Primary Colors Birthday Card

One day I was getting ready for a card exchange with friends and I was trying to come up with something to share!! I had been thinking that I wanted to make something Primary colored and masculine! I found the message stamp from an SU! stamp set called Alphabet Soup that I decided to use – the next step was how to stamp it.  I decided to use markers and color on the stamp to make this greeting primary colored as well.  From there I decided to go with a color box approach for a background.  I looked for scraps in the colors I wanted and cut them in the sizes that I thought looked the best and they were the following:

  • Yellow – piece #1: 1 1/4″ by 4″, piece # 2: 1″ by 1 1/2″
  • Red –  2 5/8″ by 1 1/2″
  • Blue – piece #1: 1 1/4″ by 1 1/4″, piece # 2: 2 5/8″ by 1 3/8″
  • Green – 3″ by 1″

The white piece for the message measures 2″ by 2 1/4″.  The black layer behind the message is 2 1/4″ by 2 1/2″.

Now that all those measurements are floating around in your brain, let’s have a look at the card:

With scraps from a few basic colors I was able to put together this more masculine looking birthday card!

With scraps from a few basic colors I was able to put together this more masculine looking birthday card!

On each scrap was stamped something from an SU! stamp set called Little Things.  I used Versamark inkpad to get the tone on tone look! Adding 3 brads to the corner yellow piece pulled the colors throughout the card and gave it harmony. This card took a while but we mass produced it so each of the friends went home with 5 of this card, and whenever I pulled out this card to mail it I was grateful to have them done ahead of time!!

Thanks for looking today, I am so glad you stopped by!!

12 thoughts on “Primary Colors Birthday Card

  1. 1
    Bonnie says:

    Now this is the way to use some snippets! And I have bags of little scraps of cardstock! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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    Paula Guthrie says:

    I always love seeing your work! You are so talented!!

  3. 3
    Lee-Anne says:

    Hi, Taunya! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving some love…much appreciated :) This card is so cute…love the primary colors!

  4. 4
    Mynn xx says:

    This is darling!!! LOVE the great different dotty patterns and I adore the colors, too! It’s fabulous, Taunya! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    Deepti says:

    What a great card, love the blocks of colorful paper :) great design!

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    Diane says:

    I’m a big fan of primary colors and this card makes me HAPPY!!

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    Cathy R says:

    Hi Taunya, this is such a fun card, love the tone on tone details on your panels. Thanks for visiting my blog too :) Cathy x

  8. 8
    Wida says:

    how sweet of you to visit my blog! I just ordered stamping up banner stamp and punch. Really love the new catalog. this is super cute!

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    Cindy C. says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and left me the lovely comment! Your card is really fun and happy!!

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    Lisa Swift says:

    Love the primary colors and grid design! This will make any recipient feel special. :)

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    Patti J. says:

    I am a lover of bright colors, so this card just jumped right out at me! Beautifully done, Taunya – great job!!!

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    Nora says:

    What a happy card!! I love the bright colors and how you used the little strips. I also like that you colored in the letters of the sentiment to match. Really nice card!!

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