Friday, March 21, 2014

Sketched Frenzy Friday Sketch Challenge: Simple Birthday Greetings

Good morning and it's another Happy Friday!  I'm so happy the snow is gone and we have warmer weather around, let's just hope it's here to stay.  It's Friday, which means it's Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch day and I have a really fun and simple card.  The cardbase is Crumb Cake and I added a layer of Pool Party cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (don't forget this is a Sale-a-Bration exclusive so you only have a couple more weeks to get this folder for FREE).  I used a piece of Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon around the Pool Party piece.  The floral print is from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack and I also used it for two of the flag elements, along with a piece of Natural 5/8 Chevron Burlap Ribbon.  This piece is matted on a piece of Real Red cardstock.
 
The greeting is from the Simply Sketched stamp set, was punched out with the Oval Punch, matted with a piece of Real Red cardstock that was punched with the Scalloped Oval Punch.  Next I added another little strip of DSP from the Fresh Prints DSP stack and the final layer is Crumb Cake cardstock that was punched with the Decorative Label Punch that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  The entire greeting element is attached to the cardfront with dimensionals for added texture.
 
This is a classic layout that is perfect to either showcase a stamped image or designer series paper and this card could be changed out for any occasion just by changing the greeting. When was the last time you mailed an actual card to someone?  There really is something special to receive a card in the mail that someone took the time to write and mail that really makes you feel special, and a handmade card is even more special.  I'm determined to increase the cards I mail out this year and I challenge you to as well, it's a special treat that really is worth the effort.
 
Enjoy and I hope you can join s and play along with this sketch.
 
Happy stamping,
 
Diana
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7 comments:

  1. I love your card! Some of my favorite paper and colors!

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  2. What a gorgeous card! Have a super birthday weekend! TFS!

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    1. Thanks Cherie, it was a great celebration!

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  3. Beautiful card, Diana! I'm going to join your challenge and actually try mailing some of the cards I make!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, good luck mailing out those cards. The recipients will love them!

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  4. I really love your card, The color combo is amazing and the focal image is really pretty.

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