Sunday, March 18, 2012

Birthday Wishes, my friend #232

I can't believe that this weekend is almost over.  But, that is how time flys at my house.  I made a birthday card for one of my good friends, and I haven't given it to her yet.  So, my fingers are crossed that she doesn't realize it is for her, until she opens the envelope, later this coming week.  I made her card using the Mojo Monday #232 sketch.  I also used her favorite color combo.  (Isn't that what friends do?)

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

 I have to say that I think this card came out pretty!  I used some pattern paper from Basic Grey.  I just love how their papers coordinate together and the print is just so pretty.  I used a label from Amuse Studios.  I used a flower from Kaiser crafts.  The bucket I received in a gift stash from another friend.  The solid card stock, the classic ink, the satin ribbon, the leaves punch, and the sentiment came from Stampin' Up!.  
Ok, so my friend loves black and white, with just a punch of color.  Any color except pink.  She isn't a fan of pink.  I wanted to use a pretty blue, but I couldn't match paper blossoms and the ribbon I had on hand to do that.  So, I used green.
Ok, if you look at the sketch, my proportions aren't a true match, but I just loved the graphics in the pattern paper, that just a strip wouldn't do it justice.  Also, I didn't want a large text box/rectangle.  So, I swapped the dimensions.

Thank you for looking!  I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I am actually running out the door to do some shopping.  I have quite a few gift cards from the holidays that I want to redeem.  See, the best kind of shopping : FREE!


Olena said...

Super cute card! Great job! Olena

Nichole said...

Beautiful card; you have such an eye for mixing patterns and textures.