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. (


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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