Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Birthday Gift

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you:
Image may contain: bird
And here is the card I created:
I've said it before, and I'll be saying it for a long time: these are so hard for me!!  As you can see, I decided to go with the color scheme and kind of used the color swatch as the background for my card.  I picked coordinating colors of card stock and used some distress inks to darken the ones that didn't quite match.  Then, I thought the colors were a little too prominent, so I added a sheet of vellum.  It worked perfectly to soften the colors, but I adhered it with spray adhesive thinking I would avoid obvious adhesive showing through.  I was wrong as the spray adhesive left little dots of glue that definitely showed through!  So I had the brilliant idea to emboss the background, but since it was already adhered to the card base, the only embossing folder I had that was large enough was this damask folder.  It is one of my favorites, but it kind of gives a feminine feel to this otherwise masculine looking card!  What do you think?  Does the damask make it look too feminine, or do you think it still looks masculine enough?

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Birthday", "Gift Box Top" and "Gift Box"
Damask embossing folder

Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #364--sketch

Simon Says Stamp Monday--E is for? (Embossing)
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Crafty Friends #133--anything goes
Cardz TV #112--anything goes
Alphabet Challenge--A is for anything goes
Creative Fingers #183--anything goes
Crafty Creations #408--anything goes
Penny Black--anything goes
Stinkin' Inkers--Crafter's Choice
Pattie's Creations #169--birthdays


Glittered Paws said...

I think it looks fine for either. And love your idea of puting strips of the color together. Isn't it frustrating when best laid plans don't go as we thought they would??? Love the image you used - think that might be on my next order.

Patti J said... you know, they are my least fave, too! But girl, you ALWAYS rock them! Great job, once again! I was stuck on birds - never thought to go with colors and a different image - way to think outside the box, dear friend!!!

Donna said...

What a fabulous birthday card, love your background and your coloring on the ribbon and box!

meg said...

A fabulous card love the coloured embossed strips of card thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

Esther Asbury said...

You sound like me -- I keep trying things to rescue my cards till I finally run out of options. Sometimes I keep it, and sometimes it goes in the trash (smile!). Your card turned out awesome - love the stripes and the embossing!!

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Laurie Unger said...

I like what you did with this challenge. I too sometimes struggle with this one. I still haven't used this present stamp, thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn Phillips said...

I do like how you've done that background. It's very effective. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

Stinkin' Inkers said...

Another fabulous entry for the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... Thanks for entering your lovely card into our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Mervi said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Brandi said...

I love the shading on the present, so pretty! Great job! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Dena J said...

Love how creative we all get when our crafting imagination throws us a few curves. (no mistakes!) Vellum and embossing are beautiful saves. Thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts.

joy said...

Great coloring on the present and I love how you embossed the background papers.

Creative world said...

Fantastic colorful card .Love the colors and stunning design....thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Anonymous said...

The inspiration photo is beautiful and i love how you incorporate the colours with stripes! I think the embossing still works for a masculine card because it almost looks like a Celtic design. But i also think the card would equally suit a feminine recipient. Thank you so much for playing along with the Penny Black and More Challenge.


Wow, this is a beautiful creation! I love background and colours!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.