Sunday, September 14, 2014

MFTWSC193 and Fusion Shiny Pink Challenge Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hello, Friends!

Hold on to your hats, everybody.  I got to make two cards this weekend!  They are both completely different styles but I really like them both.  I'll be sharing the second card tomorrow, so be sure to stop back in and see it.

My first card is based on the company, "My Favorite Things" sketch challenge and the photo from the Fusion challenge.  This is the first time I've entered a card in either challenge.  I wanted a bright, happy card for my Aunt's birthday coming up this week.  The color challenge from Fusion reminded me of the color Strawberry Slush from Stampin' Up which was perfect for my card.  It looks a little bit darker in the photo, but in person, it's a brighter pink.  I used the Stampin' Up Color Coach to get my coordinating colors, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana.  These are all part of the In Color Collection from 2013-2015.  I used My Favorite Things stamps and dies in my card.  I colored the MFT birthday cupcake tree with Copic markers.  All of the dies I used came from MFT and made putting this card together a snap.  They call their dies, "Die-namics."  Isn't that cute?  I love the Stitchable Dot Circle dies from MFT because it punches all the holes in the circle for you and you can add stitching or a piece of colored card stock behind the circle's holes for an extra cute touch.  (I'm not patient enough to punch all those holes and then stitch on my card, too!)  My birthday sentiment banner came from the Pierced Fishtail Flags.  The die was actually too long and only had the cut end on one side with a straight end on the other.  It was easy, though, to cut it one way, flip the die around so the fishtail was on the other side and cut it a second time so the paper was shorter and had an identical fishtail on both sides.  The frame around the card is the same color card stock as the actual card, but the Rectangle Frame dies still add some texture and design to the card instead of just putting the patterned paper down directly on the card itself.  Finally, my little Coastal Cabana  banner came from the Blueprints 15 die set which has the components to make a several different cards all with that set. 

I hope you've enjoyed the birthday card I made.  Be sure to come back tomorrow and check out the card for autumn I've made! 

Happy Stamping!

I used the following products to make this card:

BB Sweet Birthday Wishes Stamp Set by My Favorite Things
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Copic Markers
Strawberry Slush Card Stock by Stampin' Up
2013-2015 In Colors Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stacks by Stampin' Up
Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up
Stitchable Dot Circle STAX, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Rectangle Frames, Blueprints 15 Die-namics Dies by My Favorite Things


~amy~ said...

Thanks for joining us at FUSION!

SmilynStef said...

Lovely combination of colors ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

Jeanne J. said...

All those cup cakes look fab- the coloring is wonderful.... yes and I love your puppy too!

Michelle Lupton said...

yum! Cupcakes!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion :)

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