Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Birthday - Make A Wish

Good morning everyone.  Today I am playing along with 2 challenges -  the sketch challenge over at CPS (see below) as well as the "Birthday" challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Double dipping with one card!!

Here is a look at the sketch.  When I first saw the sketch I thought that it would be fun and easy.  I WAS SO WRONG!!  I struggled for hours with this sketch!!  I just couldn't decide on what type of card I wanted to make.  Finally I decided on a birthday card and just "went for it"!!  I think it came out really nice after all the frustration.
I chose sentiments from 2 different JustRite stamp sets - All Occasions Nested Sentiments ("Happy Birthday" stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves) and Cherish The Memories Nested Sentiments ("Make A Wish" stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa).  I also used several Spellbinders Dies to create all of the layers (Long Rectangles, Long Scallop Rectangles, Mega Classic Scallop Ovals, and Mega Ovals).
I embossed the ivory mats with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I also used the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch for the top edge and bottom edge.  The flower was white so I inked it with Memento Dandelion to give it some color.  I wanted to add some Kaiser pearls but all I had were white so I colored them with an E29 Copic marker.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit today.  Have a great day!!


Stamps:  JustRite Stampers - Cherish The Memories Nested Sentiments, All Occasions Nested Sentiments, Clear Horizontal Stamper

Paper:  K & Co, DCWV cardstock

Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Memento Dandelion,  Copic marker E29

Accessories:  Spellbinders - Mega Classic Scallop Ovals, Mega Ovals, Long Rectangles, Long Scallop Rectangles, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch, Kaiser pearls, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder


Kathy said...

For struggling with this sketch - your card turned out Fantabulous!!! It looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

Marge said...

What a gorgeous outcome for a struggle -- LOVE this!