Today’s share is another of my September Card Class designs. These bold colors were perfect for this Happy Birthday Brush Strokes design and lent themselves to a masculine theme. But, it would be great for anyone that likes bright & bold colors. AND I was excited to sneak in my favorite new In Color – Lemon Lime Twist. Yay!
BASE: The card base starts with a trio of “swooshes” in the bold colors of – Lemon Lime Twist, Tangerine Tango and Dapper Denim. I wanted each “swoosh” to look different, so I scoured my stamp sets and found these that I felt went together well. They are from Happy Celebrations, Work of Art and Painter’s Palette.
I was looking for a way to ground the left side and decided to trim away 3/8″ from the left side of the card and placed the Dapper Denim strip. The Dapper Denim strip was placed onto the back inside of the card so it completes the 4-1/4″ width. Pretty cool!
SENTIMENT: I do love our “Happy Birthday” thinlits die, but I needed it to be less flourish-y. [smile] So I went to trimming away the “happy” and flourishes to give a cleaner look. [Compare it to the original and you’ll see. See……a great way to get a totally different look.]
MINI DOTS: You know me……I needed to add a bit of shine to the design and this was my in. I clear embossed scraps of Lemon Lime Twist, Tangerine Tango and Dapper Denim. Then I punched one each of 3/16″, 1/4″ and 3/8″ circles in each color. After mixing and placing “just so” like only a Type-A can. Lol! I glued them down with a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Adhesive. QUICK TIP: After applying them to the card; with your Heat Tool, quickly run it around the edges of the circles to round and smooth the edges. Very cool!
FINISHING TOUCH: After I had placed the “Birthday” and the shiny dots it “just felt” that something was missing. After trying several ideas I finally thought “try a narrow strip of Tangerine Tango between the Dapper Denim and Whisper White. OMGawd! That was it! Happy chair dance ensued. Lol!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today’s bright and bold Happy Birthday Brush Strokes design, and will stop back by soon. Have a great day!
- STAMPS: Happy Celebrations, Work of Art, Painter’s Palette, Thoughtful Banners
- PAPER: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango, Lemon Lime Twist
- INK: VersaMark, Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango, Lemon Lime Twist
- ACCESSORIES: Punches–3/8″, 1/4″ & 3/16″ Circles | Thinlits–Happy Birthday | Emboss Powder–Clear
Sparkly Hugs, Carol