A Long Happy Birthday — FMS 176

Happy Wednesday!  And with another Wednesday comes another sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week the super talented Cindy Hall is our hostess.  She has such a knack for adding such beautiful details to her cards.  I always look forward to studying everything she makes.

She has given us such a great sketch with which to work.  I love that it’s a different size than a normal A2 card, and there’s lots of room to be original and creative.

I still have some old envelopes that Stampin Up! sold a while back, for long and skinny cards.  I cut my card base to a 6-1/2″ by 6-1/2″ square, and then folded it in half to fit in the envelope.  It was fun to play with a different sized card.

Long Happy BirthdayI ended up using three different stamp sets for this card — Dotty Angles, Balloon Bash and Crazy About You.  I also pulled out lots of ink pads — Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Hello Honey and Memento Black.

I love the word dies in the Hello You Thinlits collection.  Some of them are a little long, so I thought they’d be perfect for this sketch.

Long Happy Birthday Close UpI used one of the Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets for the striped bit at the bottom of this card.  I love this stuff!

We hope you’ll join us and play along with the challenge this week!  We love seeing what you create and post to the gallery.  You should jump over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the rest of the design team made for a little inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

11 thoughts on “A Long Happy Birthday — FMS 176

  1. Super cute, Amy! I like the stripes peeking out below the scallops. I still have some of those envelopes too, and also have the Dotty Angles stamp which I HAD to have and have never used! Thanks for the inspiration, maybe I’ll ink mine up!

  2. I want to come visit and learn how to put so many colors together and still have them look fabulous! This is another example of your knack of color combos! Fabulous and fun card, Amy.

  3. Wow, Amy! The design details of your card are exceptional! I love the cascade of dots in the background and the striped DSP; it really adds to the festivity of the card. And I feel the same way about your cards… there’s always so much awesome detail to study! You have such a knack of bringing everything together with what looks like such ease!

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