Sunday, February 17, 2013

An Unscripted Birthday

My Step-mother-in-law's birthday is coming up, so here is the card I made for her.  It was inspired by Unscripted Sketches (#198).

This simple sketch could be adapted to any occasion or used with any theme.  Since I knew I wanted to make a birthday card, the two side rectangles immediately jumped out at me as candles.

I used ribbon for the candle and the wing of the Bird Builder Punch for the "flames" of the candle. It is difficult to see here, but there is also a little paper-piercing in each corner for added detail.

On the inside of the card I kept things clean and simple.  The butterflies match the DSP on the front of the card.

I love the color mix of the Patio Party DSP and the banner print makes a perfect background.

It also made a great addition to the envelope.  By attaching a piece of DSP to the flap of your envelope you can create a very special matched set that is sure to surprise the recipient.

Papers: Midnight Muse (#126843). Primrose Petals (#126841), Summer Starfruit (#126839), Whisper White (#100730), Patio Party DSP (#126916)
Inks: Primrose Petals (#126858), Midnight Muse (#126860)
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners (#126257), Curly Cute (#120510), Make A Cake (#126742)
Other Supplies: Midnight Muse Stitched Ribbon (#126847), Bird Builder Punch (#117191), Big Shot (#113439), Bitty Banner Framelits (#129267), Paper Piercing Tool (#126189), Stampin' Pierce Mat (#126199), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (#126187)

Patio Party DSP (126916)
Bird Builder Punch (#117191)

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  1. The candles are such a perfect element for this week's sketch ... love them with the horizontal banners ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

  2. OMG the flame using the SU bird punch. I have that punch and NEVER thought of it. Brilliant. Love your card and great take on the sketch at Unscripted Sketches. Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches.

  3. Fabulous card! This sketch really did beg for birthday candles, didn't it? The banner paper that you used adds such a fun & festive feel to your card! Love how nicely you finished the inside too! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and creativity with us this week at Unscripted Sketches :)

  4. Ooops....forgot to mention your clever use of the bird punch for the flame! Great thinking!

  5. Cute card - I have these papers too! Thanks for playing at US!

  6. Ribbon candles - how clever! And the wing as a flame - too smart! Thanks for sharing your ideas and playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches!