Can you believe that this is the first card that I stamped since I made my last SFYTT card? We have not yet gotten into a summer routine. I hope that next week is better since I only have a few more days left of projects you haven’t seen yet. I did a double duty with this card. It’s Jen’s Sketch for You to Try for this week. It is also the InLinkz Challenge #1 for a Boy Birthday card. How timely since Colin is going to a birthday party for a friend on Sunday and I needed a card. I pulled out a few old colors – Wild Wasabi and Baja Breeze. Since I didn’t have any dsp in these colors I used texture to create my own. There are a lot of little details going on in this card.
I started with a Pumpkin Pie card stock base that is 5 1/4″ square. I then layered Not Quite Navy with Wild Wasabi that I ran through the Polka Dot Embossing Folder. The scrap I had was not quite big enough so I attached a strip with paper piercing and Earth Elements brads. I also found scraps of Baja Breeze double striped ribbon and made a faux bow with a Latte brad and Natural Hemp Twine. I then made my main image panel pulling from colors in the base of the card. I stamped the Pun Fun rocket and masked it before sponging the outer space sky with Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze ink. I then watercolored in the main image. I added a world I made using the 1 3/4″ circle punch and then I free handed the continents before cutting them out. They are very loose representations. I then added the sentiment from On Your Birthday.
Here is the sketch so that you can play along with us too.
Well we didn’t get Daisy. They called and said she had already been adopted, but the references have all been checked and now the rescue just has to set up a home visit. We will find the perfect puppy for us sometime this summer. Have a fun weekend!