One of my good friends is turning 30 and I wanted to make a special card for her for the occasion. As is often the case when I start out thinking I want a card to be "special," I was a little stumped as to where to start. I finally got this idea to create my own background by incasing colorful die-cut images in a dark background using die-cut numbers. I pulled out the Large Numbers Framelits and drew inspiration from ColourQ #359 for colours. The design came from Paper Craft Crew challenge #235.
I think this turned out better than I could have imagined. I kept having ideas for more details and they all ended up working together very well. Because I liked my background so much, I didn't want to cover it too much so to do the left border like on the sketch, I decided to use vellum, and I pulled a scrap from last year's SAB Botanical Gardens Vellum Pack. I punched the printed vellum with the Confetti Stars Border punch. A piece of Silver Glimmer Paper was die-cut with the Starburst Framelits and silver enamel shapes were added as well. (The bigger star is a leftover from the 2016 Hello December Project Life Accessory Kit.) I used Silver Metallic Baker's Twice for an extra touch of silver as well.
The main sentiment comes from the Just Sayin' stamp set and reads, "You're how old?" Inside the card, using the Numbers of Years stamp set, I stamped "29 again." That fun frame inside the card is my leftover piece from the card front. I had cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of black cardstock, which I then mounted on a second piece the same size after die-cutting the numbers out. I started piecing the colored numbers inside the rectangle, letting the numbers hang outside. Once I was done, I used a rectangle die to die-cut the piece a bit smaller. I kept looking at the leftover frame on my des, thinking that it looked really cool. My first thought was to take a mental note to create a similar frame on a future project, but when came time to decorate inside the card, I decided I had the perfect peice right there!!
The Large Letters Framelits were used to add my friend's name to my handmade envelope (Envelope Punch Board, of course!) in colorful letters. This fits into the Just Add Ink #351 challenge - Just add L = Large Letters and Retro Rubber Challenge #58, since Just Sayin' is a stamp set that has been retired for over a year.
Colour Combo: Basic Black + Summer Starfruit + Primrose Petals + Soft Sky
Stampin' Up! Supplies (unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Au fil des ans (Number of Years), Ça bulle (Just Sayin')
Cardstock: Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Soft Sky, Primrose Petals, Shimmery White, Botanical Gardens Vellum, Silver Glimmer Paper
Designer Series Paper: 2012-2014 In Color Stack
Ink: Soft Sky, Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories: Silver Metallic Baker's Twine, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Starburst Framelits,
Large Letters Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Confetti Stars Border,
Envelope Punch Board, Word Bubbles Framelits, Metallics Enamel Shapes, Black Journaling Pen,
Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions),
Stitched Rectangles Stackables Dies (Lawn Fawn)