This week, I tried the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for the first time. Here’s a birthday card using three of my new favorite stamp sets: Punched Posies, Aviary, and Curly Cute. I chose the colors for the card based on the Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used from the Greenhouse Gala DSP pack. I really like the zig-zag patter of this piece used, so I cut out a strip following the zig-zag pattern and placed it as the back layer.
The Punched Posies pieces are all popped up on dimensionals. For the Happy Birthday sentiment, I used a Baja Breeze Stampin’ Write Marker to color the ‘birthday’ first – stamped it – then colored the ‘happy’ next – stamped it. Both using the stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect line-up.
And isn’t the little birdie in the cage just adorable? I eyeballed this stamping, stamping the birdie first and then the cage – it’s a little askew, but fine with me :).
And last but not least, I made an error with the ribbon, so had to fix it – and lo and behold – I came up with a new way to tie a ribbon! My plan was to add a ‘stay put bow’ (see tutorials link on the left), but once I affixed the bow, it covered the Happy Birthday sentiment and it didn’t look right! So, I tried a few things and came up with this – and I love it!
Let me see if I can explain it without pictures…
First, I punched a hole where I wanted the bow with my trusty Crop-A-Dile. Then, I folded my ribbon piece in half and fed the folded end through the hole from behind the card. Next, I took the loose ends of the ribbon and fed them through the loop on the front of the card, so were pointing upward. And last, I just tied a bow and it looked great, so I went with it! Let me know what you think!
|Stamp Sets ||Punched Posies, Curly Cute, Aviary|
|Ink ||Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Real Red|
|Paper ||Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Real Red, Whisper White|
|Accessories ||Fancy Flower Punch, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon|