Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Another Early Birthday Card

Lately I've been trying really hard to use stamps (and other items) that have been sitting around unloved and unused. With that in mind, I thought I'd play along with one of the StampTV challenges from this weekend. It was a sketch challenge for a birthday card. No problem, Hannah's birthday is next month.

Since this week is Etsy Inspired Challenge's big 100th challenge party, I'm trying to make at least one card for that challenge every day. So I hit this week's shop, Cathy Walters, to see what I could find to use as inspiration. My first thought for Hannah was one of the Eiffel Tower pendants, but that didn't say birthday card to me. So I started looking at the colours in Cathy's creations and she has this pretty green and yellow sunflower pendant. Aha! Hannah loves green...and I have an almost full pack of Basic Grey Origins paper. I can work with that!

I took the Basic Grey, some SU Summer Sun and some Bazzil yellow for the texture, and GinaK's Best Friends stamp set, and added them to the sketch.
I'm also entering this card in Cute Card Thursday Challenge 124 - whateva. Cute Card Thursday requests that people enter their cards in no more than 5 challenges, including that one. I've entered this card in a total of 3, so I'm good to go!

Back again tomorrow!

7 comments:

Danni said...

This turned out so nice! I have such a hard time with that Basic Grey paper but you used it like a pro! Fabulous!

de said...

LOVE these colors! My Faves! Perfect bday card.

Love to see ya playin!

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love the colors.

Regina said...

Definitely cute...and what's not to like about having too many presents. ;)

Virginia L. said...

Love how you used the colors! Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired #100 Challenge!

SmilynStef said...

Love your combination of papers ... another wonderful inspired card.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a fun card! Thanks for taking the time to play along with the EtsyInspired challenge this week, it means a lot to me!