Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Go Laura!!

Today's sketch challenge was based on one of my FAVORITE stampers and friends, Laura Fredrickson aka scrapnextras. She has the most fabulous blog and gallery, and is super sweet to boot!! I decided to use up some of my many scraps of DSP that I have left over from Easter. I needed a birthday card for a stamping friend, but this is a little too masculine, so I think I need to find someone to send it to!! Do you think it would work for a girl?? Anyway, I started with Wild Wasabi and stamped the sentiment from the set Birthday Banter. I then pierced the lines on the bottom, I just love effect that gives. If I had known I was going to use the Birthday Whimsey set before I stamped the sentiment, I would have used the happy birthday from it, but I hadn't picked out the main image set when I started. The other colors on here are Apricot Appeal and Bashful Blue. All the dsp came from the scraps from my Prints Pack. I stamped the balloons in the three colors on my card and cut them out. Then I put crystal effects on them and let them dry. I glued the two down, and popped the third one up. I hand drew the strings with a black marker and then went over it with my silver pen. I used three different ribbons, and six white brads, and it was done. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
stamps-Birthday Whimsey and Banter
Paper- Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Prints Pack DSP
ink-Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, and Stazon Black
tools-crystal effects, blue striped ribbon, wasabi stitched ribbon, apricot ribbon, white brads, paper piercer

10 comments:

  1. Jessica - your birthday card is fun and beautiful!!! Yes, it would work for a girl!!! My b-day is October...just save it until then -LOL!!!

    BTW - I think Laura is great too!!!

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  2. LOVE it!!! I think it could easily work for a girl!! Love the CE!! And I agree.....this was a super FUN sketch!!! Way to use those scraps!! Those balloons look like they're ready to float right off the card!!! Awesome!!!

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  3. Love this card... Great work! and yes Laura is a sweetie... look at yours and her blog everyday!!

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  4. Love - Love - Love this! It's so cutie patootie! The balloons are so fun! Another beauty!

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  5. what a cheerful card, love your trio of ribbons

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  6. Laura (scrapnextras)March 20, 2008 at 12:34 AM

    WOW! Love what you did here...the colours and those balloons with the CE, just awesome! This is a fab card for anyone...any age!

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  7. Jessie, this is really gorgeous! I love those balloons, pretty dps and those ribbons--you always have the best looking ribbon treatments, I swear! I love this card...wow, what a shocker! Your sweet to recognize Laura; she IS a very wonderful and extraordinarily talented lady! hugs!

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  8. Love the balloons on this card. The colors are great, too and could be given to a girl!!

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  9. Love what you did with this layout and the balloons look amazing. Love how this card can be for any age, man or woman, or even boy or girl. That's really hard to achieve and you did it!

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