I hope your weekend was exactly what you hoped it would be and that you were able to get some crafty time in! My husband and I managed to carve out some time for a weekend getaway to San Diego...pictures at the end of the post...
Before I go any further, I would like to thank Sandy over at The Paper Players for picking my card as 'A Cut Above' for last week's Clean and Simple Challenge. I am so honored to have my submission recognized!!! Now on to this week's sketch challenge with The Paper Players:
Such a simple but fun sketch! Lots of possibilities here! I like the clean look but decided to add some color and layers this week to mix it up a bit:
Yep, I reached for the Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper again! It's so bright and fun! The pattern in the paper made me decide to go masculine with this card and using stars immediately came to mind...so why not a Woo-Hoo for You kind of card? Something Grandma or Auntie can send to the young grandson or nephew for his latest accomplishment? Getting his training wheel off his bike, catching that pass in the game last weekend, or perhaps acing that test or book report? Do you think this would work for your 6 to 10 age bracket?
I used Stampin' Up!'s 2 1/2" Circle Punch to create my focal point and then quickly stamped a sentiment from the Bravo photopolymer stamp set in Tangelo Twist. I purposely stamped it off center, I think it provides balance to the overall design. I used my Heat Tool and White Embossing Powder to stamp another sentiment from the Bravo stamp set (which I swore I didn't need and now wonder how I lived without) onto a banner strip of Basic Grey cardstock (I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to make sure it was straight). I layered my yummy Designer Series Paper onto Tangelo Twist and Basic Grey cardstock and then popped all the layers off of the card base to add interest. A stamped star from the Be the Star stamp set finishes the card off nicely. No frills, no fuss, perfect for a busy in-betweener boy.
And what to do when you don't have enough yummy paper left to make a coordinating envelope liner? (gasp) You adhere what you have left to the envelope flap and then trim with your Paper Snips, using the edge of the envelope flap as your guide :) A matching star and sentiment from the Be A Star stamp set add a little fun to the outside of the envelope and it's ready to mail!
Hint: the paper on the envelope flap is the reverse side of the paper on the card front...they are designed to coordinate perfectly! (Thank you Stampin' Up! designers for making my life easier!!)
Here's a fun shot of the San Diego Bay and Coronado Bridge from the 40th floor of our hotel:)
Do you see the Navy ship heading out?? So awesome to see!
Next we have the view of the sunset from our table at dinner with friends last night:
Great food and fellowship and a wonderful sunset! A wonderful relaxing few days together to enjoy the summer before heading in fall activity filled weeks!
Thank you for stopping by, please comment or send me an email if you have any question regarding product or technique in this post...I am happy to assist!