Monday, February 7, 2011

Sketch Challenge Thank You

My most wonderful daughter threw me a surprise birthday party this past Saturday! And, yes she pulled it off! It was a surprise! (my birthday is this coming weekend.) She took care of the food, inviting my friends, and even had everyone make my birthday cards! (those will be posted later) Isn't she just the Greatest?! So, I wanted to make her a very special Thank You card. Thank You, for being so wonderful, thoughtful, and special. I came across Stamping 411 sketch challenge, and it seems the perfect layout for such a card. (click here, to see their sketch.)
The stamp set I used, is called Find Your Style. The pattern paper I used is from the Pink Plum collection. The solid card stock is from Stampin' Up!, as well as the butterfly embosslit. The ribbon is from Paper Trey Ink, and the buttons are from a mixed stash I have.
I stamped 'Beautiful' instead of 'Thank You', because my daughter is a beautiful person inside and out, and I really wanted to focus on that. She does alot of great things for people, and so I just wanted to let her know how truly special she is.
So, if you have gone to the Stamping 411 site and seen the sketch, you can tell that I did add a few things. In the sketch there is no 'ribbon' or 'flower' on the sketch. Those I added to jazz it up a bit. So, I'm not sure if I qualify for being selected as a 'winner'. But, I really do like their sketch. Its pretty versatile and easy to work with.
To make the flower, I just cut out the floral shapes with my Birds & Blooms die from Stampin' Up! I used blushing bride, pumpkin pie, and very vanilla card stock. I added some crochet trim from Stampin' Up! in the flower to give it some added texture. I used a rose red brad from Stampin' Up! to hold the flower together. The butterflies were made with very vanilla card stock and the Butterfly Wings embosslit from Stampin' Up! I sponged the butterflies and my stamped card stock with river rock classic ink. I also hand sewed the buttons onto the card stock, so I didn't use any glue dots. I thought that the linen thread would give the buttons some added interest.
Thank you for looking. And get your mojo moving and enter the sketch challenge over @ Stamping 411. Have a great week!

8 comments:

Patrice Herrera said...

What a pretty card Sharon. Daughters the best good for her to give you a surprise party!!! I like your color choice and your DSP choice. I hope you have the Happiest Birthday ever!
PS Thanks for the tip on the "typo", I guess there is no way to fix it :)

Selene Kempton said...

This is stunning! I think it's wonderful that your daughter would do that for you. she's going to love that card! Thanks for playing on stamping 411

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Just beautiful Sharon! That background paper is to die for!

Kerin said...

Wow this is so beautiful! How lucky for you that your daughter is so thoughtful!

Patti Chesky said...

Kudos to your daughter. It's so hard to pull off a surprise party. She is going to love this thank you card....it's bold and beautiful!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Beautiful card!! Your daughter sounds like an amazing lady and she will love this card!! Love the dress form image too!!

Connie said...

What a sweet daughter! This is a beautiful card that I'm sure she will LOVE!

gbarron56 said...

Beautiful says it all! You did a great job with this sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators this week! Blessings, Gretchen