Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sketch Challenge - Birthday Bakery

What a great weekend!  We finally had a weekend where were didn't have several commitments, we were actually able to just relax and enjoy.  This also means that I was able to get some quality, dedicated time in the craft studio (whoo hoo!).  The very first project was a card for this weeks Stamping 411 challenge.  This was an unusual challenge in that I don't normally make square cards, but it ended up being a lot of fun. 

The main focal image is from the Birthday Bakery stamp set (what a fun set you can get for free by hosting a workshop!)  that was colored in with Stampin' Write markers.  I added a piece of Pretty in Pink DSP and Pear Pizazz cardstock that was punched with the scallop edge punch.  The greeting was stamped with Early Espresso ink on the DSP.  The next layer is a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that was run through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder before matting it on Early Espresso cardstock.  I wrapped a piece of Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon and Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta ribbon around this layer of cardstock.  The bow is made with the same Early Espresso ribbon and a silver brad (which match the 3 silver brads in the top left corner of the cardstock.  The last step was attaching all these layers onto a piece of pretty pink carstock which was cut at 5 1/4" x 11" and folded in half to make the square cardbase.

Now check our this weeks sketch sample.  A fresh and fun card that I decided to send to my mom for her birthday this week (love you mom!).

Hope you enjoyed this project and have a great week!

Happy stamping,

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  1. This card is making me hungry.... oh it might be time for the 10pm frozen yogurt! i love the pink white and brown combination and your card looks good enough to eat.. (ummm well maybe I dont need that kind of fiber).. :D

    Thanks for playing along with stamping 411 this week!

  2. I love this card!! It is so pretty and that sentiment is great!!

  3. Your card is so sweet, love the combination of pattern & texture with those yummy cupcakes!

  4. What a pretty card! The striped dsp reminds me of awning often found outside of a bakery.

  5. I'm hungry too. I just put myself back on my diet. I can even smell the yummy cake!!!

  6. Ohhhhh...I love this card. What a perfect birthday card and it's so well done. Love the colors and the embossed white layer.


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  7. That stamp works great with this sketch! Great job!


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