Wednesday, July 16, 2014


These are probably not my preferred colors to create with, but I needed a birthday card for my younger son.   I think he'll like it - he isn't so young anymore -- one more year before his big 3-0! 

I really like this sketch at CAS(E) the Sketch - and had to play with it again.  

I happily stumbled across Sarah Hurley 365 challenge -- which is to "Celebrate" their 4th birthday. CONGRATULATIONS!

Two other blogs have color challenges that are very similar, and are the colors I used:

The Shabby Tea Room = Fun in the Sun; and 

Craft your Passion = Citrus/Tropical colors  Think zesty orange,lemon and lime for your cards/projects :)  You could even go totally tropical by adding in some splashes of hot pink and turquoise!

I used several stamp sets on this -- PTI scribbled circles, and bits and pieces of other sets from various manufacturers.  The "celebrate" is a new Tim Holtz embossing set of words.  I inked it before I ran it through my Big Shot.  The splatters were made by putting some ink onto my craft sheet, spritzing with water, and then using a paint brush to splatter.  Fun!!

That's all for now.  Thanks for looking and your comments are always appreciated!


  1. This is a great card and I'm certain your son will love it. Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley 365 this month, Carol xx

  2. Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  3. Wow - Carol, this card is very cleverly done!! Love all the circles and how you put the birthday icons inside the circles!! Really great card!!

  4. What a fun modern design, Carol!! I'm sure this will be (was) a hit with your son! I love how you did all the elements, especially the splatters!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. fab card and good luck over at Sarah Hurley 365

  6. Lovely CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! :)

    Petya DT