It's time to celebrate my little niece, who lives here where I am visiting. Another card that I finished on my Girls' Get-Away to Mt. Shasta was one I started at a cardmaking class hosted by Dara Peterson and Luci Kirschbaum, a partnership of two Stampin' Up demonstrators. Their classes are always fun to go to, and the other cardmakers make it a fun gathering one doesn't want to miss!
This is what I would call a "clean and simple" card, which is not always my favorite style of card to make as I usually favor cards with lots more detail and fussiness, but I really like this card's color combinations, with the little balloons and the washi tape application so it moved to my "I'm likin' this one" category! I did add another layer of color with the black cardbase under the Melon Mambo layer. I just thought it needed just a bit more and made the other colors pop! Thanks to Luci Kirschbaum for her design for us to make).
True to my cardmaking style, I set myself to design and inside to coordinate with the front card design. I chose a retired stamp for the verse, as I wanted to color it with Copics to tie in the rich vibrant colors depicted on the card front.
Recipe: Stampin' Up products: Cardstock--Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White. Stamps: Party Wishes (balloons/ sentiment), Big Day (2015 SAB). Ink--Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron; Memento-Tuxedo Black. Punch--Party Punch Pack-balloon, Curvy Corners (inside). Washi--It's My Party (2016 Occasions). Twine: Thick-Blace/Melon Mambo. Other: Goosebumps--Queen & Co.-Hot Pink Quartz (inside).