Sunday, February 27, 2011

Botanical Gazette Birthday

I'm finally got my card made for Technostamper's Monday Sketch Challenge 162;  it's a good sketch and I have been wanting to do a card using it all week.
I used the lower left of the page with the "Botanical Gazette" words for my background; I thought those drawings were so pretty and like the color scheme used.  I sponged a little more So Saffron around the edges of the BG Designer Paper.  This was adhered to an Olive Green card which I scored all around the front with my scoring tool. 
  For the focal area, I used a piece of Early Espresso embossed with the Big Shot and the Lattice Embossing Folder layered over Cherry Cobbler.  I cut the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die in So Saffron for the flower, centered it with a 3/4" punch of Espresso and added a So Saffron Button tied with Linen Thread.  The "Birthday Wishes" sentiment is from the Occasional Quotes Hostess Set.

Here is the sketch for this week:
Enjoy these cards by the challenge participants!  It's a blog hop!

Thanks for coming by!  I always appreciate hearing a shout-out from you!

Margaret

Edited to add:  Wow, Mary Jo picked my card as one of her top three cards for this week's sketch!  Thank you, Mary Jo!  I'm so appreciative. .  and tickled pink!

3 comments:

MJ said...

I just adore this card. Every detail is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along this week!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

Gorgeous! Love the portion of paper that you selected. It is so well highlighted by the flower and sentiment. I'll be CASing!

MelissaS said...

this card is just gorgeous! I love that yellow flower, and the dp you used :)

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