This month, I worked on some cards instead of a layout because my card stash is getting low. I chose the Crate Paper Confetti collection by Maggie Holmes released in January.
Great black and gold elements combined with the pretty colors! The first thing I did was create a shaker card filled with...confetti of course!!
I started with black textured cardstock and a "happy birthday" 4x6 card from the "Party" paper. I trimmed the "happy birthday" out from the pocket card and set it aside for another card. I punched confetti and sprinkled some chunky gold glitter in between two pieces of acetate from some packaging and adhered them together. I layered the windowed pocket card over the confetti and stitched around it twice with gold thread. Finally I adhered the "Celebrate" Thicker over the shaker area and stuck a Maggie Holmes bow from my stash below the window. Quick, easy, and best of all...fun!
Next up - the happy birthday card using the piece I cut from the pocket card above.
Black textured cardstock is the base again. I trimmed the party hat "Surprise" paper just smaller than the base and stitched in gold around the edge. I used a waterbrush pen to watercolor over the sentiment in a peachy-pink color to match the collection, adhered to a piece of black cardstock, and stitched around the edge. Then I watercolored around the outside edge of the stitching in light green and adhered that to the card base using 3D foam tape. I added the "yay" Thicker and a gold sequin to finish.
"Yay" for the next card!
I trimmed another piece of the party hat paper and stitched around the edge onto black cardstock. I watercolored light green onto the outside edge. Next, I trimmed the black "yay!" pocket card from the "Party" paper and stitched around it. I tied some twine around the top, adhered it to the card, and put the "Celebrate" Thicker on the bottom.
Last but not least, "happy day":
I trimmed a piece of the words paper from "Backdrop", stitched to black cardstock, and then watercolored in light green around the edge and to highlight a couple of the phrases. I cut a few of the banner pieces from the "Party" paper and stitched through the center one. I finished the card with tiny alpha stickers from Tim Holtz and a few Confetti gold sequins.
Well, that's all for me today! I'm happy to have a few more cards in my stash, and this was the perfect collection for them.
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