I made this card for an old Color Challenge on the Create with Connie and Mary site (there is a link in my side bar if you want to see what is happening on their site – preview week for their new class just ended).  The colors were Basic Black, Real Red, and Pool Party plus a neutral – I chose Whisper White.

It’s a pretty clean and simple card – I used an image from the Every Little Bit stamp set – the gumball machine is perfect in Real Red, and then i colored all the gumballs with the Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker – I’m so glad Stampin’ Up! has markers for the In-colors.  The image is punched with the 1″ circle punch, then layered on two more circles in Pool Party and Real Red.  I stamped the happy birthday and colored it in with the markers.  I used the Real Red Marker and the piercing mat to add the dotted frame around the card front.

I hope you like it.

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Have a great day!