Saturday, 8 March 2014

Primary Colors

After a busy, busy week at work, it's now Saturday and in between loads of laundry, I've got some time to stamp!  Today's card uses the fun, primary colors from Color Throwdown and the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.

My youngest niece is turning 4 next month, so I thought I'd use these fun colors to make her birthday card.  What little kid doesn't love red, yellow and green?  I tried to go SUO for this card and nearly pulled it off!  The tag die, the black twine and the Wink of Stella are the only things that aren't SUO on this card.  Go me LOL.



I have to admit I quite like this card - it's CAS but still has a lot of interest.  I used Jennifer McGuire's trick to get some dimension in the balloons by stamping once, then re-inking and rubbing off some of the ink before over-stamping.  



The card base is Real Red which was scored on all four sides.  Two PTI tags were cut - one from Daffodil Delight and one from Whisper White.  The balloons were cut out and had some black twine stuck to the back of them.  The number 4 was cut out of Real Red using the Bigz Typeset Alpha die.  All three balloons and the number 4 were painted with Wink of Stella for a lovely subtle glittery look.



Thanks for looking.




Products used:

Stamps:  Up Up & Away, Express Yourself
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories:  Black Twine, Wink of Stella, PTI tag die, Bigz Alphabet Die

Cheers
Karren

15 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Fun card! Your niece will love it!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

Patrice said...

Great card Karren, perfect for your young niece. I'm intrigued by this 'wink of stella' stuff. Never heard of it before so I'm off to find out about it, hope google plays nice.

Mynn xx said...

This is AWESOME! LOVE the fabulous layout and I adore the balloons you created! :) HUGS and have a wonderful weekend! :) Mynn xx

PS: I'd love for you to visit me at my blog (On a Stampage)--I have blog candy I'm giving away! :)

Shoregirl said...

I love your take on both the color and sketch challenge! What a cute card!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love the colours! Love the layout!

Susangail Powell said...

This is a great card- full of fun!!! I love the colors, the scored lines around the edges and the strings hanging loosely from the balloons - it's all great!

Cathy said...

Hi Karren, your card leapt out at me from CTS, I love the bold colours. Fabulous layout, I'm sure your niece will love it, Cathy x

Bonnie said...

Using the red card base was brilliant, Karren! Love, love, love these bright colors and the balloons are wonderful!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Oh..Karren what a perfect card! Gorgeous and Fun....Love this!!!

Scrappy Géri said...

I love your card and t
How you made those balloons pop out and look 3D :) it's a wow :)

Claire said...

This is so clever! I love that trick with the ink to give the balloons more dimension...must try that one!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fantastic design... LOVE those balloons! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet & wonderful! Great take on the sketch!

Jen W. said...

Super cute and so perfect for a 4 year old! The balloons look really cool - I'll have to try that technique… Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

donna mikasa said...

Fun take on the sketch--love those balloons!