Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Project 218: A fun starburst card



It's been a while since I took part in blog challenges and so I thought I'd tackle a few all in one go!

First, I was inspired by this layout at Sketch Saturday. It's really fun and I haven't made a starburst card in ages.

When I saw the Transportation theme at Paper Players I knew it had to be my big vespa stamp as a feature.

And as it's over 2 years old I knew I could enter it in the Retro Rubber Anything Goes challenge.

Finally the colors at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge were great - their birthday theme colors! - and I knew they'd really sing with this layout. I didn't use an exclusively birthday greeting but I hope that'll be forgiven as I can't think of another time when 'For you' would be appropriate!

The patterned paper is from Studio Calico. I went over some of the stamp details with an Oasis ProMarker to get a bit more definition. I added a touch of glitter to the light and some little seed pearls to the corner for a touch of dimension. Finally this greeting has been in my stash for years and I thought it gave a good masculine touch and stood out from the pattern.

I confess - this is my second Vespa attempt. The first was cut with a scalpel and the awkward shape just didn't work against the busy background. So I did it again in a diecut layered circle and it's much sharper! 

It's been fun playing along with so many challenges, nothing like a full bout of challenges to make up for lost time!


11 comments:

  1. Great sunburst card! Love the blue focal color. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber this week.

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  2. Love it! I literally just referenced the scooter in a reply to you on my blog :) I love the bright orange and teal together. So happy you joined in with us at RRCB thanks Cx

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  3. Ooh this is fab Jessie… LOVE the starburst effect and the wonderful vespa image… the card has a lovely retro feel to it! :-)
    Hope you have a good evening!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  4. A super focal image and great paper choices too. We're delighted you were able to join in the fun with the Saturdays at Sketch Saturday this week with this pretty card. Hugs, Lesley

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  5. This is way too much fun! Thanks so much for doing the RR challenge!

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  6. What a fun card! Nicely done in combining the challenges. I too have done the "hum, let's try another die cut!" Thanks for playing along at RRBC!

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  7. I love the colours and awesome image! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

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  8. Oh, you did a wonderful job combining these challenge! Great colors that really spotlights the focal point. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week!

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  9. This is wonderful! The sunburst and the colors are gorgeous! Great job! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

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  10. Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  11. Great design and love the pattern paper! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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