Saturday, May 11, 2013

Dream Pop Neon Colored Birthday

Here is the card I made for my friend Becky's birthday. She's an amazing mom and grandmother. I don't see her aging at all, so she deserves a bright, youthful birthday card. Inside her card I told her how glad I was that we're friends, but that we're also sisters in Christ. We share prayer requests with each other, and this month I'm praying God will lead her to the right job!

I was thrilled to see the challenge at Paperminutes - to use neon colors. They said that the 90's trend is back, so I'm taking their word for it, especially after visiting Archiver's today and seeing new papers by different companies. I chose to use the CTMH paper pack, Dream Pop, that's the May special, because I knew Becky was getting that pack and would probably love some ideas for using it.

The sketch this week from Mojo Monday was my guide:

The Delightful Challenge this week to use something from your stash gave me the idea to use some really old flowers that almost matched the bright pink in the paper. Because I had used a dotted embossing folder, I added the dotted flower below the brighter solid pink one. The flower and the paper ribbon were enhanced with gray CTMH Licorice Opaque pearls. I tried something new for the ribbon. I attached one of the paper's zip strips on top of white twill. That really seemed to dress up the twill and the twill addition looked much better than the paper strip alone.

Thank you for letting me share my craft with you and may God bless you as you share yours with others.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Delightful Challenge - Stash It (flowers more than 5 years old)
Dilly Beans - Celebrations
DRS Designs #69 - Circles (I cut two out of the patterned paper and matted them on two gray circles that I punched out 2.5" and 1.75")
Mojo Monday #292 - sketch
Paperminutes #268 - neon colors
Ribbon Carousel #81 - celebrations with spooled item (birthday with twill)



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Shelia said...

Love the colors and design of this pretty neon card. Thank you for playing along with us at DRS Designs.

Jennifer E. said...

Beautiful colors! I love the circle created by overlapping the flowers! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love the funky colours, what a fab birthday card! Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges for our Stash It Challenge! Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again, hugs Susan x

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is beautiful, so bright and cheery! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)