Saturday, September 13, 2014

Happy, Happy Birthday!

I have a card to share today that is for this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge.  I am also playing along with this week's Color Throwdown.  For the color throwdown we are challenged to use gray, light blue, blue, and citrus-y green.

I started with MFT Card Stock Sampler pack.  I used steel gray ,limeade, blu raspberry, sno cone, and smooth white.   I used Blueprints 16 to cut the steel gray base.  I used another panel of steel gray, but I stamped first with the Happy Birthday Background stamp in watermark ink.  Then, I die cut with thePolka Dot Cover Up die namics.    I actually cut each color of card stock with the Polka Dot Cover Up die namics to have different colored dots to fill in the panel.  I used the larger of the circle dies in the Blueprints 16 for the focal image.  I stamped this panel with Blue Raspberry premium ink using the Cheesecloth Background stamp for some added texture. 

 I die cut the Happy Banner die namics in sweet tooth card stock and stamped the coordinating PI Happy Banner image with black memento ink.  I colored with copics.    Next, I assembled the card.  I used foam tape to pop up the blue raspberry circle and PI Image.  I used the double-ended banner in the Blueprints 16 to stamp the sentiment which I masked to get just the "Happy Birthday" portion.

To finish the card,  the limeade tab was cut using an element from Blueprints 11.  The button die is from Blueprints 18.  I used a lime colored twine to finish off the button.  I debated adding some tiny clear gems, but I decided I really love the card just the way it is. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Adore the green and blue polka dots. Great card!

  2. Fabulous card Betty,Love the colors.

  3. Oh WOW Betty, this is just too cute. I love the background. This card just makes me smile.

  4. Very sweet Betty. I love her coming out of the circle with her banner.

  5. Wow, wow, wow...I just LOVE those polka dots with the turquoise circle frame! Gorgeous card, Betty! It's always great to see your creations in the throwdown gallery!

  6. LOVE... I am going to need that polka dot die now!! Fabulous use of the sketch and colors!! So glad you played with us this week at CTD!!

  7. This is sooo cute, how she is framed by the circle and I'm lovin all the polka dots!!!!! I'm so glad you played along with us this week!!!!

  8. Absolutely darling card! Congrats on your MFT win!

  9. OH girl, this is so cute! I love the design and love that design paper.


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