Thursday, December 4, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #73 and Seize the Birthday

Happy Thursday!! I am so happy that tomorrow is Friday and the weekend will be here. It has been a looooonnnngggg week here. Dreary and cold, with rain. It makes me tired!!

To cheer me up, I decided to do the Runway Inspired Challenge #73. In fact, I had so much fun with this challenge that I actually made TWO cards. Unheard of for me!! (Usually once one is done, I am not inspired and then have to move on.)

The inspiration photo was from Balmain's spring 2015 line. The photo is from Style.com.



I knew immediately what I wanted to do after seeing this photo. I recently bought a Paper Trey Ink cover plate that I wanted to use.

Instead of using horizontally, I flipped it vertically and die cut red, yellow, blue and yellow card stock. This is my first card:


I used the red die cut and then inserted the three other colors inside to mimic the stripes in the dress. Next I added a vellum die cut that was lying on my desk. To add the color black, I chose to use the Mama Elephant "Happy Script" die to cut the black sentiment out. I also added a stamped "birthday" over the die cut using foam adhesive.


My last step was to use another Mama Elephant die to die cut the circles out of glitter paper.

I like this card but the red was just a little too overpowering to me. My next card I toned the colors down a bit and used black as the main color for the background.


I then die cut the "happy" out of yellow and used white embossing powder on black card stock for "birthday." Next I added the panda so that it looked as if he was standing on the "happy" die cut. 


The last step was to add the heart die and the different colored sequins. I am planning on giving this to my daughter for her birthday on Sunday.

I am also entering this into "Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes" challenge.



I thank you for stopping by today. Have a great Friday!!

Cardstock: Paper Trey Ink-(True Black, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise) White-Recollections, Blue-Bazzill
Stamps: Mama Elephant-"Pandamonium," "Happy Everything" and Altenew-"Label Love"
Dies: Paper Trey Ink-"Stripes Horizontal, "Fabulous Frames," Mama Elephant-"Pandamonium," "Happy Script," "Rounds and Rounds."
Other: Big Shot, sequins, foam adhesive, black ink

9 comments:

Hannelie said...

Nora, I just LOVE your cards!
They are bright and cheery and perfect to convey birthday wishes!
Thanks so much for playing at Seize the Birthday!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Nora, fantastic take on the challenges, Cathy x

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love the stripes! Great job with both challenges. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think your take on the RIC is brilliant, Nora! And your second card is another bright delight; adore that panda!! Hugs, Darnell

OH Babs said...

Your panda card is adorable and I like everything about it. The cover plate looks like a fun tool to play with, better put it on my list.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both so fun! I especially like the second one -- that panda is just so cute!

Diane said...

Both cards are super cute with fun colors.

Hugs diane

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous cards! I love the black background on the second one. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Clever use of that cover plate! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!