Friday 10 February 2012

Everything Eleanor birthday

I love colour! One of my favourite things about Stampin' Up's colour offerings is that they introduce new on-trend colours each year. This year's colours are divine - I just can't get enough of them! When I made today's birthday card I managed to use four out of the five and I think they really work well together. Come and have a look:

Pool Party makes a gorgeous card base! I've layered Very Vanilla onto it with a strip of the wonderful First Edition speciality paper and a Calypso Coral dotted scallop ribbon border tucked under it.

The beautiful label from Everything Eleanor is stamped right over the paper and then masked while the flourish is stamped over that. This gives a really layered look but without the layered bulk. The birthday sentiment (do you recognise it? Yes it's from my favourite Happiest of Birthdays set again!) is coloured with markers and stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock. I've cut it out with the Large Oval punch and embellished it with stamped flowers.

Calypso Coral is one of the most glorious colours for accenting and I think it looks wonderful with Pool Party, Island Indigo and the fabulous Lucky Limeade. This butterfly is from the Beautiful Wings embosslits die and has to be one of my most frequently used embellishments. I like to pretty them up with pearls and the chains of pearls on the Basic Pearls sheet fit perfectly in the centre.

While I was in the middle of designing this card I thought it would be a great idea to add a lining to the card base. I've decorated one corner with some of the stamps I'd used on the front of the card - and I must say I do like the way it looks. 

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set)
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Other: Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Basic Pearls, First Edition speciality designer paper
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When I was writing this it started to snow again... has anyone else had enough of snow?!!!

Enjoy your weekend (I think mine might involve a large, toasty warm duvet and maybe a mug of hot chocolate!) and I'll see you soon.



  1. This is so pretty Vicky! Great use of the In Colors. The inside design is as pretty as the outside!

  2. Vicky, your card is beautiful both outside and in. Gorgeous colour combo and your stamping technique looks fabulous!

    No snow here, but this weird frozen rain is making driving very difficult. It's like glass on the pavements and roads, and our wall tops looked like they had a covering of glass on them too.

  3. What gorgeous use of all those yummy colours! Love the little details on your card, Vicky. Dare I say it's a bit hot and humid in my neck of the woods?? Stay warm x

  4. Hi Vicky

    I love the gorgeous colours you have used .. .. great finished look.

    The strip of script and beautiful butterflies are the perfect finishing touch.

    Your weekend sounds perfect!!! Have fun!

    Love Jules xx

  5. Morning Vicky, yep I'm fed up with the snow now!
    Fantastic card today, the colours look so fresh and summery together, I love the touch of text paper too :0)
    James's new go kart trailer arrived yesterday so I know what we'll be doing this weekend... whatever the weather!!!
    Jenny x

  6. Hello vicky

    Just Stunning and gorgeous. I love the colours and fab stamps. The text paper is a brilliant idea and WOW the butterflies are perfect.

  7. FABULOUS card Vicky. I like the current In Colours too.

    I like the sound of your weekend!

    Yes . . . although I love freshly fallen snow . . . this rock hard icy stuff that remains is a pain and I wish it would go away. xxx

  8. A lovely, imaginative card (if you know what I mean!) You seem to have more snow in the south atm than we have.

  9. Vicky, your card is beautiful.I like the current In Colours too.

  10. Yes definetley had enough of snow !!!!!what a beauty Vicky those colours are gorgeous butut is the way that you have used them that makes them even more magnificent. Beautiful card both inside and out !


  11. Hi Vicky
    Love your card .... Beautiful colors that all go together.... Fab..
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Still gorgeous weather here ........x

  12. I love those colours! In the first photo I thought the scallops were actually a line of stitches (maybe I'm sewing on the brain at the minute :) It's a beautiful card Vicky. Love Sarah xx

  13. Wow! That's one beautiful card Vicky - LOVE it!

  14. What a gorgeous colour combination! I love how you've created a layered look without actually using lots of layers.

  15. Vicky these colours work so well together and I love this stamp set, I've used it a lot since I got it! More inspiration to use now:) I always put an insert in my cards but we stamped on all our inserts at the weekend and they look so pretty as does yours.
    We had loads more snow last night but at least the roads stayed clear. Your weekend sounds very similar to what I have in mind:)
    Val xx

  16. What cheerful bright colours you have used, a lovely "spring is coming" card. You're tired of winter snow, we're tired of summer rain! Helen (Sydney)

  17. I love the colours you used on this card, Vicky! And the balance is amazing with the large butterfly and texty strip on one side. It's snowing here, too! Stay warm this weekend. :)

  18. What a gorgeous card, love it. I completely agree that the new colours are so easy to use together, I'm waiting on my order of in colour paper because I've ran out!

  19. Love these colours Vicky, a beautiful card


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