Friday, December 11, 2015

You're Spectacular Card

I recently attended my daughter's middle school choir concert and was awed by the talented students I heard. Of course my favorite part of the evening was my 7th grade daughter's solo (I may be a bit biased, but she was fantastic!), but there were 2 other girls I know from my church who sang in duets that were beautifully done. I thought I would make them each a card to let them know how "spectacular" they were!
A few months ago Faith Skrdla at From the Heart Stamps did a promotion where she offered four exclusive sets (including the precolored images) to anyone who donated to her daughter's hockey team. This Birdbrain digi was one of the wonderful sets, and I've used Faith's fun precolored version for my card. The matching sentiment is from this same set.
Using my Silhouette Design Studio software, I sized up the digi and sentiment and used a banner cut file around them before doing a print and cut. I also used a "Lookin' Good" cut file (sorry I don't remember where this came from, but if anyone recognizes it, please leave me a note in the comments so I can give credit). Instead of cutting it out, though, I filled it in with purple, turned off the cut lines and made a pattern with it for my background paper. After printing it out, I cut it with a die from Spellbinders Grand Large Labels set. I also made a top-hinge card base with the biggest die from this set.
I adhered both layers to the base of the card with foam squares for dimension and added some baker's twine, 4 purple gems, and 2 pairs of glasses cut out with my Silhouette for embellishments.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
From the Heart Stamps I {heart} sketches with a tWist #130

Quick Quotes - M (first Friday of the month), E1, SIO - No.58 - December - Non-holiday cards
 Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.118 -  Anything Goes


  1. How wonderful is this??!! I love this card Carrie! Not only is this a great image but I just love how you have created the background and added those sweet cut-out spectacles! Thank you for joining us at From the Heart Stamps in our I (heart) Sketches with a tWiSt challenge :-)

  2. Great sketch and adorable card, so sweet and pretty.
    Hugs, Lori m

  3. Adorable - They are going to love this encouraging card! Thanks for joining the challenge at From The Heart Stamps this week!

  4. Adorable! What a great card & I LOVE the purple! Thanks for joining our sketch challenge @ FTHS! Hope to see you back again soon :)

  5. This is beyond cute! Love the Lookin' Good print and the tiny glasses are adorable. Love this card. Thanks for playing along with us at FTHS this week.

  6. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!