Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Simply Stampin' Challenge #79 - Sketch
Hello friends - so glad that you've popped in to visit me today! This is a card I made for my previous boss (my old boss - get it - hehehe) who just had her 50th birthday. I used the sketch challenge at Simply Stampin' Challenge #79 (see below) as the design for my card. I varied from the sketch just tad by stretching the sentiment across all the circles instead of in just one of the circles. I have been making less elaborate cards lately due a series of life changes that has throw me for a temporary loop and hasn't allowed me as much time for card making. It's quite unusual for me to create a card without any dry embossing and/or patterned paper so I chose to use bold colors. I do think that by keeping the background simple the fact that this a a 50th birthday card really stands out.
Supplies (from Stampin Up! unless noted): Cardstock - Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black and Whisper White. Sentiment from a stamp that says "Happy Birthday" in Bring on the Cake (I colored just the word "Happy" with a marker). The crown is from Tiny Tags. Ink colors - Sahara Sand and Raspberry Ripple. Glimmer Brads in Basic Black adorn the four corners. 1 1/4" Circle punch was used for each circle. The 50 is from a stash of chipboard letters.