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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Connie and Mary Thursday Card Sketch Challenge CCMC313

My stampin' buddy Debby came over this afternoon and we made some awesome cards. What a great time we had.   It's nice having some sketches available when other stampers visit, because it gives us something to work on and we all like doing the challenges. 

One of the cards we made today was based on the "Create with Connie and Mary" Thursday challenge.  

Here's the Challenge Sketch.

Here's My Card:
I really liked this sketch from the moment I saw it and I quickly had a vision of the card I wanted to make.  The sketch design really made me think of sports for some reason and since I only have one sports related stamp set, Good Sport, my decision was final.

Stamp Sets:  Good Sport (retired), Remembering Your Birthday
Designer Series Paper:  Moonlight Paper Stack, Silver Glimmer Paper
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Smokey Slate,  
Ink:  Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey
Accessories:  Trimmer, Circle Framelits, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Star from Itty Bitty Accents Punches, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Adhesive, Glue Dots. 

I decided to turn the design on its side and have the patterned paper pieces at the top of my card.  I used paper from the Moonlight DSP paper stack.  I can't say enough about this little paper pack, it makes it so easy to mix and match colours. For example the three paper designs I chose made me think of a playing field, balls and penalty flags.  

I cut a piece of Smokey Slate card stock to measure 1 7/8 by 5 1/2 and used this for a base for the patterned paper.  I cut pieces of the patterned paper to measure 1 6/8 by 2"  and then cut them again on angles to match the sketch pattern.  When I attached them to the smokey slate base I left small gaps in between the pattern pieces and then adhered small strips of Silver Glimmer paper along these seams.

I chose a soccer theme for my birthday card and I think with the bling I added it's clearly a feminine card. Before I attached the designer paper panel, I stamped the flourish once on the card base in Lost Lagoon ink and then again on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, then adhered the panel over the top half.  

I cut out the circle with my Circle Framelits and then mounted it with dimensionals, matching the bottom swirls to the swirls stamped on the card base.  I punched a glimmer paper circle with the 1 3/8" circle punch and adhered it to the center of the flourish with dimensionals.  The soccer ball was stamped in Hello Honey and adhered to the glimmer piece with glue dots. 
Three basic rhinestones were attached to the stars.I stamped Happy Birthday in the bottom right hand corner of the card front with the Basic Gray ink.   The stamp is from the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set and it was just perfect for this card.. 

I stamped another great sentiment from the Remembering Your Birthday to the inside of the card and added a small silver glimmer star punched out with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack.  To finish the inside I cut a piece of the DSP to measure 3/4" x 5 and adhered it to the top of the inside panel. 
Remembering Your Birthday is an 8 piece stamp set that comes in Clear or Wood Mount and is available in French.
If you like my card I hope you'll leave me a comment, and I hope you will check out the submissions by the Connie and Marie Design team as well as other folks who've accepted the challenge.  And how about you? There's still lots of time to make your own card with this fun sketch and play along.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens 


Melissa Davies said...

LOVE how you turned the sketch! I agree - the papers you chose are perfect for the sports theme! Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

WOW...what a cool idea to turn the sketch on the side and I LOVE the added 'bling' strips...perfect for a celebration card! AWESOME!! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh, great job flipping it on the side, it works perfectly with the Great Sports stamp set! Love the colors, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

Fantastic card! Love how you flipped the sketch! Great dimension and colors! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Young said...

Fantastic interpretation of the sketch and a fun birthday card! Love the bling. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary.

Margaret Raburn said...

I have always admired this set and you have used it to perfection on your card! I love how you turned the sketch and then "blinged up" the card with Rhinestones and Glimmer paper! Perfect for a soccer girl (or maybe a soccer mom?) Thanks for creating this lovely card for the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

Lisa Martz said...

I love how you turned the sketch on its side! Love the little bit of bling you added. Great card for sports...male or female. Neat card and I see you made top three this week! Congratulations! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!