Another Wednesday already?? Well, it really is one of my favorite days of the week! I am lucky enough to be the hostess for this week’s sketch and I hope that you like this one. I have a confession to make. I was struggling and playing with sketches (none of which I liked) when I went searching for inspiration. Do you do that?? It didn’t take me long to find it because it was in a swap I did at last year’s Stampin’ Up Convention. We did a swap with all of the Artisan Design Team Finalists (yes….that was an incredible swap) and Concept Artist Melody Hyde joined in. Melody works at the SU Home Office creating the inspiration for catalogs, Stampin’ Success (the demo magazine) and SU Corporate Blog posts. (Julie shows a picture of Melody’s design here – it was used for a Founder’s Circle project)
I thought that the vertical Word Bubble Framelit and coordinating stamp from Just Sayin’ would perfect for the sketch. Combining them with the bright and happy Kaleidescope DSP give this a fun and modern feel. Rounding the corners is an easy way to add character to your card with no actual work. It is particularly easy when you used the Envelope Punch Board’s rounder punch. I cut the Strawberry Slush print to the same size as the front of a Whisper White Note Card then used the corner rounder to round all the corners on both. Not surprisingly, the rounder matches the corners on the Word Bubble Framelit. LOVE that! I did the same to the Bermuda Bay print then started popping everything up on Dimensionals. The stamp uses Stazon Black Ink. A few buttons tied with Baker’s Twine (from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit) and I’m done. Admittedly, you have to find someone with the right sense of humor about birthdays for this one, but it just makes me chuckle. Perfect for “significant” birthdays especially.
The team has done some wonderful work with this one and you are going to love what they created. Hope you enjoy playing along too!
See you on Friday with a post showing a fun series of stepped up cards. Until then, I’m so glad you stopped by. See you soon!
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Stamp: Just Sayin’; Paper: Kaleidescope DSP, Whisper White, Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes; Ink: Stazon Black; Accessories: Big Shot, Word Bubbles Framelits, Buttons, Tag a Bag Accessory Kit (for the Baker’s Twine), Dimensionals