Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bright Birthday Wishes...with a candle ;) (CQC 147)

















Hi all! Time for another fun challenge at the ColourQ! Hope you will come play with us this week. Here's the palette:
cqc147
I confess it took me a while to figure out what to do with these... I was using retired color Rose Romance in lieu of Regal Rose, so I was using 3 retired colors. And, even for me, the "dust it off" girl, sometimes I struggle with using the retired colors, I don't want my project to feel dated, you know?
 My original intent was to do the layered stamping with the flowers, and then stamp the sentiment on the top of the same piece in the Brilliant Blue. I tried it, but it just didn't "gel," so I cut a smaller Nestabilities and put the sentiment on the solid white piece. I thought it looked pretty layered with the larger piece, though, so that's what I did.
I was really happy with the candle addition to my last card, and I still had the package of candles sitting there, so I did the same for this one, also adding the "Happy Birthday" banner and some bakers twine  to the candle. 
I found this old piece of Baja Breeze DSP in my stash, the delicate flower print seemed a good fit for the card. This is a large card, 5 1/2" square. 
And that's all for me! Hope you can come play at ColourQ this week! :)

xoxox, Noelle

supply list: stamps: Stampin' Up!; DSP: SU!; dies: Spellbinders and Lil' Inker; blue bakers twine: TCP

DUST IT OFF!: Old colors and some old DSP still look pretty! :)


5 comments:

Annette said...

such an awesome birthday card..love how you added the candle...too cute

Tracey McNeely said...

This is so cute Noelle, I love that candle tied with twine.

Jen said...

I have some of that Baja Breeze DSP and I never knew how to use it. Now I do! And now I also know how to jazz up a birthday card with a fun candle!

kasia c. said...

Beautiful!
I love that background, the white flower and that wonderful addition of the candle. :)

Marlena M. said...

That candle is a perfect addition to this elegant card Noelle! I have no concept of retired SU~so it's "new" to me and lovely! ;)