Thursday, August 16, 2012

PPA Happy Birthday Sketch

Sketch by Margaret Moody

I hope you will play along with the Pals Paper Arts this week! You have TWO weeks to use the above sketch as your inspiration. Maybe you will make more than one project using the sketch! Get ahead on your birthday card-making for later in the year.

The sketch had four long, thin strips, so I centered them over a Very Vanilla matte and then onto my Cherry Cobbler card. The strips are two prints from Festival of Prints Designer Series Pack in the Holiday Mini and two coordinating card stock colors-Island Indigo and Cherry Cobbler-which were run through my Big Shot using the Chevron and Stripes Embossing Folders.

I tied a Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon horizontally around the four strips (before mounting them to the card). I stamped three stars from Merry Minis and then punched them out using the Merry Mini Punch Pack star punch. I mounted them under the sentiment from Curly Cute which was stamped onto a Labels Collection Framelit.

Using my Big Shot really made this card pop! If you are considering the Big Shot, I hope you will order using my Website. The Big Shot is a go-to tool. I use it on almost every card and consider it a mandatory investment! 

Thank you for visiting today! Please leave your comments--I love to read them all!


Birthday Sketch Supplies:
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Pack
Stamps: Merry Minis, Curly Cute
Ink: Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot: Labels Collection Framelits, Chevron and Stripes Embossing Folders
Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler 5/8" Seam Binding Ribbon
Punches: Merry Minis Punch Pack


Sandie Conner said...

Love it Patti! all of the different textures and colors really turned out great.

Mike Funke said...

What a great choice of color and pattern. Love how patriotic it borders on!

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Patti! This is really pretty! Love the clean lines and colors used. Simple and stunning!

Linda Callahan said...

Great colors together! Very pretty card!

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous mix of textures and patterns, Patti! Perfect for either gender!

Margaret Moody said...

This is just gorgeous, Patti! Love all the great texture, patterns, and colors you chose! Beautiful job with the sketch, friend!

Lynn Hoyt said...

Patti, love your take on the sketch for PPA! Super cute and easy card, may I CAS?

Patti MacLeith said...

Dear Lynn: Yes, please! I'm so glad you liked it!

Rae in Reno said...

Love the way you used Holiday Paper to liven up a birthday card. TFS!