Saturday, June 5, 2021

Stamping With Friends June Blog Hop Birthday Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the Stamping with Friends June Blog Hop Sketch Challenge as we showcase Birthday cards to help inspire you. Sketches are a wonderful way to help spark your creativity and provide you with a road map to help you with your design layout. Each of us have chosen our own sketch for this challenge to create a birthday card design. I hope you enjoy the projects we have to share.
The sketch I have chosen for today is one created by fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Dawn Griffith. She has a wonderful gallery of sketches here. I decided to use the retiring Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper with the retiring Happy Thoughts stamp set, to create my card design. Both of these products are from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and are available until June 30th or while supplies last. As you can see, I made changes to the sketch to come up with the finished design. The great thing about sketches is that it provides you with a basic road map and you can alter and change different elements to create your own version. 
Products Used:
Happy Thoughts stamp set (item #154507) Retiring
Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (item #154558) Retiring
Layering Circles Dies (item #151770)
Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (item #154317)
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock (item #141416)
Petal Pink Cardstock (item #146985)
Merry Merlot Cardstock (item #146979)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (Copper, Gold Silver - item #155555)
White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (item #151326)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Panel - 2 3/4" X 4"
Petal Pink Cardstock
Card Front Layer - 5 1/4" x 4" Embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
Merry Merlot Cardstock
Matte Layer - 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
Scalloped Circle die cut with Layering Circles Dies
Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper
Focal Panel - 2 1/2" x 4"
Basic White Cardstock
Oval Circle die cut with Layering Circles Dies
White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
3 Pieces - approx. 4 1/2" each
For this card design, I chose the colors from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. I wanted to add some texture to the background layer so I embossed it with the Textured Paint 3D Embossing Folder. Instead of using strips of cardstock, I decided to use the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and layered them on the Flirty Flamingo cardstock before adhering it to the background layer. For the focal layer, I liked the way the Merry Merlot cardstock made the designer series paper pop and it added a nice contrast to the card design. I added it onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals over the Flirty Flaming layer. To complete the card design, I heat embossed the sentiment onto the Basic White circle with Gold embossing powder and attached it to the Merry Merlot scalloped circle. I attached it to the bottom left corner of the card front. 
Creating this card design was so much fun and I loved that the sketch took all the guess work out of designing the layout of my card. This sketch can work with a variety of products to create designs for all occasions. The Happy Thoughts stamp set has wonderful sentiments for a variety of occasions and I love the fonts in this set. When you combine it with the beautiful designs in the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper, you have the opportunity to create so many wonderful cards to send to friends and family.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my birthday card design will inspire you to explore the world of sketches to help you create your own amazing projects. Sketches are a wonderful way to break out of your creative comfort zone. Don't forget to check out the Last Chance Products Sale on retiring products from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. It's a great time to stock up on your favorite products before they disappear.
Now it's time to visit Mary's wonderful blog and see what she has created with this sketch challenge. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Beautiful card..will miss this paper. thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you Linda. I will miss this beautiful paper as well. Love the colors and designs.

  2. Great card sketch and great card with one of my favorite stamp sets and favorite DSP's.

    1. Thank you Mary. I love this stamp set and I am so sad that it is retiring. The sentiments and fonts are so beautiful and versatile.

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Tracie. It's hard to say goodbye to retiring favorites.

  4. I'm a DSP hoarder...this is one of my what you did with the card.

    1. Thank you Caron. Cutting this beautiful paper was a challenge for me at first, but I love how it makes the most amazing cards.