Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday Inspiration Birthday Card

The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast today sent us to Spunky Sprout. I went to the wall - decorations that is and found this lovely blue and green on black item. I love this color combination of the blues and greens. In fact, yesterday at Michael's I picked up some items in the $ section with just these colors. The black background just makes them pop.

I needed a birthday card for someone celebrating their birthday this week (shhhhhh, it's HWNSNBP). The bright colors and geometric shapes are perfect for a male card. I didn't care for the monsters on the original so I opted to used owls. They came straight off SU's Good Morning Sunshine DSP.

The colors I used, while they are not a perfect match for the inspiration piece, work quite well together. They are Pacific Point, Bright Blue, Baja Breeze, Glorious Green, Basic Black, and Whisper White. The sentiment is stamped with Pacific Point Ink.

Do you want to know a little secret about this card? I planned out the pieces on the black cardstock and then took a quick pic of it and printed it out. Then I ran all those squares and triangles through my little Xyron Sticker maker. It was much easier to just stick the pieces down instead of having to glue each one.

Oh, and those white swooshes were hand drawn - I didn't like the faces on them so I left them blank.

I'd love to hear what you think about this card. If you can, please leave a comment. I'm a little comment-starved lately.


  1. Wow, I'm totally impressed with this card and how you designed the background!! Great work!!

  2. I love the card. I really need to get a sticker maker thing. I like small pieces too and they are a pain to glue on.

    Obviously dh doesn't read here either :)

  3. Wow!!!! This is gorgeous!! It would make a great wall hanging framed!! Thanks for the tip on how you did the background! I really love it....I always forget how black can really make a background pop!

  4. I'm a little late to comment but I really love this card. The colors are so vivid.


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