Saturday, April 19, 2008

SUMMER PICNIC BIRTHDAY - WSC44

Thanks to all of you who tried to help with my Blogger and Feedblitz problems! They are still not resolved ... I'm assuming for a couple of more days that it's their problem, not mine. What's a girl to do? Stamp, of course!

This card is my attempt at Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #44. I just got this stamp set, Big Birthday Candle, the other day and was anxious to use it! I also challenged myself to use Summer Picnic DP with a stamp set other than Tart & Tangy.

To me, the upper right hand corner of my card seems a little empty but every time I went to add something to it, it cluttered the card up. My candles were meant to be staggered and random (which bugged my DH). I just don't know if this card cuts the mustard or not ???


RECIPE
Stamps: Big Birthday Candle
Paper: Summer Picnic DP, Whisper White and Basic Black DP
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Pumpkin Pie Classic
Embellishments: Old Olive Poly-Twill Ribbon, Black Brads
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals
Techniques: Color Blocking, Paper Piecing


Don't forget about the What You've Got (WYG) Challenge making a long card using Bali Breeze DP! See all the details HERE! Hope you'll play along!

28 comments:

Mauna said...

I like this card. I have looked at the big candles several times. Maybe I will end up ordering them.

Silli said...

OMG. It´s so beautiful.Great colorcombo. :-) Have a nice day!

scrappyhappyglenda said...

I love this card. It has just the right amount of embellishments. I have this set, and headed for the work table to make one like it. Thank you for the great card idea.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is ADORABLE, Nancy! What a fun birthday card. . .so happy and colorful!

Anonymous said...

I think it's great as is...no further embellishments needed. I like the staggered candles...it makes it more whimsical and happy that way...fun!

Charmaine

Melissa said...

Awesome job Nancy! I like it so much, I think I'm going to have to CASE it! :)

Many Blessings,
M.

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic card Nancy!!! Whenever I see you use black CS I want to try it out. You make black work so well with everything!! Isn't this DP yummy?!! I'll need to CASE this one someday soon! Boy my list to CASE your cards keeps getting bigger and bigger....lol!
Awesome job my friend!

Anonymous said...

Love the card as is. It's beautiful!

Angie Tieman said...

Cut the mustard?! It does a lot more than that, it's fabulous!! I love the candles on the patterned paper, way cute! And you need the blank space, a place for the eyes to rest, so it's perfect!!

Anonymous said...

Nancy - I looked at your card before I read your post, & I actually said out loud to myself "I LOVE this card!" Then I read how unsure you were about it. Well, be unsure no more! It's fabulous!

Nan

Kim said...

LOVE your card! Super cute :-)

Wanda. said...

I just LOVE it!!!

Dottie K. said...

You don't need anything extra on this card. It's perfect! I love those candles and the colors. :)

Stephanie said...

Wowza girl! This card is fabulous! I love the color! I have been deciding if I want to get this set or not and I think you just convinced me! I love what you did with it. My version of this sketch doesn't have anything in that corner either and I was trying to decide what to do about it and I finally decided it's ok to have a blank corner! I really like how yours turned out. It looks perfect! I love how you did the sentiment on different colors. I just can't stop gushing over this card! :D Anyway, I also wanted to let you know that I have been having problems with blogger this weekend too and they haven't written me back so I am assuming we are not the only ones who are complaining! :D Hopefully they get it figured out SOON! Thanks again for sharing this card! Love it girl!

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Sara said...

I love the bright colors and the contrast with black. Great card!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a fantastic card, love your papers and colors, definitely on my "case" list.

Kriss said...

Nancy - love what you did with this card. I too like the uncluttered look. The addition of the black card stock is really striking. Love the bow around the candles.

Tisha Doyle said...

I think your card is great. It is definitely not missing anything. This would an awesome card for just about anyone.
LOVE IT!!!

Lynn said...

Nancy,
This is an awesome card, I love the paper pieced candles and how you used the black CS, it just makes the fun colors pop on this card!

beate said...

Nancy, I love it! The black really makes the gorgeous DP pop!
Thanks for always playing with the sketches! I love what you come up with.
Hugs and smiles

Carol said...

What an adorable card! Perfect combination of patterns with the black cardstock!

Kim said...

SO CUTE!! I have to say that this is the cuttest thing I've seen done with this set! Great job on the challenge!

Kim Gasper said...

I love the colors on this card, Nancy. I've been eyeing that stamp set too. I just might have to break down and buy it!

www.stampinintherain.blogspot.com/

kathleenh said...

Fabulous card Nancy! I love the papers used for the candles.

Jenn in GA said...

nancy, you must be suffering from some sort of delusion if you are not sure about this last card with the big candles!! it's the BOMB!! i really like every element of it! you should make another and send it to SU! for their showcase!

Libby Hickson said...

I think this card is great just as it is!! Hmm this is interesting - it's happened many times now, I go to a blog and think "WOW I love this card!" and then read the post and find the person who created it isn't sure they like it. What does it say about my taste?? LOL!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is awesome!! You rock girlfriend!!!