Happy Birthday Card – Adventure Plate from Artistic Outpost

This is another birthday card I created with the Adventure plate from Artistic Outpost (special note about this plate…the main images are a good size, about 4.25" x 3.25" and the sentiments were all sized to fit within the "white space" of the phone booth…a little something extra).

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I love the colors in the patterned paper from K & Company, and used it as my inspiration.  I absolutely love using patterned paper in my creations because they, well, inspire me, and also make it possible to try color combinations I may not otherwise have thought to use.

Supplies:

Paper:

  • patterned paper from K & Company
  • Solid textured cardstock from the Neutrals Paper Pad from DCWV
  • Whisper White cardstock

Ink:

  • Sage Shadow
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Close to Cocoa

Accessories:

  • Paper flowers from Prima
  • Brass brads
  • sponges and daubers for aging
  • Stickles

The image was stamped with Chocolate Chips, and additional colors (Sage Shadow and Close to Cocoa) were applied with a sponge and sponge daubers.  I like to gradually build up color going from lighter to darker…I added Stickles to the star on the ball, and aged the flowers with Chocolate Chip ink.  I assembled the flowers and finished them off with brass brads.  I always like to use an odd nuimber for embellishments such as flowers and buttons, and alternate colors.  The paper flowers are fun to use and can also be stamped for more versatility.  The flowers were attached to the card front with foam tape.

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