Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches 3


These colors are so bright and happy that you can't help but have a happy birthday when you receive a card like this! Big Top Birthday DSP looks fabulous with a Tempting Turquoise background and a pop of Real Red.  I used stamps from Happiest Birthday Wishes and snuck in a candle image for the i.   The skinny taffeta ribbon that peeks out along the edge of the turquoise panel sort of sneaks up on you - like birthdays! 

Head on over to Freshly Made Sketches and join in the fun!


12 comments:

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my Linda ... you are soo right, these colours definitely radiate "bright and happy" ...
I love the busy background and the simple focal image combination and your cute little oval and button detailing is super, but I really love your creative use of the ribbon (I had to zoom in to really see how you created that ...)
Awesome job!!!

Nance Leedy said...

WOW, what a happy card--it just makes me smile! Love these colors together and the fabulous way you colored the birthday stamp. The little candle is so sweet and your ribbon treatment is genius! Just like this card, a visit here always makes me smile! So happy to be stamping with y'all this week! ((hugs))

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ha! I love that little candle in place of the "i". You are so clever, Linda. :) This is a very bright, happy, cheery birthday card, and perfect for any age, too!

Rita said...

I agree, Linda. Guaranteed happy birthday if Turquoise is involved. :) It is my favorite bright color, especially paired with red! Love the crimping and the cute little button with its adorable thread bow.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda "Happy" and "Bright" is right! What a fun card. I LOVE the candle for the letter 'i' in Birthday... so clever, and that skinny ribbon DID sneak up on me! Just like my 60th!!!!! hugs

Jen said...

Gosh Linda, these colors are wonderful together! I love how you crimped the layer behind the sentiment and made that ribbon make some sneak peeks!

Dawn said...

Some of my favorite colors! I love this card and may have to CASE it soon! :) All the details really make it special.

Aileen said...

Super bright and happy card. It really stand out. x

Lesley Croghan said...

This is such a happy card Linda! I love the bright colours and the crimped panel...awesome touch!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous bright and fun card.

Christy Q said...

This is fabulous, Linda! I love that ribbon border, just genius- just like the candle "i". Super cool birthday card!

Cindy Beach said...

What a terrific card, Linda! Love seeing your gorgeous work featured on FMS, congrats!