Wednesday, January 28, 2009

First of Taylor's challenge

I have to admit I was a little sad about going away last weekend when I saw Taylor's AMAZING challenge Celebrating 1 Year of Cupcakes - I would have loved to complete all 9 sketches BUT will have to settle on as many as I can before Thursday evening.

This is the first one I finished; it's for a friend who celebrated his 60th b-day this week & I am meeting him for lunch Thursday :)

I used the sketch found on Stephanie's blog. For this card I used SU's Happy Everything and Bitty Birthday stamps. To make the card masculine I used SU's Night of Navy CS and Basic Grey's "granola" DS paper. I added SU's apricot ribbon, which looks yellow and used So Saffron to mount the cake on. The image is coloured with copics and I used Liquid Applique for the icing on the cake. I like stamping my words on ribbon and this layout worked perfectly for that.

Since the base was Night of Navy I decorated the inside of my card. I mounted SU's whisper white on SU's basic grey and then used SU's photo corner punch with some of the DS paper. The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy & is from the Bitty Birthday set.

I'm finishing off 3 more sketches so I will be back on Thursday to post them - remember if you are taking part all posts have to be on SCS by this evening

Thanks for stopping by - the others should be up soon :)



Anonymous said...

Dana! This is adorable!! You so can do sketches. Can't wait to see the rest.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is adorable, Dana! I'm so far being in my blog reading!

Leslie said...

I like this - "manly" cards are hard to do. I like your stamping on the ribbon too.

Janet said...

great manly card!! love it!

Karen Motz said...

This one's awesome too! I like how you decorated the inside too. :)