I'm back to share my second challenge card for Papertrey Ink's eighth anniversary. To celebrate Maile Belle's return as a stamp designer, we were to create a new card inspired by one of her creations. She has a great clean and modern style! I chose this card because of the cool background she created with a sentiment from Monthly Moments: October. Click on the picture to go to her original blog post.
I recreated that cool background using a birthday sentiment from Fillable Frames #1. I chose Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, and Blueberry Sky for my ink colors since they would work for either a boy or a girl. First, I drew lines in pencil with a ruler so I could keep my spacing consistent. Then I stamped my sentiment, rotating the colors, using my lines as a guide. Once done, I simply erased the pencil lines. It makes an awesome background!
I spent more time fussing over my focal point than I did the background. I finally stamped the birthday circle from Around & About Sentiments on a Kraft circle, and popped up a cute little cupcake from Tiny Treats Valentine that I colored with Copic markers. I added Diamond Stickles to the frosting. If I had some green rhinestones, I would have added them near the circle like Maile did, but since I did not, I just left it plain. Sometimes you have to call enough! Nothing else I had was working. Now that I've slept on it though, I like it the way it is. Sometimes simple is best! :)
As always, you can see other cards for this challenge here.
Stamps: Tiny Treats Valentine, Around & About Sentiments, Fillable Frames #1 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper: White, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Copic: B91, B95, B97, R29, E41, E42, E55
Misc: Diamond Stickles, 1-1/4" Circle punch (EK Success)