Monday, June 14, 2010


Happy Monday Stampers! Here is my interpretation of this week's sketch challenge. I had fun with this sketch and the card came together rather easily.

Berly (prounounced Barley) is a co-worker who also is a stamping friend. It is her birthday this month and I used this week's sketch for her card. For my birthday she gave me the Happy Birthday embossing folder. I found it fitting then to make her birthday card using the folder. I cut out the image as always and decided to cut off all of the curliques because it would have been too difficult to cut around them.

Berly's name is spelled out in letters from doodlebug and covered with flock. Originally I had green letters, but the greens didn't match up. I pulled the letters off and made her name again with pink letters. I then colored the main image using some pink to tie the pink into the main image. finally I added the flower in the upper corner. That's my tip for today. Experiment with different colors that might not necessarily go with the papers you decided to use. Tie the colors together by using the extra color in coloring the image.

Stamps: A Surprise Cheer

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black

Markers: Copics YG 11, 13, 17; RV 13, E 43, 44, 57, 77

Accessories: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, Doodlebug Loopy Lou Adhesive stickers, daisy flower

Paper: Lime Rickey Catawaba patterned paper


  1. This is adorable, Karen...I like your colors and layout!!

  2. Karen this is just so cute! Berly will love it! The color combo is great. It ALMOST looks like a paisley, but I won't tell anyone. LOL!

  3. Oh wow, that is so cute! I like the colors and paper choices, the layers, I think it looks wonderful.

  4. Pretty card. What a great way to use the CB folder. Didn't think about that technique. I'm sure your stamping friend will really like it!