Sunday, September 4, 2016

Can You Case It #136 Sketch Challenge

Well, here it is, the first Sunday of September!  Can you believe it?  Where did the summer go?  Well as everyone is heading back to school, and starting to think about fall, I was pondering over this week's challenge.

It is a sketch challenge using no less than three layers.  Easy right?  Well apparently not for me.  I thought about this all week and finally it hit me!  I use layers all the time!  I was making a mountain out of a mole hill so to speak.  I decided since I have so many birthdays coming up in October, that for once, I would be prepared and make some cards and have them on hand.

I first stamped and colored this adorable birthday cake image from Fun Stampers Journey, just using some colored pencils I had laying around.  Once I saw how the cake turned out, I then needed to pick some coordinating card stock, ribbon, and buttons to match.  The rest was easy.  I embossed the top layer with a happy birthday embossing folder, stamped and die cut the sentiment and added some thin, colored ribbons to finish it off.

I now have a birthday card ready BEFORE the birthday!  That is a first for me!  Hope you like it and don't forget to stop by and check out all the fabulous cards created by our design team.  Be sure to join in the fun and add your own wonderful creations!  We would sure love to see them. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Items used:

Card stock:  red, yellow, lt. blue, white
Ink:  Fun Stampers Journey, Black Licorice  Product # [IP-0041]
Stamps:  Fun Stampers Journey, To You Stamp Set Product # [SS-0083]
Dies:  Fun Stampers Journey, To You Die Set Product # [DI-0075]  and Sizzix Tags and Words 
Embossing Folder:  Darice,  Birthday Collage
Ribbon:  1/8" thick red, white, and yellow
Buttons:  Red, lt. Blue , and White
Colored pencils:  Red, Yellow, Orange, Tan, and Light Blue


  1. Love the bright colors you used... so cheerful!! As always, beautiful coloring!

  2. Your colouring is FAB!!!! And this card is so eye-catching! It's great!

  3. Awesome card Jeanne, Love the bright colors and Your coloring is GREAT!!!

  4. Jeanne, this birthday card is fabulous! So bright and cheerful! Sure to make someone's special day!

  5. Awesome! Your cord is so full of cheery colors!!! This is so amazing!

  6. Great card Jeanne. I love how you put the Happy Birthday on the little tags. Cute.

  7. What a bright and fun birthday card! Love it!


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