FMS154 – Happy Birthday!

By | September 18, 2014

Hi there, hope you are having a good week.  I’ve been busy, last night my husband & I went to the Pittsburgh Pirate vs. Boston Red Sox baseball game, boy was it a good one. Pirates hit 3 homeruns and won 9-1,  Raise the Jolly Roger!!  Today is my Friday for the work week, I have a vacation day planned for tomorrow! Hopefully with all the items I have planned I will be able to do some crafting – I’m more excited about eating out and the Amish donuts at the flea market!

This week I decided to participate in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Below is the sketch for their card design.  Please make sure to stop by their blog and see the wonderful designs by their talented design team and other crafters like myself. Click on the sketch for a direct link to their blog.


For my card I chose to use Confetti Celebrations Designer Series Paper to pick the major colors for the card – Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.  The card base and mat are both Bermuda Bay with the mat embossed with the Lucky Stars textured embossing folder.   The two strips on the left side of the card are from the Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper. For the “star” focal image, I first embossed a Crushed Curry  star on Whisper White paper  using a start from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set.  When I realized the star was to large for my card design I used a smaller framelit than what originally matched the stamp. Then I decided to add the star onto Whisper White cardstock with the greeting, at that point I knew I needed a colored background – instead on embossing a new star – I used a sponge dauber & Bermuda Bay ink to color the background and wiped any excess of the embossed image.  Candy dot completed the star.  Greeting is stamped with Basic Gray on Whisper White and the mat for that piece is Pistachio Pudding. Both the greeting and star are backed with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Thank you for taking time to view my blog, hope you enjoyed the card. You can order any of the products listed below by clicking on the card above at anytime. Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin’ Up!):

Stamp Sets:  Amazing Birthday and Bright & Beautiful

Paper: Bermuda Bay, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White and Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Basic Gray

Accessories: Lucky Stars Textured Embossing folder, Big Shot, Star Framelits,  Candy Dot, Crushed Curry Emboss Powder and Stampin Dimensionals