Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 238-Happy Birthday to You

It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge!  This week's sketch is a great square layout.  I used it to make a birthday card with colors inspired by the current Reverse Confetti color challenge.

Happy Birthday to You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Reverse Confetti
I stamped the "happy birthday to you" sentiment from the Reverse Confetti All About You set in gray ink on a pierced circle die cut. After matting the sentiment panel on a gray circle, I adhered it to a cheery yellow dotted patterned paper panel.

I layered the dotted panel on a bright pink textured cardstock panel, then adhered a pair of layered solid cardstock strips just beneath the stamped sentiment.  To accent the panel, I added a dotted flower stamped with one of the images from the Petals 'n Posies set and cut out with the matching die.  A big gray enamel dot at the flower's center adds a little shine and texture to the design.  I hand cut a narrow fishtail flag strip and tucked it underneath the raised flower.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Barbara Anders
Dana White
Jackie Pedro
Jenny Peterson
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente--taking the week off
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
All About You and Petals 'n Posies stamp sets, Confetti Cuts Petals 'n Posies dies (Reverse Confetti); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel and Rose Bud inks (Tsukineko); Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Steel Grey cardstock, Pierced Circle Stax dies (My Favorite Things); Summer Bliss 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); foam tape


  1. Super sweet, love the colors you used, makes it so bright and cheery!!!

  2. So pretty! Such a fun and cheerful birthday card.

  3. The clean lines are perfect and I love the bright colours


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