Friday, April 6, 2018

Birthday Card Progression

Good afternoon. It just hit me I didn't realize it was this late already. Time flies when your stamping. Lol
As the title of the post says, I am going to progress you through my single layer card. I was feeling like CAS cards get the rap of being easy but sometimes I think they take a lot more design ability than layered cards.
I started my card with a sketch idea.
Then my color palette.

This was my first card. Now I am going to share all the reasons I had a problem with it:
*to many candles
*even number of candles
*cake to close to top of card
*birthday greeting to close to edge of card
*greeting strips to far apart
*cake plate not solid enough to ground image

So for all those reasons I started over.
Supplies: 110lbs top folding white card base
Altenew, Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up inks
CAS-ual Friday's Shenanigans stamp set
Essentials by Ellen Wonky Backdrops stamp set
Concord and 9th Happy Day stamp set

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday is celebrating birthdays. So today's card will be entered in the challenge.
Finally the card has two of my favorite techniques. One layer cards and using words as design elements.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


  1. A great mix of stamps for your card! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. I so agree with you about CAS cards needing the planning time! And you're a master of them so we should all listen. Thanks for playing along with the favourite technique challenge at AAA Cards.

  3. What a fabulous way to use the sketch! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. Sue, both cards are interesting! Love the way you played with the sentiments and stamped them vertically. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  5. Such a cool card with all the text! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa


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