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!

Balloon Bash

Balloon Bashed Birthday I needed to make a birthday card for a friend, so I pulled a new set off my shelf, Balloon Bash.  I paired it with Dotty Angles and used a color scheme of So Saffron, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Smoky Slate.

Balloon Bashed Birthday Close UpI used a Stampin’ Write marker to draw the balloon strings, and used a dimensional to pop up the balloons.  This was a pretty quick and easy card.

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch for my card.  I love how a good sketch can make the creative process so much easier.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Birthday Confetti

Amazing Confetti BirthdayWhen I saw this fun dots stamp from the Dotty Angles stamp set, I thought it looked like confetti.  And one occasion in which confetti would be appropriate would be birthdays.  So I paired it with the Amazing Birthday set.

Amazing Confetti Birthday Close UpI embossed the dots with white embossing powder, and used a color combination of Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey, Bermuda Bay, and Melon Mambo.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!