Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Patterned Packages Tied Up With Strings

Coming up with names for my posts proves to be rather interesting at times.  I try to come up with a name that relates to the card I'm showing, and I also try to make it not sound too stupid :)  I'm sitting here singing "My Favorite Things" in my head because of my title.  I started with Patterned Packages since the present stamp is from the Patterned Party set, then I thought about "tied" since I have the ribbon around it, then one thing leads to another and I'm singing The Sound of Music to myself.

I made this card for the sketch challenge at Fab Friday.  I have a bunch of pre-cut paper leftover from last week's Christmas Card Buffet, so I decided to put some of it to use.  I used the paper that I had cut for this card as my starting point and then combined it with the sketch.  I had to incorporate my favorite Patterns DSP, so I used some of the Pool Party striped paper from the In Color stack.  I stamped the "happy birthday" from Sassy Salutations and then decided that the card needed a couple little presents off to the side.  I realized that the presents in the Patterned Party set would work great, so I inked just one of the three presents with my Island Indigo and Wisteria Wonder markers.  I separated the stamped image and the dsp with some Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon and then layered that panel onto Island Indigo and Pool Party card stock.  I textured my Wisteria Wonder card base with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and then added the layered panels to finish the card.

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  1. So cheerful! I love these colors together for a birthday card. The Lacy Brocade folder is a great backdrop for your image panel. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  2. What a pretty birthday card! You chose one of my favorite color combinations. Great job! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!