Sunday, April 18, 2021

Birthday Sunshine

 Happy Weekend's End! How's your April weather treating you? Ours has been windy, rainy and cool. Every once in a while the sun peeks out. Maybe that's why I've seen yellow challenges lately. We're all craving sunshine. I was game to play, so my card today required me to use yellow with gray as my neutral/accent color, and if possible have a touch of elegance, ribbon, metallic/glitter colorants, flowers and be a shaped card other than square or rectangle. Well, I think I "did" them all!

I used yellow DCWV card stock for the card base which I cut using a Crafters Companion Die'sire Create A Card Stacey die. The largest die in the set makes a 4-1/2 X 5-3/4" card. I also cut outside mats with some gray SU card stock. I cut inside mats from some Lily Bee Happily Lost designer paper. The MFT sentiment was hand-stamped in Morning Mist (gray) Versafine Clair ink, heat-embossed and then cut with a Spellbinders Fancy Tags #1 die and partially colored with a gold Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. The focal image is a LaBlanche Framed Peony, hand-stamped with part Cheerful, part Golden Meadow VersafineClair ink and clear-heat-embossed. The flower, leaves and frame edges were colored with yellow Wink of Stella and then outlined with gold Wink. The image background was colored with a Bright Ideas silver gray metallic marker. The peony was then coated with clear Wink, and the frame was ink distressed with a dark gray Promarker to define the outer edge a bit.

I used this SplitCoastStampers sketch SC48. My focal image is an oval shape.

I laid down a light yellow wide sheer ribbon across the card under the focal. On top of that in the center of the first ribbon I laid a darker yellow sheer glittery ribbon. Then I laid criss-cross 2 strips of a third gold yellow sheer ribbon. I like the texture and the little dressy design peeking out.

I found these gray herringbone papers in the Lily Bee Happily Lost paper collection, so I cut the inside mats from that. Since I did not make the card for anyone in particular, I'm waiting on adding inside sentiments.

I love looking at my cards from the side when I take the time to coordinate the front and back. I wish now I'd made two of the herringbone paper piece and used the other one underneath the ribbons. Oh well, live and learn, maybe next time. ;-) 

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made this card, and I wish everyone a good week ahead. Thanks so much for visiting! Stay well! XOX

2.   ModSquad Challenge 4/7-4/20: Perfectly Pantone -- #1/3 I've used only yellows and grays.
3.   The Rainbow Card Challenge April: Delightfully Daffodil -- After studying the graphic, I see bits of grays and greens in addition to the yellows, so I'm using gray here as a neutral to my yellows. 
6.   AllSorts Week 620: AG + Opt. Add Ribbon -- #1/3 Option played! I've used 3 ribbons across the center
10. Through the Purple Haze #179: AG + Opt. Ribbon/Lace -- #2/3  I've used 3 ribbons across the center.
11.  The Crafter's Cafe #264 15th April: Flowers -- #1/5  11 Challenges Max - Done :-) 


brenda said...

A beautifully bright sunny floral creation, many thanks for sharing and joining in this weeks challenge at Allsorts.

B x

Valérie said...

This is a beautiful birthday card. I love it, especially the shape and the beautiful flower! Thank you for sharing at AAA Birthday. Valérie

Anonymous said...

Wow, sunshine in today's card! Love it! The gray looks so nice against yellow--a colour I wouldn't have thought to put with yellow. I always love to see how you coordinate the back of your card, and once again you don't disappoint. I love the gingham paper die you used. Fits perfect on the back.

Well, April Fools is on us. We are to expect a tiny bit of snow tomorrow into Wednesday. We always get ahead of ourselves putting out the patio furniture when temperatures are hot, and always get caught.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love your chosen colour palette

Thank you for sharing with us at 'A Place To Start' this month
Stay Safe
Hugs Shell xx

ahlers5 said...

What a beautiful bright and sunny card. I have been loving yellow lately. Last week it was in the nineties here, but has cooled down a little.

Donna Ellis said...

What a beautiful, shaped card, full of texture and happy colors (I always think of happy when I see your cards, Aimes). Fabulous! Aimes, You will be receiving a notification that I have unsubscribed from email notifications, but I am still following using different options, just wanted you to know. hugs, de

Judy Woodland said...

What a pretty card, I love the unusual shape. Very fun!!! Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating with us over at the Mod Squad!!
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Sunshine in abundance, a Beautiful card Aimeslee, Love the gorgeous ribbon, dies, papers, gorgeous card from front to back.
In reply to your colouring name, I like the "utility colourist" idea, yeah! I think I'm one of those too. Thanks, hahaha. The sentiment? Nope got it off the web! Such a great place to visit once in a while.
Keep well and hope the sun shines on you today and tomorrow and the rest of the week, but you have to have rain too! It keeps the grass green!
Faith x

Elena C said...

Hello again Ameslee... so good to see you here again!!! You always have something lovely to see. You did yellow spot on!!! Great shaped card. Thanks for playing with us again and please, come back for May. Love to see what you create!!!
Elena DT

Jane said...

Beautiful shape, very stylish! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Nananas said...

Beautiful shaped card! And I love the bright and cheerful yellow in combination with that gray!
Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!

Crafting with Darcy said...

Wow, this is beautiful and cheery! I love the yellow sparkle! Thank you for entering this beauty in the Outlawz Crash Your Stash Challenge! Hugs!

Sam I Am said...

Such a "sunny" card to brighten up anyone's day.... so cheerful! Thank you for sharing your creation on A Place to Start Challenge Blog. :) Samantha

Mummylade said...

Such a happy colour! Thank you for joining us this week at Allsorts Challenge

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning project, BRILLIANT design.. Thank you so much for entering your gorgeous project into our "MELLOW YELLOW " challenge atThe sisterhood of crafters this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Cheers, aNNie DT Member{My Blog}

Mervi said...

Gorgeous shaped card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Monica C. said...

This is so bright and cheery and yet elegant. I love the shaped card and the bold focal point. Great job, Aimeslee.
Hugs Monica

Darlene said...

This is just FABULOUS my friend! Gosh, I haven't done a challenge at SCS in years ... I really need to get back over there ... thanks for the push! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

foleysfriend said...

I like the non-standard card shape. You've done a great job of highlight our "daffodil" color on your card. The shimmer and shine is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Card Challenge.

sue n.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your card is great replacement for sunshine! I love how you included all those elements! We have had quite a lot of sun lately, although not so much warmth. Thank You so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Aimeslee, this really is a pop of sunshine. Thanks for joining us at TRCC this month and I look forward to you joining us again soon.
Em, DT Co-ordinator

Mynn xx said...

Love the fabulous shape! Thank you for joining us at TRCC! Hope to see you again! Hugs! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Mynn xx

Nandini said...

Wow! Beautiful card. Great to see you in the Rainbow Card Challenge gallery. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

Katy said...

Hey! This is beautiful! I love the flower and the ribbon. The yellow with grey as the neutral is a favorite of mine. :) Thank you for joining us at the Rainbow Card Challenge! Hugs! Katy DT :)

Sandra Wright. said...

Hello My Crafting Friend, I do hope you are keeping well.
Your card is lovely..I found working with Yellow, isn't really for me,lol.
Thank you for joining in with the challenge at MMM

Things are running smoothly for me, for now anyway,lol.The internet is behaving itself!
I am so looking forward for a few days away in mid June, what with the Covid and losing my daughter in the last 12 months, I really need to retreat somewhere special.
Take care Aimeslee...xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Love all that yellow and the pretty shape! All teh added ribbon too!
Thanks for sharing with Outlawz!