Sunday, September 22, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #104

My card today is definitely out of my comfort zone.  I tend to center everything (which can be boring), so making this card was good for me.  Time to step out of the box!  Here's the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #104 sketch:

I used my new Blue Ribbon stamp set.  It was in last year's catalog (and maybe the catalog before that...I can't remember), and I've always passed it by.  However, it caught my eye recently because it's a bit different than what I would normally buy (I'm usually all about butterflies and flowers) AND because it can be used for graduation cards.  Below are the images included in the set.  Cute, isn't it?  It can be used for adults, teenagers and children. It's a pretty versatile set after all.

Blue Ribbon Clear-Mount Stamp Set
To make the card, I used my 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch to punch out the scalloped piece.  It leaves just a little bit of edges, so I trimmed the scallops with my paper snips.  To make the flags for the bottom of the "ribbon," I stamped the reverse side of the DSP with the lower part of the ribbon image.  I used the stamped image as my cutting guide so I didn't have to worry about the stamped edges showing when I flipped it over.
Here's everything I used:
Blue Ribbon
Bermuda Bay Card Stock
     5-1/2x8-1/2 Card Base
Summer Starfruit Card Stock
     4-1/8x2-5/8 Layer Behind Candles
Gumball Green Card Stock
     Scraps for Little Flowers
Very Vanilla Card Stock
     2-3/4x2-3/4 for Ribbon Scalloped Circle
     2x2 for Greeting
Summer Starfruit DSP (2012-2014 In Color DSP Stack-Last Year's)
     Scrap for Ribbon Flags/Tails
Birthday Basics DSP
     4x2-1/2 Candle Layer
     1-1/2x3-3/4 Green Flag
Raspberry Ripple Stamp Pad
Bermuda Bay Stamp Pad
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
1-3/8" Circle Punch
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Stampin Dimensionals

I also wanted to say a big "thank you" for the recent post comments.  Also, thanks to everyone who has "liked" my new Facebook Page.  I really do appreciate it so much!
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  1. I love the bright colors Beth! What a great birthday card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!