February 10, 2014

Hero Arts New Birthday Challenge!

YAY, it's time for a new challenge from Hero Arts!  The theme is all about BIRTHDAYS!  Head on over to their BLOG to check out the five categories to enter in.  I wanted to make something fun and colorful, so I went with "anything goes." It could go to just about anyone!
With all the graphic elements,  I felt the card needed a touch of something feminine, so I added the butterfly, embossed in white, filled in with Wink of Stella, and embellished with lime green pearls.  Some ribbon, twine, and sequins also speak to the girly girl in me!

I love the Zing Cricket Green embossing powder on the BIRTHDAY sentiment.  I don't think I ever used it!  The finished card reminds me of my preppy days in high school, especially this color palette.  It makes me very HAPPY!!

Hope you play along and thanks for visiting my blog!  I love to read your comments!

Stamps - Hero Arts Five Lines Background, Hip Hip Hurray, Antique Flowers and Butterflies
Paper - Hero Arts Foliage layering papers, Neenah Solar White, Core'dinations
Inks - Hero Arts Green Hills Mid-Tone Shadow Ink, Memento Danube Blue Dye Ink, Versamark Watermark
Dies - Antique Flowers and Butterflies, MFT Fishtail Flags, Papertrey Ink One Liners Happy Die
Other - Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Zing Cricket Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Pearls, Hemptique Twine, Studio Calico sequins, Wink of Stella Marker, May Arts Chevron ribbon

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Lin said...

LOVE all the textures and patterns going on here, Marcy, and yes, that lime is making me happy, too!

Virginia L. said...

Wow....love. this.so.much! I adore the color combo and the entire composition! Your use of that sentiment is AWESOME! And let's not forget that strings and sequin details!!! Just when you think I didn't mention that gorgeous butterfly...well, how can one miss that embossed textures!? Your perfectly stamped background is amazing with this design...I can go on and on about this card, Marcy! SO glad that you got inky again!

Robin K. said...

Love your girlish touches Marcy! This is a great color combo- very preppy and peppy!!

Barb said...

Hi there stranger! Lol! It is so good to know you've been enjoying some crafty time - yay!! And would ya just LOOK at this card! I adore the green and blue combo! I never think to use colored embossing powder on sentiments but it looks awesome! Love your layering, twine, sequins, and gorgeous butterfly! Hugs! ♥

judkajudi said...

Love the graphic tone, yet still feminine ... preppy is a good term!! Hope your eye is better .. Hugs!!

Betty said...

what a fantastic card Marcy - love the lime green and navy - how you used the "happy" die - great design

joy said...

Hi, Marcy! This is a WOW card and a winner in my book! LOVE that lime and navy combo and the added girly touches. Beautifully crafted card.

Cindy C. said...

It's wonderful Marcy! Love the colours!

Cat Craig said...

Marcy this is such a fun color combination. It is one of my favorite combinations, so fresh and happy. Your elements all come together in the perfectly designed and executed card!

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