Sunday, February 12, 2012

Big Top Birthday

Have you tried using sketches yet to make your cards?  I really like to use them because they give me a starting point, but I'm not "copying" someone else for the final card.  This card is based on the Try Stampin on Tuesday Challenge #52.   This is a great sketch, and I'm looking forward to using it on more cards in the future. Here's the sketch:

I find sketches by following a few of the sketch blogs and then I "file" them away on my "Card Sketches" board on Pinterest.  If you haven't tried Pinterest before, go check it out.  At first I was overwhelmed by the amount of info out there, but now I feel a little more organized.  One of the best ways of navigating Pinterest is to find people who have the same interests as you and then follow them.  Warning:  It's highly addictive! 

If you want to follow me on Pinterest, just click on the icon in the right side bar.  If you see a card you want to "pin", click on title of the blog post and then pin the card using the red button at the end of the post.  Otherwise, when you go back to the pin later, it will take you back to the blog and not the specific blog post.  Hope that makes sense.

Back to the card.  Here's what I used:

Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)

Tempting Turquoise CS
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
     Scrap for Image Layer
Whisper White CS
     Scrap for Image
Big Top Birthday DSP
     1x5-1/2 Middle Strip
     1/2x5-1/2 (x2) Side Strips

Black Stazon Stamp Pad
Tempting Turquoise Stamp Pad
Daffodil Delight Stamp Pad

I stamped the image in all three colors and then cut/pasted the packages onto the black image.

AccessoriesLots of Tags Sizzlits
Extra-Large Oval Punch
Corner Rounder Punch
Stampin Dimensionals

So there you have it...a very quick and simple card!

Take care,

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  1. Loving those nice bright colours, they are perfect for for a birthday card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Try Stampin;-)

  2. I love how you combined patterns. I struggle with this and envy anyone who can do this. Thanks for playing at try Stampin'.