I've been having more fun playing around with my papercrafting supplies resulting in a couple of cards to share.
This first card is based on the sketch from MFT's new, revamped Weekly Sketch Club (formerly known as the Wednesday Stamp Club) and hosted by Susan Opel at a new blog, MFT Challenge & Inspiration. I love the the sketch and color challenges will all be found on this new site and encourage you to check it out if you haven't already.
The MFT happy die is cut first and then the fishtail flag banner selectively cut so both ends have a tail and the happy word is not cut off. This is mounted on a speech bubble stamped with the birthday sentiment from Spotlight Sentiments in the same color as the cardstock for a light background.
The birthday image from the Birthday Sentiments stamp set is added to the banner, along with an inked balloon and a scatter of enamel dot "confetti".
I am also linking up to Seize the Birthday, where this challenge the Topping is Party.
This card was also meant to be entered in Kara's 200 Weeks of Inspiration Challenge to celebrate 200 weeks of her fabulous Friday Inspiration File on Pinterest. I missed the deadline, but still encourage you to check out Kara' blog, K and R Designs, and the link to her Pinterest board. The card I CASEd is from File #183 by Heather Pulvirenti.
My second card is a CASE of one I posted two days ago. As I made the first card based on the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #168, I kept looking at the inspiration photo for The Card Concept #26, thinking how pretty this design would look with a little pink and flowers.
The pink crepe paper really helps the pattern on the vellum pop and the sequins add more shine. This is definitely a departure from my usual style and will be entered in the Freestyle Collage category.
For the sentiment, a CASual Friday stamp inked with Delicata Silver Shimmer is paired with the "you" die cut from pink shimmer cardstock.
As I have both felt and sequins on this card, it will also be entered in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 135.
Thanks for stopping by,