October 9, 2014

Happy Birthday {MFTWSC197}

It's been a long, long time since I've played along in the Wednesday sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things. Since I'm on a creative roll this week, I thought I had better jump in while the mojo is flowing. I absolutely adore this crooked panel for WSC197!

I stamped the background using the Happy Birthday background stamp in Grout Gray ink and then added the Sour Apple Polka Dot Cover-Up as my crooked panel. I really like how the background peeks through the dots.

I cut out the Happy Birthday Die-namics in Electric Red card stock and then stamped the HAPPY in Nightshift Blue ink. I felt like I need to add a little something to it, so I cut out a Balloons STAX and tied it to the 'birthday'. Pretty fun, don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: delicious birthday (mft), happy birthday background (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), electric red (mft), sour apple (mft), nightshift blue (mft)
ink: grout gray (mft), nightshift blue (mft)
accessories: happy birthday die-namics (mft), stitched circle stax (mft), pierced fishtail flags stax  (mft), balloons stax (mft), stacking stars die-namics (mft), polka dot cover up (mft), white perle thead, foam tape


  1. I'm always amazed at your talent, Karen. Your cards are completely different from my distressed aesthetic, but every time I see them I just admire their clean beauty.

  2. Great card Karen - I struggle with overly asymmetirc ideas, but you really knocked this one out of the park! That little touch of tieing the balloon string is perfection ;) Rx

  3. Wow, I love your crooked panel, the colors you used and all of the cute details!

  4. Hey, this rocks! I love the colours you used!