Sweet and Flirty Birthday Card

We are having beautiful spring like weather here in Minnesota this weekend.  We hit an all time record on Friday with the temp reaching 65.  I was lucky enough to get out and enjoy the afternoon having lunch with my sisters.  I stopped by the craft store to pick up a couple things and couldn't wait to get home to play in my craft room.  I just yearned to make some spring themed cards, so I reached for some flowers and gingham.  The stamps are called Avant Garden, and they are free during SaleABration with a qualifying purchase.  Quick, fun and easy is what I call this card.  Except for a little masking on the flowers, the stamping is fun and easy.  My little tip, if you like to do masking, is to stamp your image on a post-it note paper and cut it out, then I save that image in the stamp case and reuse it. I backed the flowers with a little gingham print from Succulent Garden DSP. 
I was looking for a little challenge for my card, so I used beautiful color combination from As You See It Challenge #143 to use Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, and Flirty Flamingo.  It went felt a little daring to use denim for my greenery, but I like the way it turned out. 
I found a simple layout perfect for my card from the Stampin Girls Gone Wild Weekend Card ChallengeHandstamped Sentiments Challenge 257 is all about spring and flowers and bright colors, and that's what I was trying to accomplish with my card too.  I'll share this card with SU-Only Challenge #148, where they are looking for ways to use SaleABration products, and the stamp set came from there. I love to play along with the card challenges, and I think I'm on a roll, so come back again tomorrow to see another fast and fun card I am making. 

Mary Alice



  1. What a sweet creation! Love that gingham background and your pretty florals! I saw that color combination but it sent me running for the hills!!! You nailed it though!

    1. I loved the colors, too, but was stumped how I could use it? Found the gingham paper, and that was the beginning for me. I have posted the photo elsewhere and gotten comments about the wild color choices.

  2. I love your wild dapper denim 'greenery'! I think the stamped off flower in behind the sentiment helps draw the whole design together. It was a good stamp set to use with this quite intimidating colour challenge. Thanks so much for being brave enough to join us at As You See It!

  3. I loved the colors, and have got lots of comments about my color choice on this card. I think I'll get wild more often!

  4. Good choice of stamp sets to use with this challenge. Your daring paid off with the 'greenery'! Thanks for joining us for this colour challenge at As You See It Challenges!

  5. Your card really sells those colours together. Awesome work, and just perfect for our Sale-a-bration Challenge. So glad you joined the fun at SUO!


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