Thursday, February 13, 2014

Building Blocks of Design Challenge - Papertry Ink 7th Anniversary Day 9

Okay so the challenge (over on the Papertrey Ink blog)  is to visit all the design team blogs and gather your building blocks (choices) to make a card. From each list (block) you need to randomly select an item to work with.
So my colors were: Harvest Gold, Enchanted Evening, and Melon Berry. Kinda hard I was thinkin.... I almost tried again with the random generator but figured I might as well try right?
My neutral selection was white; occasion selection was Birthday; technique was heat embossing (yay); embellishment was brads (ok... i got those); and finally Fiber selection was ribbon. I am going to say now I didn't include the ribbon - it just wasn't workin for me.
Oops there was one more element - a sketch. I picked #5 (which can be see on Dawn McVey's blog)
So with all that to work with I decided to use the following stamp sets - all from Papertrey Ink.
Background Basics: Super Stripes - for the background (duh LOL). I stamped using Fresh Snow ink on that Enchanted Evening cardstock. 
Background Basics: Birthday Fun - stamped in Versamark then clear embossed.
Polka Dot Basics: I had a scrap of Melon Berry cardstock that I'd previously stamped using Fresh Snow ink.I used the die from the Cupcake Collection set to cut out the cupcake liner.

Cupcake Collection Stamp set - I also stamped the frosting using Melon Berry Ink, hilighted that frosting with a Copic marker (W1) and added a little sparkle (which I don't think you can see in the photos with a Gelly Roll glitter pen).
I assembled the cupcake and adhered it to a piece of white cardstock that I cut with the Spiral Notebook die - then backed that up with a piece of Melon Berry cardstock.
(are you still with me LOL.... almost done.... hey there's lots of "building" goin on here)
I needed a sentiment. I used one from Boutique Borders: Birthday. Such a pretty sentiment and I thought the fit was good. I stamped that using Enchanted Evening ink.
And finally I went to a little mason jar where I've got a big pile of brads. I picked thru there and found a couple I thought worked nicely color wise.
I'm not sure how much I love the color combo - but I will say I kinda like how the embossed Harvest Gold background picks up the Melon Berry - kind of gives a cast of that color. (I'm having something of a flashback to Mrs. Gates- my advisor and professor in college. I did my Serigraphy Independent Study under her - it was more or less a color theory challenge back in the day ;-) I think she'd be amused.)
Okay kids, I'll be back tomorrow with .... the 10th Annual Valentine Rakarama!!! (shut up! yes... it's been 10 years...) You don't want to miss it!


Marybeth said...

Hi Tracy….. you make me laugh and thanks for all the details on how you made this adorable card. I love it and now I what a cupcake so bad….
I never even had a chance to make a card I have been spending all my time trying to redo my blog uggg i should just pay someone . See you tomorrow!

Marybeth said...

You could make your own tipped paper and if you got the new birthday die you could easily make that a shaker card.... I guess it just depends which one you would use more. TT could be used for I guess I am no help swaying you to one or the other ....:)
Are you days getting any easier ..with your loss. I hope each day is a little better.