Some color challenges can be difficult, but that is not the case with this weeks Pals Paper Arts color challenge – Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper white. What a great color combination this is and there is so much you can do with it. Today I used these color to make a birthday card for one of my staff members, Brian. Brian claims he is not artistic but I know he is much more than he gives himself credit for. I also know he is fascinated with how things work and takes as much interest in the inner workings of a carburetor as he does the tools of my paper crafting like dies and embossing folders. I thought he would enjoy the cut out I incorporated in his card using my Silhouette Cameo e-cutter.
Cool huh! The cut file was only .99 cents from the Silhouette store. I liked how it create a unique bottom border for the front of a card. For the rest of the card I pulled out my Hello Love Hostess set and my newly acquired Endless Birthday Wishes photo-polymer stamp set. Mary Fish calls the Endless Wishes her ‘little black dress’ of stamp sets. You know, that one black dress you have in your closet that just ‘works’ for funerals as well as an evening out with your girlfriends, boyfriend, husband. This stamp set is just that. So so many ways to use it. It was on back order for a while this summer and I wasn’t able to get my hands on it until this week. The it’s your, birthday, hope it’s (an), awesome and the dots all came from this set. I only inked up the ‘hope it’s’ portion of the ‘hope it’s an’ stamp so I could use it with the word ‘awesome.
Don’t forget the inside. I used my e-cutter do do this part too, with the exception of the watercolor stamp in the background which is from Work of Art. I purchase the phrase ‘live your life, and forget your age’ from the Silhouette online store for .99 cents, then used several different colored sketch pens I purchased in the e-cutter in place of the cutting blade. I’m OK with out it turned out but should have used a different color swoosh in the background but wasn’t ready to redo the whole thing. This phrase can also be cut instead of written. I believe it is actually designed to be cut on vinyl or used a s a stencil for glass etching or larger venues than the inside of a greeting card but the fact that they can be re sized make all the files purchased from the store very flexible.
What I really like is the ability to mix the mediums from the e-cutter with Stampin’ Up! ink, paper and stamps and create such cool projects. It’s like cookies and milk!
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed my project. If you have any questions about any of my projects, leave a comment below or send an email to StampingWithAverysOwlery@gmail.com.