Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge: Bombs Away Birthday

 Wow, I must say we're sure rushing into summer quickly, we barely saw spring, but I'm not complaining, it feels like just yesterday we were freezing cold so I'm happy.  Today I'm playing along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge and I love the colors selected, they are so bright and summery, perfect for this time of year.  These colors are from the Retro Fresh products suite and while I wouldn't have come up with them on my own, they are fabulous. 
I started with a cardbase of Coastal Cabana and added a piece of Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock that's embossed with the Big Shot and Chevron Embossing Folder (I only embossed the top part of the paper so the bottom was smooth under my DSP layer).  Next I added a piece of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper and matted it with Tangerine Tango Cardstock.
For the main stamped image, I decided to make a birthday card and used the Bombs Away Photopolymer Stamp set (it is really beyond awesome!) and used my Stampin' Write Markers to color in the stamp before stamping on Very Vanilla Cardstock before matting with Coastal Cabana Cardstock.  I used some individual, randomly placed Gold Sequins for a flashy accent and a piece of 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon that was scrunched up (I used sticky strip to attach the ribbon to the card so it sticks perfectly).
One of the best parts of this cards is that it would work equally well for guys and girls, young and old, and it's funny so it's perfect for lots of my friends and family.  Below I've added some easy ordering links for all the products used on this card and the Natural Trim Ribbon and Retro Fresh DSP are retiring at the end of this month so you only have a couple of weeks left to order (unless they sell out sooner). 

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  1. I love the sentiment on this card :D Very cute! Great tip on embossing just the part of the CS that's showing, it makes a nice finished look, and the sequins! Super gold sequin sprinkles! Thanks for playing the color combo at HSS! Erika

  2. Cute! I love all the patterns and textures together. The ribbon looks great too! Thanks for playing at HSS!


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