Saturday, August 24, 2013

Card A Day blog post: Milestone Birthdays and Color Throw Down

I'm excited to tell you I have become a designer for Card A Day blog.  In case you don't know what that is it's a website where various designers post one card each day based on the assigned theme.  There is sooo much inspiration and challenges too.  You've got to check it out Here!  Oh but before you leave please take a peek at what I created first!

The theme this week is Milestone Birthdays.  So...I checked out my birthday list and as luck would have it I have a cousin who is turning 16 next month.  I can't believe she is that old...I remember her as a little baby..where has time gone?

This cousin as a child was very rambunctious and didn't sit still for a when I thought of her images of a bouncy/ dangling 16 popped into my head.  Weird I know but I ran with the idea and I think it looks wonderfully whimsical.  So I started with my Card Base 4 file.  Than dangled the number 16 from my Number Charms file using baker's twine.

It's hard to tell in the photo but I turned my paper number charms into acrylic glitter charms using my turning paper into metal technique.  You can find the tut here.  I cut the number out of plain white paper then covered with a layer of stickles.  Let dry.  Layered on many coats of UTEE then when the last coat of UTEE was still hot I sprinkled on some ultra fine glitter and heated it a little more.  Once cool you have a super sparkly faux acrylic charm! (Bonus..glitter is sealed in the UTEE so it doesn't flake off)   Trust me this photo just doesn't do the glitter shines in real life!  I can't wait to try this with different colors of glitter!

I got the gorgeous color scheme from the current Color Throwdown Challenge

Aren't those colors just gorgeous!  I just love color challenges takes the guess work out of where to begin.  Stamps also make it easy to abide by the color scheme.  I used Papertrey Ink's Background Basics:  Chevron Stripes Stamp set to make my chevron paper strips.  I just love chevrons!  Can't wait to try them in masculine colors!  Flowers and gems finish up the card.

My store is closing soon and I'm not sure when I'll have my files into a new store (please follow my blog to keep up to date on my whereabouts)  so cash in now at the best prices I have ever offered by going shopping here before it's too late!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll come back again!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Melody said...

Cute! Love how you hang the numbers! Thanks for playing with us at CTD.

Melody said...

Cute! Love how you hung the numbers! Thank you for playing with us at CTD.

Lori said...

What a fun birthday card! Love the number charms. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Tina Campbell said...

Cool card and I just love the colors, the hanging numbers really add interest to the card

Sandra from NC said...

Awesome Card Shelley! I check out CAD blog as often as I can remember - lol.

Joan Ervin said...

What a cute way to showcase the 16...sooo cute!!! thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!