Today's card is for the great sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary's challenge website. The sketch includes a cool background layer plus a wide banner and focal point. I'm excited to finally get to use some of my pre-ordered products from the NEW 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog!
I chose to use two of the new Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper prints layered on the new In Color Strawberry Slush along with Whisper White for my card.
The Happy Birthday greeting is from the new Label Love set. I stamped it twice; once with Strawberry Slush on Whisper White and second with Midnight Muse onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock. These colors are all in the designer paper.
I trimmed off the outside edge of the Whisper White label and adhered it to the Pear Pizzazz label with Dimensionals; next this was adhered to a 1-3/4" Scallop Circle in Island Indigo.
Before adhering the label, Island Indigo Baker's Twine was wrapped around the banner three times and tied in a bow. I trimmed the inside with a narrow slice of the diagonal gingham check. Viola, I have a birthday card ready to go and my Stampin' Up! punches make this go together so nice, easy and quick!
Here's the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary this week, and while you're there, check out the cards from the other artists on the Challenge Team. They are SO talented!
I really like this sketch and will be working with it again I'm sure! Now it's your turn. Make a card using the guidelines on the Create with Connie and Mary post, upload your card on your blog or a public site on the web, then go back to the Create with Connie and Mary Sketch 255 site and upload your card for us all to see! Thanks!
STAMPS: Label Love
PAPERS: Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Whisper White
INK: Strawberry Slush
ACCESSORIES: Artisan Label Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive.