Friday, March 11, 2016

Happy 7th Birthday to my Nephew!

My nephew turns 7 this weekend, so I had to put together a birthday card, and felt like this was a great opportunity to try out the black & white with a splash of color technique for the 125th Lawnscaping Challenge!

For this card, I used stars from the Blue Skies, party hats from the Hats Off to You, and the small cupcake from Birthday Tags to create the fun B&W patterned background. I then used the photo frame die from #awesome to cut out three frames from an old Paper Source calendar, and stamped and die-cut a fourth frame on white for the top layer. I figured out my placement then set these frames aside so I could color in the background that was framed with watercolor pencils. I also die-cut and colored in the larger cupcake from the Baked With Love set (also using watercolor pencils). The frames were added on with your standard tape runner, shifting them so they created the fun color splash, and the sentiment (also from #awesome) was heat embossed in white on black, and the strip added to the card with tape runner as well. Finally, the cupcake was adhered with a foam square to make it pop.

This card is being entered in to the Lawnscaping Challenge #125: Color Splash.


  1. Such a fun take on our Color Splash challenge - love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping! Hugs, Karin

  2. Super fun card. Those layered papers behind the focal panel give it oomph! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!