Thursday, August 16, 2018

Paintchip Birthday

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! 

This time around there are no "Toppings", so it's Anything Goes Birthday!

I needed to make a card for a male acquaintance, and was completely stumped as to what subject matter to use. He's not an outdoorsy kind of guy and not into sports. Then I remembered that he works for a paint store, and I've had a collection of paint chips in my drawer waiting to be used. I used a small rectangle die to cut out the pieces, and arranged them in ombre fashion. I used another die for the sentiment. This card was quick, easy and fun! 

Here's the paint chip I used, from Sherman Williams, where he works! 

Stamp Sets: Say it Happy (Technique Tuesday)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink Pads: Navy (Hero Arts)
Tools: Big Shot, Straight Talk Happy Dies (Technique Tuesday), Nesting Rectangle Dies (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Echo Park)

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


Darnell said...

Sandy, this card stood out a mile to me on the STB blog! I absolutely love the clean lines and the ombre coloring of the paint chips! And now to find out it is for a guy who works at a paint store? Genius! Pinning! Hugs, Darnell

Ashwini Rao said...

That's going to be a wonderful card for your friend! Love those shades of blue and the card looks wonderful!

Lindsey said...

Great paint chip use! I too have a collection, and every once in a while, they prove to be just what I need. Nicely done. :)

Nancy said...

So creative and he works for a Paint store! That's so fun! Great CAS card Sandy!

Barbara said...

OMG! You used paint chips! How much fun is this and perfect for your recipient. I can see many of these kinds of card. On the way to this post, I sway some pretty amazing cards and I will go back to look at them better, as soon as I have the time.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect use of paint chips for the paint guy! :)

Trina P. said...

omg... so BRILLIANT to use paint chips for a paint store worker, Sandy! Love the more colour and the beautiful design. So awesome! Sticking this idea in my back pocket to CASE! 😉

Kim S said...

Isn't this the best part of making our own cards? You can make the most perfect card for your friend!