OCC Summer Camp 2: Happy Birthday Polaroid Card

I can’t believe the Online Card Class Summer Camp 2 is almost over. It’s been a full three weeks with lots of wonderful assignments and inspiration. Unfortunately, I have been traveling and not able to devote as much time to participating as I would like. I will catch up eventually!

This assignment is from Week 3, Day 1. We had to choose at least four colors from a palette of tan, brown, light purple, a brighter purple and a turquoise. Per the instructor’s example, I created a background layer using two sheets cut at an angle. To create a honeycomb design, I stamped a sheet of light blue card stock with purple ink and a Lawn Fawn Interlocking Backdrops stamp. I attached this to another a light purple sheet of card stock that I had dry embossed with a larger honeycomb pattern. I covered up the seam between the two papers with a narrow strip of brown paper.

Say cheese! A birthday card with a Polaroid focus.

Say cheese! A birthday card with a Polaroid focus.

For the focal point, I used my new Polaroid die from Lawn Fawn. I cut it out of craft paper and stamped the birthday sentiment in Versafine brown ink. Then I die cut three sheets of bright purple card stock, adhered together to make a thick layer, with a Simon Says Stamp die cut, Oh Happy Day. I adhered the Happy portion with Tombow Mono Multi Glue across the midpoint of the frame.

For a bit of sparkle, I punched two flowers with my Martha Stewart punch in a glitter card stock in coordinating shades of purple and blue. In the center I adhered a turquoise rhinestone.

The entire layer was attached with foam squares to a card base from Neenah Desert Storm craft paper.

I don’t think I would have put this color combination together on my own, but I think I like the juxtaposition of the brighter pastel colors with the neutral shades of tan and brown. What do you think? Thank s for looking!

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