Wednesday, May 22, 2013

FMS87: Congratulations Card

We make cards for so many reasons: birthdays, sympathy, congratulations, and love.  We give cards to so many people: family, teachers, friends, and others.  Today I decided to make a card for myself.

My inspiration came from a Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (#87).  This very simple sketch leaves a lot of room for creativity.  You could put any shape that you wanted to on this card.

I chose the bird punch, since it is one of my favorite shapes and this card was for me.  After six weeks on a liquid diet, which I thought would make me lose my mind, I was told yesterday that I could start eating soft foods.  It was not an easy six weeks, but I made it.  So, this card is a congratulations to me!

The colors were inspired by the Sun Garden DSP which I had started using, but then decided to use simple design to keep the card clean.  The little bird is repeated on the inside.  A bright, clean card to celebrate the end of a phase.  Now on to the next one!

Supplies: Bird Punch, Pearls, Meant to Be Stamp Brush Set, You Go Grad Stamp Brush Set, A Little Of This Stamp Brush Set

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  1. I love those birds and how you used them with the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Fabulous MDS card! I think we should all make ourselves a card from time to time; great idea! Congrats on surviving the liquid diet so long; I think I'd be crazy! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.