Thursday, 19 March 2015

Birthday Wishes

Hi and welcome to Freshly Made Sketch Challenge Day.  A huge thanks to those of you who had a go with my sketch last week.  The gallery was beautiful and it made it hard to choose a winner!

This week, the lovely fussy-cut queen Narelle is our hostess and she has a wonderful sketch for us.

I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it - there's something about a long vertical panel that really appeals to me - not to mention the circle.  I love circle elements on cards.

I used the current challenge at Seize the Birthday for my card - to focus on the sentiment.  I also wanted to make a masculine card, hence the color scheme.

I started with a Fog cardbase and stamped the diagonal stripes from Basic Borders down the sides.  The patterned paper has some faint writing on it and comes from the Epic Day range from SU.  It was cut with a stitched rectangle die and popped up on foam tape.  The sentiment caused me fits!  Firstly I stamped it in black and struggled to get good coverage.  Once I got one that looked okay, I couldn't line up the circle die properly!  So I cut the circle first then tried stamping on it.  After about 4 tries, I finally got something that worked!  I am waiting on delivery of a MISTI and, believe me, I really needed it when I made this card :)

Instead of the banner, I strung some grey twine around the card and then used some foam tape to place the sentiment on top.  I colored the sentiment with my Wink of Stella.

Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the amazing design team have done with this sketch.

Products used:

Stamps:  Basic Borders (Mama Elephant), Roundabout Additions (Reverse Confetti)
Ink:  Archival Black
Cardstock:  Fog (SSS), This n That Epic Day (SU)
Accessories:  Stitched Circles and Rectangles Dies (Lil' Inkers), Grey Twine, Wink of Stella



Jen Mitchell said...

This is perfect as a masculine card! I love the stripe down the sides (why don't I have that stamp) and despite your troubles the sentiment circle looks fantastic! I hope your friend MISTI arrives soon!

Christine Blain said...

Well, I don't know what a MISTI is, but I think you've achieved an AWESOME result with this card, Karren! Love the colours, stamps and papers you've used. Very cool. :)

Linda Callahan said...

Love the bold sentiment! You are a pro with using black for its star power!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oooooh I love this card Karren! I thought you'd used DSP for your side panels - haven't seen that cool stamp before. You really do ace man cards!

Cindy Hall said...

Great masculine card, Karren, and I love how you showed how to make a feminine card with basically the same design. One look, two great cards. I love how you used the twine, too!

Deepti said...

This is lovely I like the grey, blue and black colors :)

Amy O said...

I love the pale, cool blue with those pops of black. And I love what you've done with the twine. Fab card, Karren!

Marika said...

Perfect masculine card! MISTI sounds awesome but your sentiment look good though but I surely know what you mean!

Cindy Lovell said...

Fabulous card,Karren!! Love the striped sides and how you used the twine!!! Looks awesome!!!
Have a great sunday!! :)

Jen Brum said...

Such a fabulous card Karren! I love the stripes and the circle! Stands out so nicely against the DSP! I hope your MISTI arrives soon!!!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

This is super cool card, Karren! Love the stripes in black and bold sentiment!

shirley-bee said...

Great card - love the cool elegant colour scheme. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

Jen Timko said...

One of my favorite DSP prints ever and so perfectly used here!! Love the stripes on the edges!