When I saw this week's sketch challenge on SCS, I immediately knew which stamp set I wanted to work with; Taylored Expressions "Branching Out"! It seemed a natural for the sketch, and I still had lots left of the March 20 Key Ingredients kit, so I decided to bring them together again. I think I've had too many late nights, because as I put this together last night, I couldn't get it right. Finally I decided to let it go and take a fresh look in the morning and wouldn't you know it...I simply switched out the background paper and voila...exactly the card I envisioned appeared!
The card base is Papaya Puree Dark from the March 20 Key Ingredients kit, and the designer paper, ribbon and chipboard buckle are also from the kit. I used the tree top as the circle portion of the sketch and added some buttons tied with linen thread before attaching it to the card with pop dots. The sentiment is stamped on Frosted Teal and punched with an oval punch and is also popped up. I pierced the perimeter of the card, since the patterns and texture of the paper made me think of a patchwork quilt! A really fun card, and I think this could work as a birthday card for either a guy or a girl. What do you think?
Time flies. Tomorrow it's May...how'd that happen? I have a funny story to tell you. My dd's birthday is coming up, and she has made no secret she wants a cell phone. She has one connected to mine, and that did her fine for a while, but she wants one of the cool one's like her friends, and to be able to call and text.
So my contract was up and I got her a new fancy phone, with the cool keyboard and a new Fave 5 plan, so she can talk and text unlimited to her five fave friends. The drawback was that in order to get the new phone working, I had to transfer the service from her old phone, so it's dead. I told her I cancelled it, and well, I'm not her favorite people right now!
But I can't wait until her birthday, when her present rings!!! Oh how fun that will be, just to see her face! The things we do for love!
Happy Thursday! Have a fabulous day...see you tomorrow!
Recipe: Stamps: Branching Out (Taylored Expressions) Paper: Papaya Puree Dark, Frosted Teal(Prism) & DP (all from March 20 Key Ingredients kit) Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: paper piercer, template & oval punch & buttons & linen thread (all SU!), stitched ribbon & chipboard buckle (all from March 20 Key Ingredients kit), pop dots (Dollarama)