Wednesday 7 June 2023

Day of the Month Card Club Challenge #52 GDT - Happy Birthday to You Day!

Hi everyone,
I'm delighted to have been asked to be Guest Designer again for the Day of the Month Card Club June Challenge, as a result of being voted the winner in April.

This month our theme is 

🎶 🎶 Happy Birthday to You Day 🎶 🎶

"Happy Birthday to You" has been hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recognizable song in the English language, and has been translated into at least two dozen languages. 

June 27th is commonly celebrated as the anniversary of the song's publication, though it probably wasn't actually published on that date. In fact June 27th 1859 was the birthday of Mildred Hill who wrote the song's melody, which was originally written for a different set of lyrics - "Good Morning To All" (published in 1893) - a greeting song written by her kindergarten teacher sister to be sung to her class. 

The song gained in popularity over the following years, and the happy birthday lyrics began to be sung to the melody and were published in 1915. It started to appear in films in the early 1930s, resulting in it being copyrighted in 1934 with the authors credited as Mildred and Patty Hill, even though the writer of the song's lyrics is unknown. The copyright was owned by Warner Music and was supposed to last until 2030, meaning royalties had to be paid to use the song in films and TV, concerts or any public place - this earned Warner Music up to $2 million per year! However following a lawsuit to put the song in the public domain, Warner Music had to give up the copyright in 2016 and the song can be sung freely once more!

Here is my GDT card for the challenge.

Yes - it's my favourite A&C stamp set again, and I have tried to find another innovative way to use it. I cut a piece of black card stock, stamped the flower with Versamark and heat embossed with detail gold embossing powder. I then  coloured a couple of snippets with brushos spritzed with water, and when dry I stamped and heat embossed the flower head onto one of them, fussy cut out and attached. I cut another panel slightly bigger than the black card panel for matting, and stamped my circular "Flower" stamp onto another offcut. I cut a large piece of black card and stencilled the top corner with Versamark and then heat embossed in gold, before attaching the flower panel and coloured circle. I stamped and heat embossed the birthday greeting onto a small snippet of black card, then matted onto a tiny snippet from the brusho panel before attaching to the card. Finally I matted the finished panel onto a border of matt gold card and onto a 7" x 5" card blank.

Stamps: AALL & Create #904 Flower Journey, #531 Textured Florals; sentiment - Penny Black Salutations;
Media: Brushos (Gamboge, Vermilion); Versafine Clair (Nocturne); Versamark; detail gold embossing powder;
Tools: Visible Image stencil - Halftone.

Challenges I would like to enter: 

AAA Birthday #50 - Birthday and Watercolours
Beautiful Blossoms #5 - Anything Floral Goes (5th entry)
Creatalicious #260 - Anything Goes with option Birthdays - TOP 3
Inspiration Station #50 - Inspiration Prompt
(I was inspired by the dramatic sunset colours)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Triple B (June) - Birds, Butterflies and/or Blooms
We Love Stamping (June) - Anything Stamped with option CAS

I hope you can play along with the challenge this month - please link your entries here.

Don't forget to visit the Day of the Month Card Club June Challenge post to see more inspiration from the Design Team.

Take care, and thanks for visiting.


kiwimeskreations said...

Such a dramatic and beautiful card Pauline. So creative using the brusho coloured snippets for the only colour against the black and gold!!
Thank you for sharing this with us at WE Love Stamping this month
Maxine WLS DT

Linby said...

The intense colour looks great with gold embossing and against the black card.

Sarn said...

WOW - I love the dramatic orange, gold and black colours. Great layout too. A brilliant card xxx

Kathy said...

Pauline, Your card is gorgeous and such a great take on the inspiration photo. Such lovely work. Thanks for sharing this beautiful creation with us this month at the Inspiration Station Challnege Blog. Smiles, Kathy DT

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your GDt spot and very interesting about the happy birthday song.Stunning card and fabulous embossed stamps-love the dramatic colour combo.
Carol x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous. I love the gold and orange against the black card - stunning
Lorraine x

Rosmarie said...

What a beautiful and elegant birthday card! Love the gold embossing and the colors you used! Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this month at DotMCC. Rosi x

Wendy L said...

I love this card , so vibrant I think anyway. Love it Pauline. Xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely stunning Pauline.
Faith x

Diane said...

Beautifully created, very striking with the orange and gold on the black background!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun, Triple B and Beautiful Blossoms!
Diane SF and TB Co-Owner and BB DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}
{Triple B}
{Simply Clean & Simple} Coming July 7th

Jane said...

Very dramatic with the black cardstock, gold embossing and bright orange brusho colours. Awesome card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Your card is so elegant. I love the black/orange/gold color theme you used. Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gold just make a card so elegant! Well done - Thanks for joining in at AAA Birthday

Donna Walls said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card! I love the orange and gold against the black. Thanks for playing along at the Beautiful Blossoms and Inspiration Station Challenges. We hope you'll join us again soon.
Donna xx
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge
Paper Funday Challenge

kel Acopan said...

Love the pop of orange against the black! Thanks so much for joining in this month’s challenge over at Inspiration Station!

lovies, =o) kel
Inspiration Station DT

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
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