Oh girls you are going to love today's Just Us Girls sketch challenge. We have paired up with JustRite as our sponsor and we have some AWESOME goodies to give away.
First, here's the sketch - designed to make it super easy for our DT to work with JustRite round or oval stamps.
I worked with the Birthday Wishes Borders and Centers set and came up with this fun card for a friend:
I LOVE this stamp set - it's got enough variety to help me make birthday cards for all occasions... I chose the fun cheese and wine image from the set and first stamped the center image only (no border) - I colored the image with Copics and then cut with the Circle nestie and did some light sponging. Next I selected my card stock colors to go with the wine and cheese I had just colored. I used PTI's scarlet jewel and some yellow/gold DP from my SU stash. Next I stamped the JustRite border AND center again - cut with the next larger circle Nestie and sponged again. I then popped the colored center image on top of the other layer with dimensionals for more depth. Finally I cut a Labels 9 nestie from some SU designer paper and that made my entire focal image.
You can also see the Glossy Accents I applied to the wine glass. I had to shoot that photo on a different angle to try to show the reflection.
Since the sketch called for a sentiment in the lower corner I decided to use my JustRite 25 pt font set to make the words Happy Birthday. I just stamped them, sponged lightly and cut them out in a simple rectangle then adhered them to my card.
For finishing touches I applied some yellow buttons that I tied some beautiful silk ribbon through (PTI). I left some longer tails on the ribbon since it's so beautiful. I like the different look.
NOW - for the really final touch - I usually try to decorate the insides of my cards also. This week I decorated the inside with another sentiment from the same set... isn't that just too fun!? LOVE IT. I still have enough room to jot a handwritten note with this - but I love how it makes the total card a finished project. It also happens to fit this week's JustRite Friday Challenge called Inside Out - to decorate BOTH parts of the card (I didn't even know that when I did this) so how's that for serendipity!?
NOW - I talked about some giveway goodies... You are going to want to play along with our sketch this week AND if you own any JustRite stamps you will want to use them if you have them (it's ok to play along without though). PLEASE pop over to the JUGS blog and see the details.
Thanks for stopping by today. I love your amazing comments - they make me smile - often at the end of a long hard day of work! SO thanks :-) Can't wait to see what YOU do this week.
Hugs n Smiles,