Sunday, January 26, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #120

February means lots of family birthdays so I decided to take a crack at the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge to make a birthday card:

I wanted to use a cluster of flowers from the Papertrey Ink Delightful Dahlia set so I turned the sketch on its side:

The flowers and leaves were die cut using the matching dies and then stamped using Stampin' Up pretty in pink, melon mambo and old olive inks.  Sentiment is from the same set and was embossed on a banner die cut using a MFT die.  At first I was going to use a panel of white embossed cs on the card base but I really liked the combination of this polka dot paper with melon mambo.  Plus I really, really like polka dots:) 
Other Supplies Used:  Stampin' Up melon mambo cs and pp, Papertrey ink white cs, Echo Park Dots & Stripes pp, paper doily and buttons from my stash.

Wanted to share a pic of how I spent part of my weekend:

I've really struggled this past year with trying to give the time I spend card making more meaning soooooo I finally went on the Operation Write Home website and ordered one of their stamps!  I got together with my stampin' sis (I've really got some camera shy buddies otherwise I would have shown you some selfies!) and we got 53 cards that fell under the 5 year-round themes ready and mailed out:) 

Thanks for taking the time to comment and have a wonderful week!


Judy1223 said...

Robin, what a beautiful birthday card! I love the sketch turned on it's side...brilliant, a whole new world of possibilities! Such pretty colors and gorgeous flowers.

Funny you should mention OWH...I have that stamp for the back of cards (great idea, isn't it?) and I am on a mission to pack up some cards from my growing stash to send them. Thanks for the inspiration!

joy said...

Your birthday card is so pretty and I love the orientation of it. Those PTI stamps are beautiful!

That's a lot of cards to get done and they will definitely be appreciated. OWH is a wonderful way to share our cards.

svelteSTUFF said...

Kudos to you talented women for helping out by supporting 'OWH'! What a Wonderful idea!

Have you taken those 'before' shots yet?? DON'T FORGET!!

Amy O said...

What a beautiful card! Those flowers and leaves are gorgeous, and the doily and polka dot dsp really show them off. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Rosemary said...

robin... your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!! love, love, love the flowers (reminds me that i have that set, too...!!)

Karren said...

Beautiful card. Those dahlias look 3D - just fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--you guys are amazing! What a wonderful project you accomplished! Terrific card, Robin--love the doily background!

Kristine Porter said...

Gorgeous card!! It will surely brighten the recipient's day! :)

Virginia L. said...

Daring card, Robin! Love the layering and that added doily! So awesome that you made so many cards for OWH!! Hats off to you and your stamping sisters!