Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

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This card was made with three challenges in mind:

1)  There is a color challenge over at The Paper Players.  Here is the color palette we are to use:

color challenge tiles

If we don’t have these exact colors, it’s ok. As long as the color scheme is similar, we are welcome to play along.  (

2)  For the Mod Squad “Make a Background” Challenge, we are encouraged to make a background where we can use ink, watercolor, markers, crayons, stencils, stamps….well you get the idea. Basically anything but pattern paper.  (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)

3)  Over at Pile it On, we are to incorporate their CURRENT challenge with at least one other CURRENT challenge .   We are encouraged to see how many challenges we could get into one project!  Their challenge this week is to use green. (

I created my background by applying Tim Holtz distress inks and water to my craft mat and then placing my card stock onto the ink.  The inks I used were peeled paint, scattered straw, frayed burlap, and tattered rose.  These colors closely matched the color palette above.  I trimmed the panel to fit my card base and then used a scrap of it to create the squares on the left as well.  I also used patterned paper from the Gina K Delicate Essentials 6×6 paper pack.  For card stock, I used white to create my background panel along with Stampin’ Up Crisp Cantaloupe, Gina K Sweet Corn and Grass Green, and Bazzill Basics Quick Sand.  To make the vase, I used the Spellbinders Filigree Vase set.  The Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish One die was used to cut the leafy flourish in green.  I cut additional pieces in sweet corn and crisp cantaloupe and cut off the flowers and a few sections of the flourishes for my accents.  I also used a Creative Memories square punch.  The greeting stamp came from the Gina K Designs “Elegant Florals” stamp set and was stamped with the peeled paint ink on a scrap of my hand-made background paper.  (To see how I easily adhered all the delicate flourishes to my project, check out my earlier post HERE.)

This was a fun card project to make.  I really like the color palette and would probably never have thought to use these colors together on my own.  It had been a while since I had made a background using distress inks.  And trying to combine challenges is always …well, a fun challenge!!

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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