Well, as usual, I am very behind on getting some birthday cards out and such...and my stash at home is not very exciting anymore. Which means, I had to do some stamping! Like always I turn to my favorite sketch challenges for inspiration! Julee on Poetic Artistry always has great sketches, so I used her Mojo #61 Sketch Challenge. I was really feeling the sketch so I used it for not one, but two cards! How cool is that!
The first one is very pink as it is for my husband's Grandma's birthday...pink is her favorite color! I was in a very simple mood so I did not deviate from the sketch and I kept all of my embellishments to a minimum. I love how it turned out...so soft. 1/4" circles fit nicely under my fake dew drops...so the clear dew drops now have a soft pink appearance. Perfect!
The second card is a male birthday card. Using one of my favorite new stamp sets, Season of Friendship, I utilized the same sketch but instead of the scallop bottom, I used the rugged, manly tear! O.k. so it isn't really manly, but it is more so than the scallop! I added a little sparkle to the bird on the branch with Crystal Stickles. Other than that, this one too was fairly minimal on embellishments.
On a very good note, I finally figured out what my Christmas cards will be for the year. In keeping with my simple theme, they seem like they should be fairly quick. I can't post them though until after I send them...don't want to ruin the surprise for the ones that get them. Now I have to focus some attention to my December birthdays and get some costumes (and motion for some songs) figured out for our Church's Christmas Pageant.
The Engineering Details - Flower Card
Stamps - Heartfelt Thanks, So Many Sayings (Retired); Paper - Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Bradbury DSP, Whisper White; Ink - Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip Marker; Accessories - 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, Word Window Punch, Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch
The Engineering Details - Tree Card
Stamps - Season of Friendship, Birthday Whimsy (Retired); Paper - Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla; Ink - Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories - Crystal Stickles, Pewter Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack