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Monday, November 14, 2011

A La Card Monkey 82: Anything Goes + Sketch

My wonderful SIL's 50th birthday is coming up on the 25th of November and I thought since this week's A La Card Monkey sketch was "Anything Goes" that I would use it for her card.  Hope she's not watching!

"E" is a very sweet gal who loves making cards too, so I'm hoping this will be one she loves.   When I think of sweet I think of soft sugary things (yummy cupcakes, frothy icing, more cupcakes) and soft warm pastels.  With all that in mind here is my card:
The card base is Chocolate chip cardstock layered with a 5 1/4" x 4 piece of Blushing Bride (119796 pg 176 IB&C).  I texturized this piece with the Finial Press Embossing Folder ( 115963 pg. 219 IB&C).  The designer series paper has since retired but I loved the very feminine shiny swirls of embossed design and it matches perfectly with the embossed folder piece.  The 3/8" Quilted Satin ribbon is in Early Espresso (124104 and can be found on page 30 of the Holiday Mini catalogue. I love this ribbon so much, I'm going to order a couple of extra spools before this catalogue expires on January 3, 2012. 

How do you like this sentiment?  This is such a great stamp to work with and layer out.  Book a workshop with me and you can purchase this stamp set with your Hostess Dollars.  It's part of the Hostess set called Happiest Birthday Wishes on page 10 of the Idea Book and Catalogue.  I think this is one of the best Birthday sentiment stamp sets I own and I know it's going to see a lot of ink this year.  

I stamped my image in Chocolate chip on Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla cardstocks and punched out the Blushing Bride layer with the Scallop Punch and 1" circle punches and the Vanilla Layer with the 1 38" circle punch.

Inside View.  The verse and cupcake are from the Create a Cupcake stamp set (pg 68 IB&C).  The cupcake base is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and the top is cut from the DSP.  I should have done some sponging on this card before putting it together but didn't have the time.  The next time I make it I'll make sure I do as I believe it really adds to the life of the card in terms of additional texture and eye appeal. 

Okay that's it for this week.  Hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by! 


glassgraffitix2 said...

Hi Penny! Love your card! Sorry, can't go to class:( LOL!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Girl this is one cute card!! I just read your post on SC, You are just toot sweet! thanks for all the help with my blog hop!! You are a Sweetie!! Hey did you get that card I mailed you?


paper bag create said...

This card is so SWEET!!! one of my fave colour combos..pink and brown! Love all the details and your FABULOUS layered sentiment!! I'm sure that she'll LOVE it!

Tina said...

beautiful colorsa together...lovely details..thanks for joining us at A la card monkey

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Terry Blais said...

I think your SIL will love the card. The colors are perfection, and I love the layering you did with the Happy Birthday image. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with our Monkey challenge this week.

MIA said...

Great Layering! Thanks for playing with us at A La Card Monkey challenge.
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