Saturday, October 17, 2015

Challenge #6 ~ TWOFERS ~ Blue, Green & Yellow

Hi all you fabulous people! For Challenge #6, Zoe has chosen a color challenge and you can see the specifics at the Twofers Blog. A fun chance to get away from all the holiday projects and stretch yourself a bit. I needed to make a birthday card anyway, so it was the perfect opportunity to use the colors in the challenge.  Here is my blue, green & yellow birthday card:

How I Made my Card:
White Card Base
White Cardstock
Darice "Clouds Background" Embossing Folder
Paper Smooches Streamers Die Set, #KFBD-13-029
Quietfire Designs, Ten Tiny Tag Sentiments, #6382
Silhouette Cameo
Airplane & Sun Cut files
Core'dinations Cardstock in Pastels; Blue, Green and Yellow
Pebbles Chalks in Basic Brights
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Pop Dots

Let me tell you, buying the Ten Tiny Tag Sentiments from Quietfire Design has been one of the BEST purchases I have made - I use these little sayings so much!  I started the card with the concept of a sky scene, with a plane dragging a banner (I had just gotten the Paper Smooches Die set and was dying to use it - get it? LOL) with Happy Birthday on it, luckily the Ten Tiny Tag Sentiments fit on my banner perfectly! But I am getting ahead of myself. . .

I first dry embossed white cardstock with the Darice Clouds embossing folder. Funny as this was one of those purchases that caught my eye and I bought on impulse and this is the folder I seem to use most. Once my clouds were embossed, I chalked around the clouds and filled in the sky. like I did while making this Summer Fun card.  Once I was done with the chalking, I trimmed the panel down to fit on the card base, glued it and set it aside to dry.

While waiting, I went to my trusty Silhouette Cameo, found some free vectors which I turned into cut files and cut out my sun and my airplane.  It's so easy to use the Cameo machine and I honestly don't think there is anything it can't do, as long as you can find a picture, vector, saying or shape, you can convert it and cut it out!  So I cut out my airplane and my sun to use on the card and set them aside.

I chose a banner that I wanted to use, used my Big Shot to die cut it out of the green paper.  I stamped Happy Birthday, kind of on an angle, using the Jet
Black ink and started to assemble the card.  You can't really see it in the pictures, but I chalked the edges of the plane and the banner before I pop dotted them onto the cloud background. I also pop dotted the inside circle of the sun.  Lastly, I used a black sharpie and drew the rope that attaches the banner to the plane.  I hope my friend likes her birthday card :)

I am thrilled that you stopped by to check out my card - now you have two whole weeks to put together your own Blue, Green & Yellow card (or project) and enter it in our Twofers challenge. You might win a $20 gift certificate to Alleystamps and be able to get yourself some real goodies! So come and join Zoe, Jane and myself, you just might win! Have a fabulous day ~ Christi
Another look 

I'd like to enter my Flying High Birthday Card in the following challenges:
Chalk N Stock (October) Anything Goes
Silhouette Challenges (October) Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybird's Creations Challenge (October) - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters Die-lirious & Punchy
Scrapy Land - #27, Must Use a Brand of Die Sold in Store (Paper Smooches)
Sweet Stamps (October) - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Let's Celebrate
Polkadoodles - #42, Use a Die Cut
Paper Smooches - (week 3) Anything Goes


  1. This is a lovely make and perfect for our challenge of Use a Die Cut.
    Thanks for sharing it with us over at Polkadoodles Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

  2. This just reminds me of my sky diving days I just love your clouds. XOXO

    1. Sky diving!?!?!? ACK! You will have to tell me more LOL

  3. OMG what a clever idea ... thanks for the info! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIE-LIRIOUS & PUNCHY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. Fabulous the cloudy sky background! Thanks for joining the Southern Girls for our 'celebrations' challenge.

  5. Hi Christi, your card is so cute! Love those clouds and the airplane :)
    Thanks for popping over my blog and following me! I am following you back on Bloglovin'
    Have a nice day!

    1. Thank you Helen! I appreciate it so much - and so thrilled you like the card :)

  6. How darling, Christi! Love all the flowing-ness with the clouds and banner behind the airplane! Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments Donna - I appreciate them :)

  7. Such a fun card. Perfect for a little boy. Love the technique for the background. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Die-lireous and Punchy" challenge.

  8. Love the sky on your adorable card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #27!

    1. Thanks Lori - hope to see you in the TWOFERS challenge :)

  9. What a fun, fun card and loving those clouds! Thank you for joining us at The Sisterhood for our dies/punch challenge!
    diane TSH DT

  10. Great use of the diecut and so perfect for our Use A Die challenge at POLKADOODLES. Thanks for sharing and good luck
    Aunty Sue DT

  11. Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing how you did the clouds/background. It's perfect for your plane and banner. Thank you for entering our October Challenge at Chalk N Stock. DT Jearise

  12. Thank you Jearise! Love playing with my chalks :)

  13. Love the embossed background & how you colored it--darling card, Christi!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments, Greta :)

  14. Thanks for sharing with us at October Silhouette Challenge!
    Yep...these clouds are great...I can see why it is a favorite folder!

    ♥ Sue Kment


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