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Monday, June 9, 2014

Galaxy of Stars

Sunday as I was reading some of my favorite blogs  I came to Karen Giron's blog, The Sweetest Thing and her Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 222 post.

I really liked the sketch....
Then as I was looking at all of the cards created by the Sweet Sunday Stampers I came across this bold and fun creation from Tracy Clemente...

Isn't it such a fun birthday card with all the colors, stars and banner? I was so inspired by Tracy's card that I wanted to make a fun Father's Day card for my dad so I got right to it.
 Here is how my card turned out...
 It actually turned out very similar to Tracy's. The colors are different and I had to make my banners as all my banner stamps were too large. I used a tiny alphabet stamp set and stamped them with Versa Mark watermark ink onto the cardstock and embossed them with white embossing powder. I then hand cut each letter into a banner and glued them along the stamped line. I then did some pen stitching on each banner to make them look like they were sewed on. I also stamped the red ribbons at each end of the banner and added punched stars and a gold ball to the center of both of the star centers. I also did hand pen stitching along the edge of the circle.
And instead of saying happy birthday I changed the sentiment to Happy Father's Day.
I like how the black background really helps the colors to pop.
My husband came into my craft room/office today and saw the finished card laying on the table and made the comment that it was a pretty cool card. Wow, I think that is the first time he has ever made a comment on one of my cards unless I asked him for his opinion. So he really must have liked it to voluntarily offer his opinion like that.  
Check out Karen's card that she made with the sketch and all the other Sweet Sunday Stampers. I promise you will be inspired.
Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful day!


  1. This is such a happy card! I love how you drew inspiration from Tracy. Fabulous job with the sketch and I hope you join us again soon!

  2. Now that is a fun and bright card! I cant believe you made your whole banner the way you did, it looks terrific!


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