Sunday, April 1, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches Inspired Birthday Card

Woohoo, other than laundry, I have a whole day to myself in my craft room. But wouldn't you know it, I really couldn't get inspired to make much. Perhaps I should have turned off the TV, but I'm still trying to get caught up on Amazing Race and read through the blogs I haven't been able to keep up with either. Then I saw Freshly Made Sketches' sketch #28 and started thinking. I have this stamp set from Lil Davis Designs made by Fiskars called Crillon Filigree that I thought would make a really nice background. So stamped my own design on the paper.

But I still needed something else. The sentiment didn't stand out enough against the patterned paper, so I added a little extra to make it pop and then was stumped about what to do on the pink. On Friday night, I had downloaded this cute magnolia for the Silhouette from the Silhouette Design Studio and cut it out. It was darn cute but near impossible to make at the size I needed for the card. However, when I dropped out the center and replaced it with this cute Eye Candy gem, it was perfect.

So hop on over to Freshly Made Sketches and come up with your own interpretation of this week's sketch.


Linda Callahan said...

The pink and black together are great! Your side flowers are sweet - perfect accents!

Jen said...

Love the dramatic colors and the elegant background. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!