Monday, August 15, 2016

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge: Confetti Celebration

Good morning! What an exhausting and enjoyable weekend.  Aidan is safe and enjoying time with the grandparents and Chris and I were able to enjoy “kidless” time which is rare, plus I had lots of fun stamping with my ladies yesterday (best way to spend a super hot day, in the cool studio creating!!)  It’s back to work today and I decided to play along with the Fab Friday Sketch Challenge to make a birthday card for a guy friend.  I tend to struggle with these since I enjoy them but I tend to use the same stamps and color themes so they get to be similar.  I liked thi sketch when I saw it as a great opportunity for a new design.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Dapper Denim Cardstock as a matt for the Very Vanilla cardfront.  Along the side of the card front I used the Timeless Textures stamp set to stamp with Soft Suede ink along the left side of the cardfront.  Next I used the Playful Backgrounds stamp set and Dapper Denim ink to stamp the lines in the center of the card.

The greeting is from the Confetti Celebration stamp set and was stamped with Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.  For a little flair I took a piece of Soft Suede cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with with one of the accent dies from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to cut out the strip of stars and then placed a piece of Gold Foil Paper behind it so the gold peeks through.  The final touch was to add a few gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim as fun accents to bring it all together.

I realize that I used 3 different stamp sets on this card but they worked so well and made the card come together really quickly which I like.  I’m going to have to remember this sketch for future cards as I like the minimalist look to it, and I’m sure our friend will enjoy his card!

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  1. Great guy card! I like the texture on the edge instead of DSP! And your more simple focal panel is perfect for a more masculine look without all the bells and whistles. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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  3. Oh, that Playful Background is just perfect! It's like a beach sign hanging there! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  4. This is a fun take on the sketch! I love that it's kind of a masculine card! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!


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