Thursday, 28 May 2015

Adventure Bound Birthday

Back up to speed now with my second card this week, this time for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. I've had a couple of weeks off, but I have seen the challenges and all the fab CAS cards you all have been making. This week we have a great sketch to play with

I recently bought the DP set Adventure Bound, specifically to make cards for men for my other DT challenge blog, The Male a Room, but I thought it would work well with this sketch. Having had a quick look on the internet I took some inspiration from there and....

This is one whole sheet of the DP, isn't it fab? I added the Happy sentiment cut out using the Hello You thinlet die and instead of a banner I,ve used twine, twisted three times. The Bithday part of the sentiment is from Best Dad Ever and is stamped on vellum which I have torn and secured with a small brad. Layered onto Kraft my card is finished.

Two more views.

The second card, made using the sketch and the same DP set follows the sketch a little more closely. I started by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment from Big Day onto a different piece of DP

I made the banner using the set Happy Congratulations and as the twine was still on the table I added a couple of bits at the end to carry the bunting off the edge slightly. After stamping and punching out the lanterns I added a touch of Dazzling Details to add a shimmer effect on them and used foam pads to add dimension.


  1. Two super cards. Love the pebble paper and neat twist on the banner on the first card. Great to have you back.

  2. I agree that the designer papers you've used are perfect for masculine cards. You have two super ones here!

  3. I love your two quite different interpretations of my sketch Louise. I've really enjoyed my first month as hostess. Thanks for all your support. Stef x


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