Friday, March 14, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday Sketch Challenge: Best of Greetings

It's Friday and you know what that means?  The weekend is almost here an I'm super excited because I have my first race of the season tomorrow, I've been training hard all winter despite all the crazy cold and snow and tomorrow I'll get to see the results when I run the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in DC, so wish me luck.  Friday's are also exciting since it means another fun sketch challenge over on the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog.  This past weekend we attended a friends wedding and unfortunately I was working on my card at the last minute so I was so excited to use this sketch as the inspiration.  The cardbase is Coastal Cabana and I added a layer of Basic Black cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Quatrafancy Embossing Folder.  The Silver Foil Vellum (using the heart images) is a perfect accent for a wedding card and I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock behind the vellum so it really pops against the black.
For the greeting I used the Best of Greetings Stamp Set (remember you can only purchase the stamp sets in the Best of series through March 31 so make sure to get yours before they're gone).  I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to punch the top of the cardstock and then used my Stampin' Write Markers to color in the greeting to add both colors.  A little piece of Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffled Ribbon along the bottom helps soften the tag and I used some Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon and Pool Party Baker's Twine (from the Valentine's Treat Bag kits) decorate the top of the tag.  The final touch was to sponge around the edges of the tag with Smoky Slate ink and dimensionals help the greeting pop off the front of the card.
I really liked how this card turned out and you could definitely change up the colors to go along with the wedding colors.  I also love how there isn't a lot of stamping on the card but there are lots of fun papers and accessories that really help dress up the card and help really elevate it.
We would love for you to join us with this sketch challenge and play along, it's so much fun.
Have a great weekend!
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  1. Love your card Diana! Colors are great and the ruffle trim is perfect on the tag!


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