Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ice cream and presents and cake...

Oh my! That's the theme of my birthday card for the Our Creative Corner challenge this week. Our hostess for the next two weeks is Sarah Gough and her challenge today is to make a background or layer with a repeatedly stamped sentiment. I combined the OCC challenge with the colors from colourQ (Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Tangerine Tango, kraft and white) and the layout from Pals Paper Arts.

I started out by stamping the sentiment from Birthday Bliss in the four ink colors, using the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig for exact placement. The cupcake and happy birthday sentiment are from Create a Cupcake, and I accented the cupcake with a bitty flower punch, leaves from the bird punch's branch, and a rhinestone. The scalloped border piece is from the Pennant die, and for the background I used retired tangerine DP and Baja Breeze card stock embossed with the Finial Press folder. I kept the embellishments simple with three more rhinestones.

You'll want to be sure to check out the creations from all the members of the OCC team - everyone on the team has been turning out such inspiring work and you won't want to miss it!

21 comments:

Becky said...

just love this one-so clean and neat, colours work well -beautiful!

Kristin said...
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Kristin said...

I love the color combination on this! It's really fresh and fun. This was a great idea for a challenge!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I am very impressed with your beautiful stamping, Lori. It's so perfect! I really like that you alternated the ink colors and matched them to your paper. Amazing job on this challenge!

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

jdmommy said...

What a wonderful combination of all these colors! Fab job, my friend. Enjoy the long weekend!

b said...

This is so gorgeous! I love it!

Linda Callahan said...

This is so sweet - and not just because of that adorable cupcake! very cue!

Sarah Gough said...

I love, love, love this Lori! Using a square sentiment was an awesome idea! It looks amazing.

Sylvia said...

This is a lovely and fun card, Lori. thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week.

Danita said...

I love this card! Actually I love all you do! I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog. I wanted to say thank you for sharing your beautiful art with the rest of us -what wonderful inspiration! Check out my blog to see my post. Happy stamping!

Noelle said...

Great job with the CQC colors! I love the multi colored stamped background behind the cupcake:)

Christina said...

This is super cute! These colors are perfect for a fun birthday card. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love it. All those bright colours are ones I'd never put together but they work so well!

Vicki B. said...

Just love the color combo on this great card, Lori!!! So cute and bright and fun!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Fabulous color combo, layout, texture, details- everything! I love it all :) Have a great week!

Yapha said...

Super cute card! Great use of the colors! I love those rhinestones! Thanks for playing at ColourQ this week!

Mike Funke said...

Hi Lori - and congratulations! You are one of the winners for the Pals paper Arts Weekly Challenge. I searched your blog and couldn't find an email address so if you could send it to me at mike@stampin-style.com I'll send you the code for your badge.

Congrats again!
Mike

Ann Schach said...

Congrats on your PPA Pick! Your card is adorable!

maryr917 said...

this is a great card-love the bright colors-congrats on being teh ppa pick of the week

Mary Fish said...

Congrats on being a PPA pick!

Hugs, M

Wendy J. said...

Ha, Lori, we were thinking alike! Love your card. I really love how you used the sentiment stamp in the different colors. Soooo cute!