Welcome to the Thursday Challenge by Create with Connie & Mary. In answer to this sketch challenge, I am using the Best Day stamp set from the 2023 Jan-April Catalog.
This card screams, “Kid’s Birthday!” And it has an unexpected element instead of a sentiment on the “sentiment” layer in the sketch. My going-to-be-three-year-old granddaughter will not be able to read yet, but I know she will like the tiny balloons she associates with a birthday party. I am using the stamp set, Best Day, from the upcoming 2023 Jan-April Mini Catalog, which is easy to work with.
Big Day Card Details:
I started with an A-2 card base in Poppy Parade with a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer embossed with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. Next, I stamped the birthday cake with Tuxedo Black ink and die-cut with the fourth-smallest Stitched Rectangle die. Then, I colored the image with Poppy Parade, Starry Sky, Daffodil Delight, and the Deep (SU200) Stampin’ Blends Markers. Finally, I offset the focal panel to the right over a same-sized rectangle of Celebrate Everything designer series paper (DSP). Once the offset rectangles were glued together, I adhered the set to the card with dimensionals.
I glued a 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock (CS) over the bottom of the focal layer and added Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the ends. The “sentiment layer,” although it looks black in this photo, is Early Espresso. This is where I used mini glue dots to adhere the balloons I made by stamping just the balloon portion of the “cat cupcake,” coloring them with the same three colors as above, and fussy cutting. Oh, you see the little strings on the balloons? I made these by taking a piece of Linen Thread apart to get three strands of string. Before attaching the balloons to the card, I attached them to the glue dot. This is a fun card for a young child’s best day, their birthday!
A panel of Daffodil Delight CS punched on the two top corners with the Best Trio Punch is stamped with the sentiment in Starry Sky ink. **When using the Best Trio Punch, punch the left corner, then turn the cardstock over to punch the right corner. Doing this will result with corners, as seen above. If I do not turn the paper over, it will appear as if punched upside-down. (Go ahead, try it!) A 3/8″ Starry Sky strip of CS completes the color scheme seen on the card front.
I hope you like this card. It came together fairly quickly, being I like to fussy-cut, LOL. Click HERE to see the other design team member’s interpretation of this sketch.