Friday, August 31, 2012

Warmest Wishes

Yahoo!  The start of the holiday weekend is upon us!  A long weekend translates to a lot of stuff to get done! (smile).  Our son-in-law is a professional race car driver, and he races this weekend.  So, we will be out at the track to cheer him on, and we always BBQ.  It's a nice way to share a good meal with family and friends.  YOu start a good quality of meat on the smoker, and then by late afternoon, its time to chow down on some home-made delicious food.
But, before we head out to the track, it's time for another Blog Hop from Sketch Frenzy Friday.  It's pretty simple.  You start at the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog, to get a look at the sketch for this week.  But, to give you some inspiration, the design team has linked our blogs.  So, you start at one blog, and there is a link, to keep you hopping to everyone's blog!

Here is this week's sketch by Tammy F. :

Here is what I created:

When I first saw this sketch, the first thing I thought of was a Christmas card.  Super simple, I thought.  But, sometimes I don't want to create the obvious.  So, I went a totally different direction.  I knew that I wanted to use pattern paper from the Comfort Cafe DSP collection.  I matted the pattern paper on solid card stock.  I thought the squares looked out of place on a blank card front.  So, I added a piece of First Edition DSP.  (you aren't really surprised, are you?)  I used the petal cone die to cut the banner piece.  I stamped the sentiment in early espresso classic ink.  Yeah, I only inked half the stamp.  Under the "warmest wishes", says, 'on your birthday'.  I used my stamp a ma jig to get the words where I wanted them.  I added some dimensionals to the back of the banner piece, so it would be lifted off the face for the card.
Now, to continue on this blog hop, head on over to Tammy F.'s blog.  Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you were inspired to play along with us this week {smile}!


Deb said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors from the dsp! And I think the First Edition dsp was a perfect way to spice up the background! Love it!!

Anonymous said...

very pretty, Sharon! I really like the First Edition addition!! Hope all is well with you!

craftystamper said...

Beautiful card. The colors are gorgeous and the First Edition designer paper adds a special touch.

Lisa Minckler said...

Sharon, how fun that your S-I-L is a professional race car driver! My hubster is a complete nut about anything to do with wheels. I'm not sure how he ever became a fire fighter, he'd be much happier driving in circles on a track! Perhaps it's all the lights and the big truck. ;) Just wanted to pop in and say hello and tell you that your card is wonderful. Love how you interpreted the sketch and also, your card for OCC...AMAZING!!! You did a fantastic job on that challenge. :)
Hugs to you and enjoy your weekend and enjoy that BBQ.
Lisa xx

Patrice Herrera said...

Wow! Adding the two different DSP's was a great touch! The First Edition background really set this card apart from the rest!

Kim Innis said...

Love Comfort Cafe! And your card is just beautiful!!