Monday, April 15, 2013

Birthday Mash-Up

Hi all, Sorry for not posting again for awhile. Was busy with 'life', then hubby went in hospital for 'out patient' surgery and was there 5 days (He apparently can't handle the anesthesia either). So on the road back and forth to town and the hospital all last week. He is home now and all is pretty much back to normal. He is out at the 'sugar bush' today helping our daughter & her husband make  Maple syrup, collecting the sap and feeding the fire!

This card is made using the challenge over at the 'Friday Mash Up' Challenge #105. This week's challenge is:
  1. Create a project using the "Sketch".
  2. Create a "Birthday" project.
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "Birthday project using the Sketch".


I have been working on a batch of cards for Operation Write Home using K&Co. Susan Winget Botanicals 12 x 12 papers and a bunch of stickers that match. In sorting through all the stuff in my project basket I came across this flower image I had colored some time ago, but never used. It just went soooo well with this scrap of the K&Co paper, I had to sneak it into a card (so the stickers wouldn't be jealous, ya know?). The daisy image is from 'Enjoy every Moment' by Close to My Heart. I stamped it in Black Staz-on on white smoothy cardstock and colored it with Prisma Colored pencils and mineral spirits.
I cut out the flower image with Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles #3 (from smallest), and sponged Memento Pistachio Ink while it was still in the die. I used the Resplendent Rectangles #4 to cut the mat from Bazzil Purple cardstock. I mounted it to the card with foam dimensionals. The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy's Happy Birthdays set. I stamped it on a scrap of white with the Memento Pistachio ink and fish-tailed the ends with my 1" square punch. I tied a double length of SU Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine around the die cut, slipping it through the slots in the mat. I love the soft colors of the K&C design papers. This card will go into my own stash as in order to make the sketch work for me I had to make a bigger card, and not an A2 that OWH requests. Enjoy, and please leave a comment. Feed back is always appreciated!

Here are some pics of some of the cards I will be sending off to OWH in the near future.




  1. Wow, beautiful coloring, and I love your background paper. Awesome! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  2. Beautiful cards! Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!