Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Sweet Treats Birthday

 Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all doing well. The holidays can be stressful and sometimes depressing for many. My heart goes out to all who are struggling. I feel like I'm treading water myself right now, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. 
Today I'm sharing a birthday card for one of my sisters-in-law. If you are beginning to get tired of seeing Christmas 24/7, then this should be a welcome sight! While I did get my guy cards done for the next several weeks, I discovered that I still have some girl cards to do.
It never ends, does it?
Supplies Used:
SU, Recollections and Springhill Digital card stocks
Provo Craft Windswept designer papers
Image: Impression Obsession "Sweet Treats" rubber stamp, colored with Promarkers,
Stamped with Monarch Versafine Clair ink and and heat-embossed w/clear powder
Impression Obsession "Happy Birthday" die
X-Cut Balloon dies (balloon, string, bow)
WRMK Chomper corner rounder tool
Hero Arts inside sentiment
I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design.
The papers I picked out for this are a blue-violet and yellow-green color combo, so I turned to my color wheel to find the best third color family for this triad.
It turned out to be red-orange. So that's what I used, gathering as many of my Promarkers together that matched these shades. I ended up using more orange than red shades, but I stayed close and it really did provide color contrast and pop.  I stamped the focal image with Monarch Versafine Clair ink and heat-embossed it with clear powder before coloring with Promarkers. I cut the sentiment dies twice, once from white card and once from the SU card. I cut the balloon and string from some of the designer paper and the bow from the SU which was used to mat the 3 card front sections.
Inside, more of the designer papers and a Hero Arts sentiment stamped with the Monarch Versafine Clair.
Here's a shot of the back along with the front to show the continuity.
And final view. 
I really liked how this came out, using the red-orange color wheel complement to blue-violet and yellow-green. I should probably try to remember to use my color wheels more often.
Thanks for the visit and have a good day.

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Rainey's Craft Room said...

A pretty, feminine card design, thanks for sharing it with us at Passion for Markers this time.

ahlers5 said...

Aagh, I am having such a tough time commenting today. Each time I think I'm commenting, I find out when I'm done that I somehow have moved all the way down the page and am not commenting on anything! Anyways, I absolutely love this card! So very pretty and every surface is finished.

brenda said...

What a pretty colourful feminine creation, I am sure your SIL will love her special card, many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping.

B x

Bonnie Lynn said...

Oh Aimeslee! This is so beautiful! I"m sure your sister in law is going to love it. I hear you on the struggling. I'm there right now myself. I think I need to get better admitting it to folks. I finally did to my doctor and she's concerned and keeping a really close eye on me.

craftytrog said...

A beautiful colourful card Aimeslee.
Keep your head above water, and try not to get stressed. This is such a busy month. We are fortunate that our daughter has offered to host in her new home this year, she's very excited :D We'll be hosting after the big day, so we're not really getting away with it!
Have a wonderful weekend,

Becca Sadler said...

This is a delightful birthday card! I was just thinking today that I've neglected to send birthday cards to many relatives with December birthdays because of focusing on Christmas but it must be awful to be 'forgotten'. Thanks for posting your birthday card as a reminder for me to change my ways. :) And thanks for linking to Ally's Angels! --Becca/DT

Jane said...

Love these colours and images Aimslee! Super card and great embossing. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous, sorry you are suffering at the moment. I hope things get better soon for you. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create! xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Ellibelle said...

So nicely designed with this gorgeous image and I love the way you've decorated the back of it too! Makes is so complete!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Ines said...

Super:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT

Cards By MI said...

Lovely card with lots of colours. Thanks for joining us over at PFM during our mega challenge.
Love n hugs

Fiona said...

lovely card, very colourful.

thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.


Crafty KJ said...

This Birthday card is absolutely stunning! A great image and such a great idea to use the colour wheel as your inspiration - I keep forgetting to do this!! Love all the details you've added and I'm sure your sister-in-law will love it! Thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

foleysfriend said...

Pretty birthday card. Thank you for the reminder to use the color wheel. Loving the rounded corners (maybe I should dust off my corner chomper too!). Love how you decorate all sides of the card. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Birthday Challenge.

sue n.

papiershades said...

Such a Lovely birthday Card Aimeslee. Color wheel is a great idea to use as an inspiration !!
Thank you so much for playing at AAA Birthday Card Challenge :) -
Deekshita (papiershades) - XOXO

LOU said...

Gorgeous card Aimeslee.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #195 sponsored by SheepSki Designs.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
JemLou Productions