Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Celebrate good times...come on! (you know you want to)

Hello friends! Lots to celebrate this month in our circle of family and friends. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, oh and a baby expected any day now! You name it, we are celebrating it. So time to prepare with a few handmade cards to honor those special people in my life. This card started out as card casserole with a bunch of punched butterflies from the last Raspberry Suite challenge. I ended up not being able to use the element I created on this card but still have high hopes for sharing it another day. I dug deep into the stash of goodies and came up to the surface with a handful of ribbons, gems, flowers, buttons, metal tag and HAMBLY! Oh my sweet hambly you've been ignored for far too long!
So here she is! A little on the wild side with loads of pop color and shine but I just adore this little card. Perhaps it was just a little late at night when I decided to load it up with all the sizzling colors but I love it! This is a HAPPY card! She's got her dancing shoes on for sure and is definitely demanding a celebration of some kind!
I wanted to share a simple (perhaps a tad mundane) discovery on this card. I had to use foam tape to prop up my flowers when layering them over the ribbon and to bump up the metal frame tag. My foam tape is the basic white kind and this card was very dark and rich in color.
With a quick swipe of a brush pen down the sides of the foam the white is transformed to black and is much less visible once applied to my card.
This is a view of the foam tape under my metal rimmed tag. Great camouflage huh?

Just one more shot of the sparkle and shine...gratuitous? YES! But still oh so fun. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great one!
Overlays: Hambly Screenprints
Flowers: Petaloo and prima
ribbon: Papertrey Ink
other: craft gems, foam tape, metal rim tag, vintage buttons, embroidery floss, ric rac


Elise said...

YUMMY, Dane! What a great festival of the Hambly! HAMBLY! I love it and your pop-dot suggestion! You photography is stunning as ever! Oooowww, makes me want to sift through some Hambly scraps and table top-left overs and "see what's for dinner!" tee hee Thanks for the fab inspiration!

tg said...

Fun card and such a good tip on the foam tape. I will defintely be using that!

Ann said...

Oh my word, this is flippin' fantastic! LOVE the bright colors, the mix of patterns, and the bling!

Karen said...

What a fabulously fun card to share!! Lovin' all the bright colors, bling, and pizazz!! Opening your blog today definitely made me smile...........thank you! :>

Leslie said...

fantabulous!! I love the colors and the bling! Superb!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is great! I love those craft gems. Love the colors!

Sara said...

I really love your color combination here! You have so much going on, but it isn't overwhelming. Great job! Also- congrats on winning the prize @ Creative Antics. :)

Lisa (lakind) said...

You are just too clever, Miss Dana! This is such a cool card! Great job! And now you've got me singing that song! My girlfriend loved this song and would play it over and over again on our ride to college every day! It is a fun song, though! :-)