Wednesday, March 8, 2023

ICS March Blog Hop Birthday Bash

It's time to hop along with the ICS March Blog Hop with our theme this month, "Birthday Bash". Birthday cards are one of the most popular cards we create and send to family and friends, so it makes sense to share fun ways to create wonderful cards to celebrate this special occasion. Our Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to create your own beautiful creations to share with the people you love. 
The inspiration for my birthday card today is my son's cat, Toka. He is an adorable fluff ball and I knew as soon as I saw this stamp set that I had to get it because it reminded me of him. Toka is a little on the round and cuddly side, not unlike this adorable feline and I had a lot of fun recreating the color of his fur for this card design. My son's favorite color is red so that was the color inspiration for this design. I love how it turned out and now the challenge will be to put this birthday card somewhere safe until the end of the year and then find it again to give to my son for his birthday. Wish me luck!
Products Used:
Best Day stamp set (item #160798)
Scalloped Contours Dies (item #155560)
2022-2024 In Color 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #159253)
Daffodil Delight Cardstock (item #119683)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154883)
Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #155519)
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154897)
Sweet Sorbet Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #159224)
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154830)
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins (item #160387)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Scalloped Rectangle die cut with the Scalloped Contour Dies
2022-2024 In Color 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (Sweet Sorbet)
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Basic White Cardstock
Rectangle - 2 1/16" x 3 3/8"
Stamped and fussy cut cupcake base and bow tie using the Best Day stamp set
For my card design, I wanted a bright and cheerful color combination to help bring my sweet kitty to life. Toka is a beautiful buff ginger tabby cat, so I chose to use Pale Papaya and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers to create the color of his fur. For the card design, I chose Daffodil Delight cardstock for the card base and the frame for the focal design and added Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper for a bright splash of color. For the cupcake base and bow tie, I stamped the images separately on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Sweet Sorbet and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers before fussy cutting them out with Paper Snips. I attached both the cupcake base and bow tie to the focal image with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to pop them up, lining them up with the stamped image. I used the Light Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Marker to add some shadow below the cupcake base to help ground the image. For a touch of bling, I added several Balmy Blue Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins to finish off this cute birthday card design. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore the wonderful products that Stampin' Up! has to offer to help inspire you to create your own beautiful projects. 
Now it's time to visit Sharon's blog and see what wonderful ideas she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog and see her beautiful projects. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Tricia Butts
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  1. ADORABLE! Thanks for hopping with us!

    1. Thank you Deb. It was a fun card to create for this month's hop.

  2. Beautiful coloring of your cute kitty!

    1. Thank you Janey. It was so much fun coloring this cute little cat.

  3. ADORABLE! I love your bright and cheery colors!!

    1. Thank you Darla. I love how this color combination brings this card to life.

  4. I love this set! Nice coloring on the cat!

    1. Thank you Shirley. I love coloring with Stampin' Blends Markers.

  5. Super cute! Love the colors you chose and your coloring is beautiful!

    1. Thank you Sharon. My son and his cat were the inspiration for this card design.

  6. What a fun and bright card!