Monday, March 14, 2016

Husband's Birthday Card!

This Lawnscaping Color Splash challenge came at just the right time, as I needed to make my husband's birthday card. I hope he doesn't read my blog and see this before his birthday... :)
At our wedding in November, we decorated in part with planted succulents in fun mugs we'd found from thrift stores. It just so happens that the tiny succulent from Stuck On You fits perfectly with the tiny teacup from Love You a Latte!
I started by stamping the mug randomly on the card front, and then adding in the succulent stamp with a grass green Pigment Ink that coordinated perfectly with my Paper Source Clover paper (used for the sentiment banner). I wanted to stamp the mugs and succulents first to help with spacing the other filler stamps later.
I then found the two open heart stamps in the Blue Skies set to scatter around the card. I really liked the look of the solid image and the open images on this card, but felt like it needed another solid image to help, so I added in the tiny solid hearts in black at the last minute. I initially wanted to do the smaller hearts in green, but am so glad I chose black at the last minute, as it helps the sentiment and succulents really pop from the card!
I added the #happybirthday sentiment from #awesome on a strip of the Paper Source Clover coverstock, and then trimmed it and cut the notches in both sides (since I don't yet have the lawn cuts to do this!), and then adhered it to the card with foam squares. Lastly, I added one mug and succulent on the inside center of the card.

I am SO happy with how this card turned out, and am sure I'll continue to make more B&W cards with splashes of color in the future!

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

1 comment:

  1. Very cute card! I really love the pattern you created! Thanks so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge.