Friday 22 April 2022

Birthday Wishes

Today's card is made using some more of the many scraps I have saved to repurpose.
It made for a colourful, happy feeling card and was simple to create.

Here's what I did to create my card.
  • I pulled out my container with all my paper strips and found the ones I thought would work well together.  Most of the strips were made by inking and on my Gel Plate.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock that was 4" square that would be my base.  
  • I folded the strips in half and then cut the flag ends on each one.  I did have to cut some down in length to fit on the card base.  
  • Next, I glued all the pieces onto the white cardstock in a circular shape, alternating the colours as I went around.  Here is what it looked like:

  • When I was happy with the positioning of all the strip, I set it aside to dry.
  • I cut a white cardstock circle and stamped it using the Snowflakes Texture in my Misti with lots of Distress Oxide ink colours that matched the paper strips.  I glued that onto a black cardstock circle that was slightly bigger.
  • I used some foam tape to stick the circle over the paper strip background.
  • I die cut the sentiment from Penny Black in some orange and then some white cardstock and glued them offset.
  • I glued the finished panel onto a 4 1/4" square card base.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Seize the Birthday- SIGNS OF SPRING
(Spring colours on my strips)
Crafting Happiness- ANYTHING GOES
Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Snowflake Texture (Nellie's Choice)
Inks- Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.); black cs (Michaels)
Accessories and Tools- paper scraps, Happy Birthday die (PB); Misti (My Sweet Petunia)


cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous brightly coloured card Karen, love your design and colours, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Fun, vibrant and such a colourful card Karen....Great use of those scraps x.

Pat said...

A wonderful and very colourful way of using up your scraps Karen, and the bright orange die cut sentiment over the dotty circle finishes it so prettily. x

Bonnie said...

What a great idea for using up scraps and creating a festive and fun birthday card! Love this, my friend!

Nancy said...

Fun layout and card, Karen! Such a great use of those scraps we all have over an abundance of! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Christine Alexander said...

awesome way to use up scraps of DP. Love the card ♥

Cathy said...

What a cool design Karen, great way to use up those colourful scraps too. Love the bright sentiment and blue circle that tie it all together. Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x