Friday, July 15, 2016

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge: Celebrate Today

Happy Friday!  It’s weeks like this that we’re definitely reminded that it’s summer in the mid-atlantic and all the humidity that goes along with it (wowsers).  I certainly see some time at the pool in our future this weekend, just to stay cool. For some reason things have gotten a little more in control in our schedules, or maybe I’ve adjusted, which has meant I’ve had some additional time in the studio, which I love.  Today I decided to play along with this weeks Fab Friday Sketch challenge and make a card for a dear friend, just because!

I started with Smoky Slate cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Mint Macaron DSP from the 2015-2017 In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack that I matted with Basic Black cardstock.  Next I took a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock and embossed it with the Big Shot and the Sparkle Embossing Folder.  Next I used the Celebrate Today stamp set and stamped the big balloon in Mint Macaron ink on Whisper White cardstock and then stamped the little confetti in Basic Black before cutting it out with the Big Shot and Balloon Framelits.  I tied a double bow using Basic Black Baker’s Twine to the bottom of the balloon before attaching it to the cardfront with dimensionals. I added a couple of sequins from the Metallics Sequins for the mandatory bling.

The greeting is from the Just Kidding stamp set (this was one of the original photopolymer sets that was released so it’s not in the catalog and doesn’t show up on the online store but if you do a search of the title it does pop up and you can order, there are few like that) and it was stamped in Basic Black.  This sentiment is perfect for my friend and I know she’ll appreciate it.

Sometimes you need to send a card, just because, to let someone know you’re thinking of them and this does the job perfectly!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s card:

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  1. These cool colors really sing together! And you've made my fave balloon arrangement with this set, lol - love those little star speckles! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  2. So cute! Love the balloon and the sentiment is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  3. I love the balloon for a friend card! I so often just use balloons for celebrations but they really work for hello and thinking of you cards too! Great colors and I love the bling too...It's totally mandatory in my book too! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  4. Love this color combination and the use of this fun sentiment. Perfect with the balloon! Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday sketch challenge!


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