Saturday, 5 January 2013

Pre-Teen Birthday

Both the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts were too good to miss this week.  The sketch is so versatile and it was hard narrowing down my options for the embellishments.  This'll be fun to use over and over again.  As for the colors, I never used to like Melon Mambo but it goes so well with black and gray I just had to use these colors for my card today.  I think this card will go to my niece on her 12th birthday in a few months.

For this card I used the retired large and small star punches - love these punches!  For the large black stars, I first punched with the small punch then went over with the large punch to create a frame.  The sentiment is black embossed and the scallops are paper pierced.

Here are the challenge graphics:

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  It's Your Birthday
Cardstock:  Basic Gray; Basic Black; Melon Mambo; Brights DSP
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Large and small star punches; Basic Rhinestones; Large Scallop Edgelit; Essentials Paper Piercing Pack

Edited to Add:  This card was chosen as a Perfect Princess card at Freshly Made Sketches.  Thanks guys!



Linda Callahan said...

Star spangled and spectacular! You combined both challenges beautifully!

Jen Timko said...

You completely rocked both challenges with this one, Karren! Love the stars! Glad you joined us this week!

Jen Brum said...

Oh Karren! This is fabulous! I love those colours together and those stars are fabulous! Your niece is going to love this card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Patti MacLeith said...

Your card bursts with color! Thank you for playing at PPA!

Sandie Conner said...

Great mix of colors, the melon mambo pops off the card. Thanks for having fun with the PPA this week.

Nina Dee said...

What a fun card! I'm loving all the stars! Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week! :)