Saturday, 22 February 2014

Stacked Birthday

Hi everyone and welcome.  Today's card is a combination of challenges as well as a technique I've wanted to try for some time and finally manage to fit it in today.  The challenges I'm entering are:  Friday Mashup to use triangles or hexagons, ColourQ's color challenge and the sketch from Pals Paper Arts.






The technique I wanted to try is stacked die-cuts (or whatever it's called!).  I colored a scrap of Xpress-it with three Copic markers as close to Apricot Appeal, Peach Parfait and Summer Starfruit, then I cut the piece with the Birthday die cut from PTI.  I then stacked 5 other plain white die cuts to build up the thickness of the layer.  The "happy" was cut with my Cameo and the loops at the bottom were cut and hooked around the "birthday".  Both words were covered with Wink of Stella for a subtle glimmer.

I randomly stamped some triangles from Geometrical onto a Whisper White panel using Apricot Appeal, Peach Parfait and Summer Starfuit ink.

The white panels were layered onto Always Artichoke and some candy dots finished the card.

Here's a peek of the inside:



Thanks for looking.





Products used:

Stamps:  Geometrical (SU)
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Apricot Appeal, Summer Starfruit
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Birthday die (PTI), Wink of Stella pen, copic markers, Silhouette Cameo, Regals Candy Dots

Edited to Add:  This card was a pick at Friday Mashup and at ColourQ.

Cheers
Karren

17 comments:

Jen said...

Well, now I've another technique to try! The dimension on the die-cut birthday is really something to see!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Fabulous Karren! So loving this....the dimensions are Fantastic!!! Love it!

Lisa said...

I agree with Jen & Joni, the dimension on birthday looks terrific!! It's the first thing that caught my eye. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

Dawn Tidd said...

Wow! You did a great job combining challenges! I love the stacked triangles and your dies cuts. Thanks for sharing with us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great job layering the die-cut! Love this technique! Great job combining challenges! ♥

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karren, this is awesome! LOVE the designs and the colors are just fabulous!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love those stamped triangles and they look great is this week's colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the colourQ!

Loll Thompson said...

Great card Karren. Love the fun design. Your stacked die-cuts are awesome - they really pop off the page. Loll xx

Cindy Hall said...

This is an awesome design, Karren! You have such artistic talent! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

Lisa said...

Lovely card, the triangles were a great way to work with the sketch.

Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Narelle Farrugia said...

So cool! Love how you've given this card so much interest with your background stamping in those fab colours and the raised sentiment takes this card to another level!

Susan Itell said...

This is sooooo fun! I love your technique and the colors are fabulous ....Thanks fro playing with the pals this week! Super card!

Sarah said...

Fab card, love your geometric design, great use of the colours, thanks for joining us at ColourQ, hugs, Sarah x

LeAnne said...

This is so clever and creative! Reminds me of confetti bits...very colorful and fun! Thanks for playing with the CQC colors too!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

So fun and trendy, Karren. Neat technique, too! Thanks for linking up with the Friday Mashup this week:)

Lynda Day said...

I love this card Karren. I really like the way the triangles are just randomly stamped on the card. Thanks for teaching about the "stacked" technique. I've never seen it before.

Avery Murphy said...

I love how your sentiment stands out and blends perfectly with the triangles. Your coloring technique is great!

Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup!