Monday, September 5, 2011

Monochromatic & Gate-folded Birthday Card

On my last post I said I was hoping to sneak in a few more cards...well, I managed instead to do one card for three challenges. :)  The Paper Players new challenge for the week is Birthdays...I can always use b-day cards!  I also wanted to do the Monochromatic challenge on Hand Stamped Sentiments because I love doing those type of cards.  I also decided to do the gate-fold over on The Friday Mashup.  I haven't done one of those in a long time...actually I didn't even know it was called the gate-fold.  Guess I can still learn something new every day. :)  I was already working with two of these colors for some punch art, and I love them together so this is what I chose for my monochromatic color theme.  I've actually done quite a few cards with these colors.  They just seem to work so well together.  I just made a card last week with this stamp set too, but it was calling my name again, so it's what I went with. 


Yes, I always seem to be putting a close up shot of my card.  Don't know why, I just do! ;)  In this case it helps you see the shimmer paint a little better...


...and, of course, the inside of the card.  Most of the time I like to make sure I have more than just a stamp on the inside.  If you've noticed, I like to use a faded version of what I put on the outside of the card.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Inspired by Nature, On Your Birthday & Vintage Labels (retired sale-a-bration)
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Soft Suede & Crumb Cake
Stampin' Write Markers:  Soft Suede & Crumb Cake
Punches:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle & 1 1/4" Circle
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist



17 comments:

  1. Great color choice! I still am in love with that stamp set and your card makes me want to pull it out again!! :)

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  2. Sara, this is beautiful. I too love doing the monochromatic colour cards as well as shimmer paint being a favourite! Great minds think alike! You have done a lovely card, I really like the 'belly band' as a closure for your gate card. Nice to see you playing along this week at the Friday Mashup.
    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  3. So soft and pretty! You got a great photo of the shimmer paint...not an easy task. Great choice of stamp for this, too....so nice for the upcoming fall season. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  4. This is a great card! I love this stamp set and it is nice to see it used in soft colors. Cute idea with the belly band. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

    Robbie

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  5. This is beautiful. Love the shimmer and the detail inside. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

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  6. Beautiful card, Sara! It's so serene. I love the shimmer! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  7. Sara, I love the colors you chose-so soft and pretty. It reminds me of the ocean with those sand colors and the gorgeous shimmer paint. LOVE the belly band and the inside sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  8. Oh very pretty. Soft and simple, I love it. The shimmer is such a nice touch! Thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  9. Gorgeous monochromatic colors--love soft suede and crumb cake together! Beautiful stamping on the inside too. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

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  10. Sara, this is gorgeous! i love the soft neutrals you used and the shimmer paint is a beautiful accent. (I'm glad you added that close-up shot of your card!) Thanks so much for playing along at BOTH Hand Stamped Sentiments AND the Paper Players this week! :)

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  11. So pretty, I love the addition of the shimmer paint to make the monochromatic colors stand out, great job! Thanks for having fun with The Paper Players this week!

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  12. Love this--the fold is awesome and the shimmer adds a bit of elegance! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

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  13. Beautiful card! I'm sure that the Soft Suede and Shimmer Paint is even prettier in person. I'm impressed that you take such time to finish the inside of your card. I usually try...but, after matting, I sometimes just want to be done ;) Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

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  14. This is gorgeous Sara.. I love the shimmer you added! The monochromatic look goes great with those colors too. I need to use this set more often. At least this side of it.. lol Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

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  15. This is so pretty and elegant! Wonderful job on the challenges, especially the monochromatic theme!!

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  16. What a fabulous job you've done with this gatefold and this stamp set! I love how the bigger flower crosses over the gate! Thanks for joining in the Friday Mashup!

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  17. I like this card! I hope "we" can make one soon!
    Hugs, Dawn

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Thank you for your comments. I read everyone! If you ever wonder how I've made something I'd be glad to let you know! Sara

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