May 062013

Between friends and family, the month of May is full of birthdays for me, so I’ll be making a bunch of birthday cards in the next few weeks.  Today I’m sharing one that I made this morning.  I’ve combined the Freshly Made Sketches #84 layout with the colors from Inkspirational challenge #18.  I did take the liberty of turning the sketch on its side.  I really like this gift image – even though it’s from a Christmasy stamp set, it’s perfect for birthday presents, too. I stamped it on a scrap piece of white cardstock and then colored it and cut it out. When I colored it, I drew in some polka dots to help tie the olive color of the banner in with the rest of the card.  I also took a little artistic license in cutting off the curl on the left side of the ribbon.  I didn’t mind trimming out the inside of the ribbon loops, but the curl on the end of the ribbon was a little *too* fussy cutting for me.  I’m not sure how well it shows in the photo, but the white panel is textured cardstock, to help give the card a little extra visual interest without detracting from the layout and design.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Bows and Holly, Hats Off to You (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Whisper White textured, Peach Parfait (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); designer paper from Bright Side 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic)

5 Responses to “inkspirational gift”

  1. Cute birthday card! I love the fun, blue bow on the present. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. This is just darling, Patricia! LOVE the fabulous layout and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  3. gorgeous CAS card and pretty good fussy cutting. Love how you added the polka dots to match the banner. Great Birthday card and looking forward to more this month. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational x

  4. Lovely card Patricia, a great take on the colour and sketch challenges! So nice to have you playing along with us at Inksprational, see you again soon! Ruth x

  5. I love the way you’ve combined the colours with the sketch – it looks very striking. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next week! Marina

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