Thursday, 30 May 2019


This week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches is courtesy of Judy Rozema and it's a good 'un! 

I decided to play along with the Color Challenge at MFT Stamps and came up with this card, using a NBUS set, Birth-Yay.

I stamped and colored these images and die-cut them with the co-ordinating dies.  I then arranged them on a Grout Gray stitched circle.  I spent an inordinate amount of time going through all my patterned paper trying to find some in the challenge colors and this is what I came up with.  Stitched Fishtail Flag dies cut the patterned paper and also a sentiment strip.  

All the elements were added to a white panel and that was popped up on craft foam onto the white card base, to which I'd added a strip of Limelight patterned paper.

To finish, I colored the cake, hat and horns with clear sparkle pen.

Thanks for visiting.  The DT have some gorgeous cards so I hope you'll check them out.

I'm also linking this up to Seize the Birthday.  As there are no presents on my card, I'm playing along with the Anything Goes part of the challenge.

Products used:

Stamps:  Birth-Yay (MFT)
Ink:  Amalgam
Cardstock:  White, Grout Gray, X-Press It, Party Patterns, Bundle of Blossoms (MFT)
Dies:  Birth-Yay, Inside/Out Stitched Circles, Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen



Linda Callahan said...

I love the fresh clean colors you used! Cute as can be!

Claire said...

Just bought this set Karren - looks fabulous here!

Dawn T said...

What an gorgeous card Karren. Such soft pretty colours

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, love the cute image and what a brilliant take on the sketch. Thankyou for joining in at STB, Cathy x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card, Karren, Jo x

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, this is such a sweet card, Karren! I love your choice of papers and your Copic coloring is flawless, as always! LOVE this card so much!

Ashwini Rao said...

What a charming card! The fishtail stripes form a pretty base for the hippo and the cake. Totally love it. Thank you so much for joining us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

super how you coloured the hippo.
:) Karen

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Adorable! Love your soft colors and your coloring!