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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Can you believe this is the last day of March? Here in Minnesota it went out like a lamb. Not really sure what that meant. I think it came in the same way too! It's springtime in Minnesota. A bit early but that's ok, most of us are ready for it. Me, I still like winter but I will manage to make it through this beautiful spring weather!

"It's a Stretch"! That's the Stampin' Up! set I used in this weeks Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers. This sketch had lots of layers which you all know is something I REALLY love! The more the better. I love it until it comes time to mail the card!!! LOL

I don't use this set much at all. I think I bought it because of the adorable Christmas stocking in the set. I need to stop buying a set because of one image in it. Oh my, how many times have I said that? I guess I could say it until I'm blue in the face and I would still buy a set because of one image! I will never learn!

Anyway, back to this fun card. I used the Dotted Swiss embossing folder on the Pretty in Pink background. The cupcakes paper are from a huge DCVW pack. I also used the "Sincere Salutations" set for the Birthday wishes. I stamped that on a scrap piece of Pink Pirouette card stock I couldn't believe I still had. But it went with the card perfectly. I wanted that piece to be pink but a very light pink. My other option was to sponge in the pink until I got it the color I wanted. But fortunately I got to take the easy route when i found that scrap of Pirouette Pink. Lucky me!

I colored in the cake with a Pretty in Pink marker and I gave it some highlights using the Regal Rose marker. I took the Barley Banana marker and went around the image to give it some color. just coloring in the cake was not enough, it looked too blah. This brightened it up and it also pulled in the yellowish color from the cupcakes paper.

All in all this was a pretty quick card to make. I think it took me longer to cut all the card stock than it did to color it and put it all together. Ok, the taping did take a while to do. But the whole card was done in less than 20 minutes!

Such a fun sketch. If you have time play with this card layout. Go over to SplitCoastStampers and see what the other gals did with this layout. That is the funnest part of this to me. I LOVE seeing how much different a card can look with working from the same layout. It's amazing and it's fun to see how creative these other gals are!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


PepPop said...

Gorgeous birthday card. I love layering too - isn't it fun.
If you love winter come to Britain - it's snowing here again! Jaqui x

Sara Paschal said...

I have not played along with sketches in a long long time you have inspired me to go back and try a few.