold foil strip of paper cut from one of the papers in the same packet.  It's actually a white and gold wide-striped paper and I just cut up the stripes, using just the gold ones.  I attached it down the middle of the card.  Then I cut the pink pieces with my Art Philosophy Cricut Cart (CTMH) and inlaid the two pieces together.  Next, I stamped the flower piece from the CTMH set called "A Bundle of Love" with VersaMark on white cardstock(CTMH) and embossed it with gold embossing powder from my stash.  I then stamped the words "Happy Retirement" (Card Word Puzzle from CTMH - retired stamps) in Fern ink(CTMH).  Next I used the matching die from the CTMH "A Bundle of Love" die set and die cut the flower piece out with my Big Shot.  I then colored the flowers with my CTMH Shinhan alcohol markers.  LOVE them!  I popped that piece onto the pink piece with pop dots.  I felt it still needed something else so I added some gold sequins from CTMH.  And there you have it.  Hope you all have a great week and thanks for stopping by.


Donna said...

What a great card! Love how you used the pink and gold paper as a mat....looks fabulous! Thank you for inspiring us at Between The Folds Bi-weekly Challenge Blog.

Patti MacLeith said...

Pink and gold are so classy when put together. Lovely card!

Emma Sims said...

I love the colours you have chosen for your card. Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With A Die.

Emma - DT Member

Helen Gullett said...

Beautiful card with the Happy Times papers and the bunch of flower stamp. Love it!
THANK YOU so much for playing with our Happy Little Stamper Anything Goes with Dies - May Challenge!

Brandi said...

So pretty! I love how well this paper works together for so many different project types. I love it with this sketch, great job! Thanks for playing along with Between the Folds (BTF)!

Brandi R
DT member BTF