.... for this week's challenge at Colour Q - cQc87 and for a new challenge (don't know how I missed the start of this one) at The Ribbon Reel - they are already on challenge #3 which is a sketch.
No, this is not my birthday card, it's a card for one of my best friends - Kathy. Kathy celebrates her birthday on Saturday - and she'll have this card in her hand by then. I think the colours this week are so bright and cheerful - perfect for a birthday card - and the layout sketch from The Ribbon Reel is just fab. However, I have taken the liberty of turning the sketch on it's side. I hope that's okay! Here's my card.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Say It With Style, Rescue Remedies
Inks: Stampin' Up! - More Mustard (Crushed Curry), Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
Spellbinders: Labels 4 (S4-190) die # 5 & 6; Labels 4 Sm (S4-309) die #6
Accessories: Card and gems from stash; Stampin' Up! card - Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, and a bit of SU ribbon that was a gift
I've gone for a clean and simple design that allows the birthday sentiment to stand proud on the card. I do hope that Claire doesn't mind me playing about a bit with her stamp designs. I made this topper by using several masks and stamping each colour in turn - all have been clear embossed. I'm really pleased how well it turned out.
And on the inside of Kath's card I've put one of the "proper" stamps - for a special friend!!
As you may know from posts and comments earlier this week - it's my birthday today - I've had lots of cards, and I'll take some photos to share them with you later. Our postman doesn't get to the house until mid-afternoon, so check back then. In the meantime, I'm off to have some more crafting time with Buffy and also spend some time with the children. See you later!!