The inspiration for this card started with the monthly sketch challenge at Crafting Life's Pieces. The stamp set I used is called Jardin. I bought this set over a year ago because I absolutely LOVE it. Time just got away from me and the Sonoma papers that I planned to use with it was retired. Now, in two weeks this stamp set will also be retired. I guess it's better late then never. But this is a stamp set that I will never get rid of. It's perfect for any occasion. Wouldn't this make a beautiful sympathy card! I don't know why the ribbon looks off-color on the photo. It looks perfect in real life. The background paper is from the CTMH paper pack called For Always. This paper will also retire the end of this month. The Cardstock and Ink Pad is Smokey Plum.
Here is the first of three cards I am using for my July Class/Club.
I have several, well, to honest, MANY stamp sets from the CTMH Spring/Summer book that I hadn't used yet. The set I used for the background is one of them. It's called Patterned Pennants. The colors I used were Twilight, Buttercup and Cranberry. I then used The Deconstructed Sketch for the design of the card. The Circle and background mat were cut from the CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridge "Artiste". Then I used the Cherries from the July Stamp of the month called Sweet Life. I colored them is with Colored Pencils. Other Challenges with this card: One Stop Craft Challenge - Summer Colors
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Today is my Grandson Jeffrey's 4th Birthday, so I wanted to make a special card for him. The inspiration for this card started with a sketch challenge over at Sketch N' Stash. I have three packs of Later Sk8r that I only used once and is retiring in a few days, and is already sold out. This paper makes great cards for my grandsons and since I have four that are still Children and one a Teen, it works perfectly. From my stash, I also pulled a black glitter button with a grey pearl in the center and two grey pearls in the tire hubs. The stamp set I used is Fast and Furious. The truck was stamped on the paper with Whisper ink. Then parts stamped again in Lagoon and the tires in black. All pieces were cut out and layered with foam tape. I always like to Hand Stitch on my family's cards to make them a little extra special. I also used a little of the Green Glitz Glitter Gel in the number "4" for added sparkle as well as some of the Black Shimmer Trim on the corners and under the truck. Now hope on over to Lori's blog and see what great eye candy she has for you!
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