First up I played along with The Deconstructed Sketch. I absolutely love the variety of sketches the very clever and talented Jen and the DT come up with. Here is DS94:
The papers were from one of my favourite ranges from MME Stella and Rose. I love the 6x6 paper pads as the patterns a miniaturised making them perfect for cards.
I wanted to add some dimension and bold elements to the card so I chose to use some thick twine and an oversized button with the ribbon. I also added the striped strip under the sentiment.
The Happy Birthday sentiment was from WOW and the pearls were from Flourish with a Bling. Of course I had to add some distressing and inking too!
We have quite a few male birthdays in the family and amongst friends in March and April so using this sketch really helped to kick start the creative process.
I also absolutely love round cards so I made a round card for a 60th Anniversary that I had been asked to make using one of my favourite Mojo Monday sketches.
Here is what I made:
The papers were from MME and part of the Collectable collection. I also added a Studio Calico spotted piece to the card. This card used the last of my pre cut scallop circle cards which I bought from Archiver's in Ohio USA when I worked there. I just love them and they no longer make them so I have invested in some Grand Nestablilities dies and cant wait to start creating some more circular cards soon.
The flowers were MFT die-namics mini rolled roses. They are so much fun to make and just the perfect size for card making.
I also added an MFT oval doily to the card. Hand cut the fishtail banners, added Quik Cutz numbers and Adorn It lettering. I also added some sparkle with a Gel Pen.
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