Monday, June 17, 2013

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge: Sketched Birthday Greetings

Good morning friends, I hope you had an enjoyable Father's Day and were able to spend time with your loved ones.  We spent Saturday at Kings Dominion and had so much fun checking out some awesome roller coasters, but we only saw about 1/3 of the park so I know we'll be making a return trip in the future to have more fun.  Today I'm sharing my card for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge and I decided to use this challenge to make a birthday card for my nephew.  This sketch is so fun and I love how you can use different shapes for the bottom elements.
I started with a cardbase of Daffodil Delight and then added a layer of Pacific Point before adding the Pumpkin Pie DSP from the Perfect Polka Dot DSP (love this pack of paper).  I also added some Pacific Point, Whisper White, and Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (I decided to add multiple tied knots instead of a bow since this is for a boy.
For the elements on the bottom I stamped two images from the Sketched Birthday stamp set and punched it out with the new Hexagon punch before coloring them in with Stampin' Write Markers.  The greeting is from the Banner Greetings stamp set and was stamped in Pacific Point and then I just cut it out with Paper Snips.  The banner was attached with dimensionals so it stands up.  The final touch was to add a couple of rhinestones to accent the hexagons.
This card is bright and cheery and will be perfect for my nephew as he gets ready to turn another year older.  There are so many fun new stamps and accessories in the new catalog, I'm having fun mixing the new with the carryover items, it's like rediscovering forgotten treasures.
Aidan gets out of school for summer on Tuesday and we're all looking forward to the fun and relaxation the summer brings (even if we already have the weekend booked up).  Hope you enjoy and have a great week.
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  1. Dianne, those Hex's are so trendy at the moment and a great take on the sketch challenge. Also like your 3 knots of the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn x

  2. Dianne, Love how you used the Hexagons and tied the three knots on the ribbon. Great card. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew. Pam

  3. What a great card for your nephew's birthday. I love the Hexagons too. Great way to use them.


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