Hi everyone! It’s Pink & Main‘s 5th birthday and it’s definitely worth celebrating with a blog hop. There will be FIVE random winners chosen from the comments left on our blogs. The winners will each win a $50 store credit. You will have to comment on all blog stops for a chance to win! Hop around and be inspired!
Today I’m using some new release items which center around this birthday celebration!
I am loving the new paper pad, It’s A Party; there are so many fun, celebratory designs. I was drawn to the Happy Birthday sentiment all over as patterned paper and wanted to use it. It’s a little busy but I just didn’t care because I just HAD to use it.
I wanted to use the hive and one of the cute bees from the Bee Day stamp set so I stamped and cut these using the coordinating dies. I didn’t need anything else since these images were a good size for my A2 card panel.
If it wasn’t busy enough, I still wanted to add another fun element to this card. I used one of the Scallop Circle dies to create a shaker window, lining it with acetate. I added the hive right on top of the cutout and added the bee at the lower bottom right. Even though the card was covered in the background sentiment, I wanted to use one of the sentiments from the set. I stamped it on a piece of white cardstock and matted it on black. The black breaks up the background and pulls your focus to the words.
For the shaker bits, I generously used the new Flower sequins. I love the mix of colors and it matched with the patterned paper. I used two layers of foam tape and it allowed the sequins to move around freely.
After the card was put together, I decided that I needed to add a border around the shaker to break up the background and pull your focus to the middle of the card as well. Everything was a bit busy so I used the same technique for the sentiment and cut out a scallop border using black cardstock and two of the scallop circle dies. This worked really well and it really finished off the card.
Thanks for stopping by and celebrating along with us! See you next time!
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STAMP SET(S): *Bee Day
DIES: *Bee Day
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
MISCELLANEOUS: *It’s A Party paper pad, *Flower Sequin mix