Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy Birthday Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I can't believe it was a year ago (March 1st) that we began sharing inspiration samples at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  Each day Monday through Friday the ladies of this wonderful team have shared a new & exciting creation to help spark your mojo in creating with die cuts.  I can remember how excited I was to be selected as a member of this talented team!  I've learned so much from each one of them in their unique styles and use of die cuts on their card creations.

So, to celebrate the occasion, I've created this special card!
 Birthday cards are supposed to be bright and cheerful so I decided to create my own colorful background panel to use for my die cutting selections and place them on an all white card to really make them POP!  And, the dies used on this card are:  Creative Expressions Sue Wilson - Spanish Background #CED1201, Memory Box - Madera Corner #98237, Elizabeth Craft Designs - Balloons #726, Memory Box - Happy Birthday Extravaganza #98765

How much fun is it to turn a plain piece of white card stock into a colorful panel by simply sponging on a variety of ink colors
I chose to go in a circular motion with each color and fill in any white gaps between colors.  Of course, you could also do this in a striped pattern if you want to use the entire panel as your background. 

 Here is a side view so you can see that I popped up the center pieces of the balloons as well as the Sue Wilson background panel.   Just that little bit of added dimension can really add character to your cards!  

You may remember seeing this card on my blog last week using the opposite scheme ... colorful background and white die cuts (same Memory Box die).
 I really like both versions ... which one is your favorite???

 Reminder ... when you are shopping at our Dies R Us store and find that the dies you are looking for are Out of Stock ... simply click on the 'Put Me On The Waiting List' tab ... fill in the information and you will be notified via email as soon as it's back in stock.  It has been my experience that this typically doesn't take much time at all!

OH and don't forget to join in our new challenge over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog ... this time around the theme is MONOCHROMATIC (and die cuts of course).

Well it's time for me to go get a piece of that Birthday Cake! LOL!
As always . . .


glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

You are so creative and your post today just seals the deal for me. I love your use of dies and I like how you used inks to color the cardstock. I use ink a lot for coloring from flowers to images to leaves. I never learned to play with markers well.

Diane said...

Very creative and FUN...love all those happy colors!!! Now you are enabling "me"...into wanting some of those dies!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great B-day celebration cards- love the dies cut out of colorful papaer- also love your card with the white dies on the colorful background!

Jacee said...

Great idea Darlene, a super design,I love the colours against the white, lovely!
hugs Jacee
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