Sunday, 21 November 2010

A Very Happy (and bright) Birthday!

Hey!

Just poppin' by quickly on this rainy Sunday to help brighten it a little with a little card :)

Retro Happy Birthday

I've no idea what is possessing me to play with such bold, bright colours but I kinda likey! *Shhh! Don't let my neutral, muted cardstock and inks know about this....this is purely between us, OK?! LOL!*

Now it wasn't half as much of a pain to line up that background as you think thanks to the wonders of clear stamps. And just to show you that it does line up with the background (almost!) here's a head-on shot:



This card was made for the host of the fab birthday party we attended last Saturday. I eventually decided on dressing up as Daphne Blake from Scooby Doo (it's easy when you've got the red hair to start with!) I haven't got a pic to share yet, but trust me when I say my costume wasn't a patch on the space invader costume that I was in total awe of!

Happy days...well best be off now to prepare for the working week! Only four more to go before we break up for Christmas - can you believe it?! Not that I'm counting down or anything *wink*

Catch ya later!





Card Deets

{Happy Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Vintage Buttons (Papertrey Ink)/Chompy (Corner Chomper)/Cuttlebug/Nestabilities

29 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow Aimes, very clever - great looking card, the contrast is stunning :D xxx

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love this little beauty Aimes! Really fab detail having the background muted and lined up perfectly to match your coloured focal point! Great colours too!

Karen B. said...

Outside of your comfort zone, you allude too, but one fabulous card!

Rhonda said...

This is going in the inspiration file Aimes!! Love the graphic lines and happy color.

Ann said...

This is fab, Miss Aimes! I really do love black with brights...need to use it more often. Is is possible that my love of bright colors is rubbing off on you? ;)

~amy~ said...

Such a super fun card!!!! Bright & happy!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Most excellent B-day card! Sorta reminds me of Heather's type of cards. Very, very nice! Hope the sun comes to shine this week for you. Hugs!

Marisa said...

Love you walk on the wild side, Aimes LOL! Darling card with bright colours.

Amy said...

I love how you were able to line up the backgrounds perfectly!!! I like the bold colors and your button placement...I love doing this lately too!

Vicki said...

Great card Aimes, even though I'm not such a big fan of the bold brights but I think you just got it right. I can just see you dressed up as Daphne.....lol. Yay, only 4 more weeks to go! (thats music to my ears, not that I don't like my job of course ;)

Hugs
Vicki x

Katiejane said...

I'm loving this new style girl! I can't wait to see the photo ;)
Katie xx

Jay Gee said...

Lovely card Aimes. The placement is spot on and the buttons just add the perfect touch. Would love to see the photo of you dressed up!

Mim said...

Very neat Amy - Love the way you have used square letters with circles and rounded corners so effortlessly!

Carly said...

Clean and graphic, love it!!! And do you have a pic to share? Sounds like a super fun party.

Nerina said...

This is totally fabby Aimes! I love the pop of bold colours against the darker background - and all the love you put into getting it 'just so' shows! Gorgeous card! (Wish we could see the space invader now ... :0)

torico said...

Fabulous card! Love this design.:)

Diane Jaquay said...

Aimes, this is FABULOUS! Love how you spotlighted the circle, it just POPS! Great card!

Terri said...

Very cool! Love all the bright colors with the grey too!

Dana said...

What a fantastic card, Miss Aimes! :) Love the bright colors against the dark card base.

Kimberly said...

This is so neat! Love the color and the gray and the little squares with the big circle...and everything.

Sharron said...

LOVE this contrasty graphic style! Fantastic job matching everything so perfectly and the colors are wonderful!

Cammie said...

Super card, Aimes! The graphic details with the spotlight of color are fantastic!

Belinda said...

Oh I love the fun bright colors and the lining up with the bg! Fab fab fab!

Alex said...

Great card Aimes love the bright colours and how it all lines up so nicely :)

Thanks for sharing.

Take care,

Alex x

Monica K. said...

Very cool card! I love the bright spotlight of color against the dark background.

Jess said...

Love the 'spotlight' effect, such an inspiration!

Laurie said...

OH how did I miss this one? so cute! I love the buttons tucked under the focal point! Going to have to try that one! TFS!

Ayana Posadas said...

Ooooh! I LOVE this! :)
I love the bright color circle over the dark card base. Super striking! :)

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Oh my goodness, I love this card SO much! The colors are uber fun, and I love the CAS design! Way to go, Aimes!

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