Tuesday, August 2, 2022

August Inspiration Challenge

Hello friends! Happy August!  

It gives me great pleasure to host this month's Altenew Inspiration Challenge.

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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!

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How to Create a Summer-Inspired Birthday Card
The colors reminded me of something sweet... like a CUPCAKE! I decided to stamp one with the All Things Sweet Stamp & Die Bundle. From the light colors to the darkest colors: I used Peach Perfect, Coral Bliss, Marigold, Mocha, and Mahogany Bark. By following the guide on the package, I was able to achieve the colors.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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10 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Virginia this is so gorgeous!!! I'd love to CASE it!

Denise Bryant said...

Scrumptious card! I love the cupcake and the beautiful doily! Very pretty colors with the gold accents!

Greta said...

Don't think I've ever seen an elegant cupcake card until now--love it! The color combo is so beautiful & I adore that doily, especially die cut from Rose Gold which I need to get!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a fabulous inspiration photo - great neighbor exterior decor, V! Just love how you used the colors for your gorgeous birthday card!! You know you enabled me to get that Lacy doily - love it!!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love the colors!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful birthday card! I HAVE to join this challenge... the colors are definitely hard for me!

Linda BL said...

What an elegant card. The photo you took for inspiration has a great color palette which translates so well to your cupcake card. Love the delicate doily with the cupcake!

Dawn T said...

Delicious card Virginia. Great use of the colours in the photo which is just gorgeous by the way! Love the combination of colours.

Kathy Raker said...

The metallic card stock die cut creates an elegant Birthday card. Well done!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A gorgeous card design and rich colors too! Great colors for Fall as well.