Hello friends! Happy August!
It gives me great pleasure to host this month's Altenew Inspiration Challenge.
First, you may want to know how this summer-inspired birthday card came about. In the cooler summer evening, I often take walks in my neighborhood. Seeing how the neighbors "dress up" their houses for the summer is always fun. This month's inspiration photo came from a neighbor of mine. The bright Adirondack chairs on the porch (or backyard) are such common sights during summer here in Canada.
Inspired by the warm and happy color combo, I created a simple yet intricate birthday card!
To add details to the cupcake in this birthday card, I took out the Detailed Blending Brushes and inked up the edges at the bottom. This extra step really helped convey that sense of warmth. I also highlighted some dots on top of the cupcake with Artist Alcohol Markers.
I did the same inking treatment with the new One-Go Birthday Greetings Stamp & Die Bundle (watch out for the release on Aug. 4th). Thanks to the colors and shading, this made the design much more interesting and cohesive.
For the background, I totally took advantage of the Metallic Cardstock. Not only does the Brushed Rose Gold Metallic Cardstock provide the extra oomph for the design, but they also die cut the intricate Lacy Doily Die like butter!
For the embellishments, I punched out a few tiny circles from Brushed Rose Gold Metallic Cardstock with my old circle hole puncher and used them like sequins.
This card is completed! I am very eager to see what you create with this yummy color combo and can't wait to check them out! Have fun creating your own summer-inspired birthday card!
You definitely have to check out and join the fun challenge HERE