Friday, September 23, 2016

Paint sample birthday card

Last month my sister and I had a yard sale. It wasn't a huge affair, but it was still good to go through things and start weeding out items we didn't need anymore. I even made a small dent in my crafting supplies. (Yay! Room for more new toys!) Most of the stuff that didn't sell went to Goodwill, but there were a few things I decided to keep, including a small baggie of paint sample cards that had been in the "free" box.

Several years ago, cards made with paint chips or paint color samples were all the rage. I never really got into the trend, though. I did collect a few color samples, and I made a card or two, but then I tucked the other samples into a drawer. After the yard sale, I decided to give the technique another try.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Many Manly Occasions (Paper Pumpkin kit)
Paper: Thick Whisper White card stock, paint sample card (unknown)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen
Accessories: Merry Minis punch pack, corner rounder, "happy" sticker and enamel stars (Many Manly Occasions Paper Pumpkin kit), Pool Party cotton ribbon, Dimensionals

I thought these orange shades would be perfect for a bold, bright birthday card, and I love the pops of Pool Party from the "happy" sticker, enamel stars (both from a past Paper Pumpkin kit) and strip of ribbon. I had to trim down the paint sample so it would fit on the white card base, and I used the scraps to punch a few small stars. I painted the orange stars with clear Wink of Stella glitter and used Dimensionals to adhere them to different shades on the paint sample.

Now I'm going to try to use up the rest of the paint color samples so they don't get stuck in a drawer again. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I remember the paint sample craze! You have chosen gorjuss colours that work well together for this card! I never had much luck with paint samples:-( My efforts never made it to my blog!
    Sunshine, New Zealand