Thursday, 23 July 2015

Gamer Birthday

Hi and welcome to Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our hostess is the super-sweet and talented Cindy Hall.  Check out the fun sketch Cindy has given us:

I flipped the sketch onto its side and came up with this card:

I should point out that when I made this card, I was sick with a nasty cold.  Why is it that a simple thing like a cold can make us so miserable and woolly-headed?  

I started by cutting a frame using two rounded square dies.  I then stamped and cut the "happy" word using my new Game Tile Letters set.  I used more NBUS in the form of MFT's Pop Up Birthday die for the rest of the sentiment.  I cut along the bottom so they weren't "pop up" anymore.  The game controller started out with a white piece of card that I sponged with Slate ink to make a grey color.  That way the circles and '+' stand out more.

Once I had that done, I couldn't decide what to do with the panel at the top.  I didn't want anything heavy-looking so ended up sponging over a stencil and finishing with a thin strip of black cardstock.

This isn't my favorite card but considering how I was feeling, I'm not going to complain :)

I'm entering this into this week's challenge at The Paper Players, to make a CAS card with a frame.

Thanks for visiting.  Head on over to the blog to check out the wonderful cards from the rest of the DT.

Products used:

Stamps:  Game Tile Letters (SSS)
Ink:  Audrey Blue, Slate (SSS)
Cardstock:  White black, Audrey Blue, Island Blue, Green Apple, Sunshine, Schoolhouse Red
Accessories:  Game Controller Die (MFT), Pop Up Birthday die (MFT), Rounded Square dies (Lifestyle Crafts), Scrambled Letters Stencil (SSS)



Linda Callahan said...

This is so cute! I love how you stenciled the top! Hope your cold is husband had one last week and now it is my turn.....ugh.....hate summer colds!

Hannelie said...

You make beautiful cards even when you are sick Karren!
LOVE the elements on this great card!

Tenia Nelson said...


RitaR said...

This turned out just great and is sure to make some "gamer" very happy!

laurie said...

Wow what a great card! I can think of alot of people to give this too, so fun! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Sorry you're sick, Karren. We couldn't tell from this great card, though! Hopefully the creative effort helped you feel a little better. Thanks for joining us this week--nice to see you back!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is a great card Karren! Sick or not you are one crafty lady! You've combined images from a classic game like Scrabble with images from a modern game too! Nice!

Lisa said...

Great job combing the challenges this is really cute! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players, feel better soon!


A brilliant card Karren - sorry you were unwell when you made it, but I would never have known!
Sylvia x

LeAnne said...

What a great card....bright, cheerful, fun, creative! So sorry that you weren't feeling better--hope you're on the mend! Thanks for sharing this and playing with the Players this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This ended up as a fabulous composition, Karren! Your top border is perfection for the fun gaming scene you created!! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Jen Brum said...

Oh wow! This is such a great card Karren! I love it! Great colours and fun theme! Sure hope you're feeling better soon!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Another card my boys would love! You always use such fab colours and images for teen cards - I give up on this age group and buy $1 cards from the shop!