Monday, December 1, 2014

Non-Christmas Birthday Awareness for Freshly Made Sketches

I needed a break from Christmas cards!  I've been going non-stop Christmas for days now.  It was refreshing to check out my other stamp stash.  When I looked at Freshly Made Sketches Challenge Sketch # 164, the first thing I thought of was Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.  I know most people used the middle panel for a stamped image, but the striped ribbon vision was a persistent one, and, as you can see, it won out!  The ribbon in the sketch was kind of incorporated into the ribbon panel.Then I had to come up with images and/or a sentiment that would go above and below the panel, and Age Awareness was a clear winner!

Here's my birthday card:

  • LOVE the colours in this card! Silver, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay make such an eye-catching combination.
  • The Striped Grosgrain ribbon looks like it was made for this stamp set, Age Awareness because of the stripes in the letters.  This font is a personal favourite.  I think it's the roundness of the letters, the scrolly lines and the striping inside the letters that caught my eye when I first saw it and have kept my attention all the way through.
  • You may be wondering about the little silver stars.  They were from July 2014's Paper Pumpkin Kit.  

This is just one of the perks of having a Paper Pumpkin Subscription - you sometimes get left-over materials that you can use on other projects.  Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions are a great Christmas gift for the crafter in your family.  Email me if you are interested.
  • Now for the star of the show, Ta Da!:  The Bow!!  To make it I simply crossed the ends of a 10 inch piece of the Bermuda Bay Striped Grosgrain Ribbon over each other on a bit of an angle and flipped it over, the pinched it in the middle.  I secured it in the middle with a scrap piece of Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, tied in the back with a knot after one or two wraps around the middle.  I trimmed the ends with a V notch by folding the ribbon exactly in half and snipping from the center on a angle to the outside corners.  Glue dots adhere it to the ribbon wrapped around the center of the Whisper White panel.

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Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

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  1. That beautiful big bow really takes center stage on this fabulous card and it looks amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Wonderfully creative!! I love the split sentiment and the big bow. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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