Owl Occasions PARTY Banner Card

TGIF! Stampers!!! I am getting ready to celebrate my husbands BIRTHDAY tomorrow and so I am off to make a few things for him here in a bit… well in a few hours, LOL!! I find it SOOOOO hard to do something thoughtful for him, not cause I am heartless (although some may make that claim) but because he is like most men… when I ask him what he would like he says, “Oh, I don’t know… nothing big??”  WHICH IS A LIE!!! I did that 2 years ago, and he didn’t speak to me for 2 months…
So I am going to at least take him out for dinner, and maybe a movie?? Any suggestions??
Well while you think of ideas for me, let me share with you the card I created for today!  I am seriously loving this simple statement card today…  I was thinking of maybe using this FUN design for party invites!  I used a retired set from the Holiday Catalog (Owl Occasions). This was super simple to create!
Like always, I enlisted a sketch from Retro Sketchs and the colors courtesy of Paper Players- and the colors used are Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, and Rich Razzleberry.
OMG!! I love me some rhinestones, and I used ALL sizes for this card!  I thought that these sweet little flags would look so cute with some tiny colored ones… Oh I think I am in love with Sharpies as much as rhinestones!! I have a little surprise for you that involves my FAVORITE embellishments- RHINESTONES… keep reading!
I created these adorable flowers with the 7/8″ scallop circle punch.  I layered a few together, snipped each scallop to create petals and then crunched them to give lift… I used my VINE STREET sale-a-bration embossing folder to create that textured layer behind my large flags.  Oh, THEN I added in a HUGE colored rhinestone in the center, cause seriously- would it be finished without it? 
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  1. Such a cool card…love all the white space and the pop of bling in those gorgeous flowers is FAB! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  2. What a great job combining the challenges and I just love your colorful blingy flowers! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players, Erin!

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