Friday, January 23, 2009

KW Color Inspriation #39 - Surfboard Inspired Happy Birthday Card


Good Morning Everyone,

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you are running around and are catching your breath? Yep, that was my week and boy, am I glad that today is Friday!! Woo-hoo! I loved the colors that Kristina Werner picked this week for her Color Inspiration Challenge #39. The inspiration picture of the gumballs came from a trip that she took to NY a while back. 

For some reason, seeing the black color really made me happy -  but I still couldn't figure out what to create - until I spied my son's car that had a surfboard on it with a hisbiscus flower motif - I suddenly had an "aha" moment and ran with that idea. Here is my Happy Birthday card  - inspired by my son's car/surfboard. My son (his is 4) really likes this card - except for the face that it doesn't have wheels - and wanted me to add wheels to it, so that he could zoom it about.... but I told him that I would have to figure out how to do that....  :)


here is the view of the card kinda looking down at the surfboard image on top of the car. I really like how the surfboard was a black and white contrast with a line running down it - so I went with that and had lines of colors from the color inspiration running down the card too. 


I placed the happy birthday sentiment going the long way and liked how the whole thing is kind of a long card - I haven't made a long card in a while. Overall, I totally had a blast making this card and loved seeing my son's face when I showed it to him this morning when he woke up.... the sweetest thing in the world was when he told me that my card was "cool".... (it still cracks me up that my 4 year old son uses the word "cool"... :)

I can't wait to see all of the amazing entries from this color inspiration and to do a little blog hopping!!!  Thank you all for visiting!

Sunshine and Cookies to all,
Ciao for now!
Sankari :)


Materials used:
Paper - everything from my stash - I love when that happens
Ink - StazOn Black
Stamps - Happy Birthday stamp is from SU!
Accessories - Photoshop
Shows Watched while making this card: Grey's Anatomy (season 1)

22 comments:

Deanna said...

Love it!

thescrapmaster said...

Pretty card!

~Samantha

Yankee in England said...

I love the hybiscus flowers. It makes the card very bold and graphic. Great job on the challenge

Carrie Gaskin said...

Great inspiration piece and great card!

Mary said...

I completely adore your card! What a great idea - very 'cool'

Ann said...

This is amazing, Sankari! I looked at these colors and was stumped. Your card ROCKS!!!

jacquelyn pedersen said...

How creative is that?! You're really a stamper at heart, I know it! :)

Stacey Schafer said...

how cool is this?! Love your card and the matching surfboard:)

Carol Dunstan said...

Wow, this is fantastic, very eye-catching! (and a couple of circle punches could make some quick wheels!!! LOL)

Ashley C. Newell said...

really like this cool design! so tropical!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cool card!! tfs!!
-t

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

FABULOUS!!!! Great card Sankari. This one is definately a 'Grumbler' (for me).. hahaha.

Hope you are well

Love
xxSarah

Debbie Pamment said...

Love this card - just gorgeous use of the challenge colours

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like the very graphic look of the black and white flowers.

The Mama Monkey said...

I love how you find inspiration in everyday things! I need to challenge myself to do that!

This is an adorable card...love the colors and the layout!

Regan said...

hello!!!! This is wicked!!!!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Hi Sankari friend...love your black and white edgyness on this card! It looks awesome! Have a great weekend ~Donna

gale said...

Gorgeous card! Love the hawaiian feel.

Tessa said...

LOVE this!!! So striking!

Fiona said...

Love this card. Such a different use of the colours. Well done.

Traci said...

Great card! I love the layout and the paper you used. Those flowers are gorgeous.

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