Hello Everyone! Thank you for visiting my blog today, which features a birthday card to meet the Create with Connie & Mary Thursday Challenge. Check out the sketch challenge.
The Birthday Card:
This sketch is a fun, straightforward sketch challenge. I used bright colors, flowers, and vibrant ‘bling’ for this feminine birthday card. I used this sketch to make a masculine card on this blog yesterday. You can see it HERE. I love it when I find a quick, easy layout that I can use for many different occasions. A design that I can adapt for men or women by using different colors or designer series papers. (DSP)
How I Made It:
The base of the card is Granny Apple Green. I used Versamark to randomly stamp leaves from the Happiness Abounds stamp on the left half of the card front. Next, I cut a 1″ x 4 1/4″ strip of Gorgeous Grape cardstock (CS) and Hues of Happiness designer series paper (DSP). Finally, I cut one Daffodil Delight CS strip 3/4″ x 4 1/4″. Starting about 1/4″ from the right side of the card front, I glued the DSP strips, butting one against the other. ***Please note that the Happiness Abounds and ALL stamp sets in the Annual Catalog (excluding hostess sets) are 15% off for the 24 hours of September 15th, 2022***
Finally, I cut a strip of Highland Heather (CS) at 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. I angled the ends slightly with my Paper Snips, then stamped the sentiment with Gorgeous Grape ink. You can see a bit of the inside of the card peeking out in the photo above.
The Inside of the Birthday Card:
By using the same colors and DSP on the inside of the card, I have tied the inside and card front together. Do you generally decorate the inside of the card, write a personal note or both? I added a 1″ strip of DSP on the Daffodil Delight layer, and I then glued that to the Gorgeous Grape panel and inside the card.
Of course, I needed to add some vibrant ‘bling’ near the sentiment on this card, and I found the Glossy Dot Assortment to be perfect. I hope you will click HERE to see what the other design team has created for your inspiration today. As always, the products used to create this card are listed below. Click any icon to go to my online store.