April 20, 2012

Happy Birthday!

This week for the Sweetsassydiva design team we were given a sketch to follow for our design. I'm usually not very good following sketches but this one I really liked and had an idea right away....and then it changed.

I chose colors that reminded me of the beach. (I'm homesick for warmth.) I made the base a 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 card out of a light green cardstock. I then cut another rectangle out of "sandy" beige that was 4 1/4 x 6. On top of that I layered a "sky" blue strip. A small yellowish strip, and a green strip that can be my beach towel. I inked all of the edges in a blue to make them stand out just a bit. Using the cricut and my gypsy I cut out a scallop cicle at 3 1/4 in (gypsy wanderings) a 3 in circle (also gypsy wanderings) 2 rounded rectangles to form the tag one at 3 in the other at 2 3/4 (from george and basic shapes) a 1 1/2 in flower (paisley) and "leaves" which were paisleys at 1 in (also from paisley)
I inked the edges of the "sun" in orange and the flower in orange as well. I stamped the happy birthday and beach ball on the tag. I colored in the beach ball using le plume markers. I then stamped the umbrellas on the beach towel/ribbon strip and colored them in. I affixed them all into place and added a center self stick dot to the flower...and called it beachy!!
I hope that this finds you with a warm and sunny week ahead.

*recipe* green, yellows, beige, and blues...misc. cardstock cricut cartridges: gypsy wanderings, paisely, george and basic shapes blue ink pad le plume markers self stick gem stamps: beach ball, umbrellas, happy birthday


Lori said...

What a fun card! It makes me long for the beaches in Florida...

Brenda said...

Super cute card! I love how you changed it up some but we can still see the sketch!! I am wanting warmer weather too, this will be our last half way warm day then rain and cool temps.

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