Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Have A Happy Birthday - Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge

Joining in for this month's Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge. When I saw the box of inspiration above, the first thing I was drawn to was the bottom photo (3rd one in) with the black stripes and bright flowers!

I started by creating my own striped black and white background. I cut multiple strips of black card-stock, each measuring 1/2" by 4.25". I stamped each of those strips in white ink using the 'Happy' from Totally Awesome. After adhering all of those strips to my card front, I set it aside and moved onto the frame for my sentiment. After that was finished, I attached it to my card front with foam adhesive and moved onto die cutting and adhering all of those colorful flowers. And last but not least, sequins, you just got to have sequins!

Thanks for visiting with me today! I hope you find a little time to create your own card for this challenge. Happy creating!


  1. I am so NOT surprised by your choice of photos, Melissa! It has YOU written all over it: bright, cheerful, and those colors! What a wonderful card - LOve the sequins for the flower centers, your home-made striped cardstock, and even the little hidden happy messages!

  2. Such a striking and super beautiful card! Love your take of the inspiration pictures. Thanks so much for playing along with Essentials by Ellen January Pin-Sights Challenge, hugs, Karin Åkesdotter www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/