It’s Wednesday yet again, and this week the ever clever and always talented Linda Callahan is our hostess over at Freshly Made Sketches. She has a great sketch for us:
I am in need of birthday cards this month, so I decided to make one using the Balloon Bash set. I took a few liberties with the sketch, but stuck to it for the most part.
I stamped the focal image/sentiment and then fussy cut it out. I wasn’t happy with it when I placed it against the white card base, as I thought it needed something to make it pop. So I decided to sponge a little Crushed Curry ink behind the image. I am definitely not very skilled at that technique, but I do think it served its purpose.
I colored the little banner in the top corner from Celebrate Today with my Stampin’ Write markers before stamping and then cut it out with the Balloon Framelits Dies. The dsp is from the Birthday Bash dsp collection.
We hope you’ll make your own card using the sketch and share it in the gallery so we can see it. Be sure to go by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the rest of the design team made this week.
Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!
11 thoughts on “Celebrate Real Nice — FMS172”
Love this card Amy! The sponging gives it a really unique look and I love the little banner in the corner.
LOVE today’s card – especially your sponging! Hope you don’t mind if I CASE it for my son’s upcoming birthday? Keep those wonderful card ideas coming!! Pam
Love it! Nice touches all around.
So bright and festive – I love it! Using the banner as an element is a wonderful touch and the yellow highlight behind the sentiment panel really sets this off!
Love your card !
Stunning,Amy!! So fun and bright!! Perfect Birthday card!!!
Love this, especially the red banner! It’s such a cute stamp set but I don’t like fussy cutting so it took me forever when I used it.
I think your sponging is just fine! I love how it makes the sentiment stand out! This is such a fun, colorful and festive birthday card!
The sponging behind the sentiment really makes it pop. Fabulous and fun birthday card!
This is such a great card Amy! I love the bright, fun colours! The sponging definitely adds something! Love it!
Oh look at those gorgeous colours! You really know how to combine colours Amy – I just love it!