Thursday, 5 April 2018

Birthday Garland

Hi!  Our French friend, Cecile Ribon, has a wonderful sketch for us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Check it out:

I took it rather literally and created a birthday card using a gorgeous garland die from Altenew.

I cut the die in both green gingham patterned paper and pink cardstock, and on both I lightly sponged some co-ordinating ink on the edges of the die-cut to create a bit of dimension.  Speaking of dimension, the gold foil sentiment is popped up on fun foam and the black strips have been spritzed with Distress Resist Spray, which results in a fun look against the black cardstock.  Here are a few closer shots so you can see what I did.

That's it from me today!  The design team have created gorgeous cards and we also welcome Tracey McNeely as our guest for April, so head on over to the challenge blog and feast your eyes.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Ink:  Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry Distress
Cardstock:  White, Black, Gold Foil, Bubblegum, Farm Fresh  Gingham (MFT)
Dies:  Leafy Garland Die (Altenew), Happy Birthday (SSS)
Accessories:  Distress Resist Spray, Nuvo Crystal Drops



Amy O said...

Beautiful colors and perfect dies for this sketch! That birthday die is so cool, too. Love this card, Karren!

Karen Davis said...

Hi Karren. Thanks for dropping by. I do miss the inky world so much.
I love this card. The pastels against the black are so vibrant and the dimensional sentiment is gorgeous.
Have a great week 😁

Linda Callahan said...

That garland is fabulous and looks wonderful with the gold sentiment! Beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Karren what a fun birthday card, love the contrast between the black and the gold. So festive!

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous Karren!

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a beautiful card, Karren! I love the color combo and that you chose gold foil for your elegant!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Karren! I love the garland! It's so pretty! Love the gold sentiment too! What a great birthday card!

Jen Mitchell said...

So beautiful. I love the texture on the vertical layers not to mention those gorgeous garland dies.