Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pool Party Birthday

Hi there and welcome back!  I can't believe it's been nearly 2 weeks since I last posted.  That hasn't happened for almost a year.  But "real life" took over, plus I was busy making Christmas gift tags and gift card envelopes last weekend (which I will share in a future post) and just ran out of time.

But today I have a card that was made for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  As a break from all the holiday items, I decided to pull out a scrap of my favorite Sweet Sorbet paper and use it to make a decidedly un-fall like card!

I love the Pool Party and Basic Black combination of the Sweet Sorbet dsp, so I carried that through to the card stock, butterflies and ribbon.

The butterflies were cut out of retired 2011-2013 In Color Paper Pack dsp with the also retired Beautiful Wings Bigz die.  A bit of texture was added to the card using the Woodgrain embossing folder.

A pretty straightforward card using a very versatile sketch.  I had lots of ideas but not much time, so I will keep this sketch in mind for future use.  Be sure to click on the link above to check out all the tremendous inspiration at FMS!!

Take care and have a great week ahead!  I'll be traveling to Minneapolis for business this week, and am grateful to do so in October and not January!!  I'll be back next weekend to share some of the Christmas tags and gift card envelopes I've been making.



Product details:
Stamps:  Petite Pairs
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party plain card stock and Core'dinations, Sweet Sorbet and 2011-2013 In Color Paper Pack dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Beautiful Wings Bigz die, Small and Large Oval punches, Scallop Border punch, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Woodgrain embossing folder, Basic Rhinestones, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack


Amy O said...

Beautifully done! I miss those butterflies and I loved this dsp too. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko said...

Ahhh, real life, lol! Well, you have come back with a beautiful card. Such a pretty use of the sketch! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!