Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Patio Party Challenge - SSC #261 / My Challenge #27

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Hey y'all. Happy Tuesday! I hope your week has started off in a positive way. It's a beautiful day in the DMV. I love being able to look out of a window in my office. For the last 3 1/2 years I had an interior office with no windows and this makes me sooo very happy.

Wanna know what else makes me happy? Today's card. It's one I did Saturday evening after a rough afternoon. It makes me smile because, I stepped a little "out of the box" and didn't follow the sketch exactly. It's pretty close, but for me changing one element completely is a stretch. You know it's true! I used the Patio Party DSP and the Make A Cake stamp set that SU gave me for free, just for sponsoring someone during Sale-A-Bration this year. It's the first time I think I've used the stamp set and I think I'm going to enjoy playing with it. It has lots of different combinations that you can use.

Here's today's card-

Happy Birthday Card featuring
Patio Party DSP & Make A Cake Stamp Set
I'm so happy with how it turned out! Wanna know a secret? I didn't even use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for the cake layers. *Gasp* Lol! (I was shaking that ole Scaredy Cat by the tail, yes I was!) I used a few of the new In-Colors for this. Primrose Petals for the base, and mats of Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse. The sentiment is from the Cupcake Builder set, how sweet is that font? I inked my cake stamps up with my Raspberry Ripple Stampin Write Marker and the pedestal with my Baja Breeze one. The center layer is colored in with Primrose Petals Classic Ink Pad and my Blender Pen. I took the colors for the pennants from the card and used my Crumb Cake marker for the poles, using the edge of a scrap piece of c/s as a guide, to darken them up a little and extend them all the way down to the cake. I hung my banners from a piece of Island Indigo Bakers Twine that I tied little bows to on each end. I secured the bows to the c/s with a Mini-Glue Dot that I rolled onto itself to make it smaller. The banners are secured front to back with another Mini-Glue Dot each in between the layers. They are left unsecured to the card so they can move a little and to make it easier to fit into an envelope. The Baja Breeze Seam Binding is wrapped around the card front and tied into a bow, easy peasy.

Here's the sketch I used. It's from the great ladies over at Stamping 411. Check them out, after you're done here though! They have the best sketches and lots of cool tutorials and information. Not to mention their DT ROCKS!

I changed the strip to my banners, otherwise I stuck to the sketch. I was pretty proud of myself, I have to say, with that move. :) Doesn't happen often, but I'll take it when it does!

Here's the inside-

Once again I used the sentiment from the Create a Cupcake set. I just did a one layer cake for this panel. Pretty simple for me, as far as insides go, but I like it anyways.

Well, that's all I have for you today. I hope you liked it and I hope the fab ladies over at Stamping 411 do too! Your comments always make my day, so if you get a chance I'd love to hear what you think. If you liked today's card and would like to +1 or Pin it, I've put the buttons on my sidebar for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll come back soon. I've got lots to show you.

Till next time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

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  1. This is great!! Love your banner! Thanks for joining us at Stamping 411!! PS--I love reading your posts--so much fun!!

  2. It is AWESOME!! i love that you stepped outside the sketch and just used it as a jumping off point! Rock on! :)


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