Let me just say that this was very much outside my comfort zone. I am not a load-em-up type person, except maybe in the layering department. This sketch had a lot of layers and also required the use of hardware. On top of all that, I wanted to make it SU Only, just because.
I started out with some Maine Blueberry DS paper, selected the Not Quite Navy and Old Olive coordinating card stock, and spent a while getting the layers on the rectangle pieces the right sizes.
For the round piece, I decided to use the patterns in the paper and I punched out several of them to layer on two Scallop Circles.
Then I raided my Antique Brass HPH and went to town! I started with the brad in the center of the round layer, added the little tab thingie on the top piece, and chose the oval frame for a sentiment. I also added three more brads to balance the nekkid, unadorned left side.
The sentiment is from the Cheers To You set; I inked just the Cheers word with the Not Quite Navy marker, stamped it on Very Vanilla, and punched it out with the Small Oval punch.
Finally, I decided the ribbon looked lonely and too small, so I added some more. I mean, since I was already loading up this card with stuff, why not add more ribbon?! I kinda like it. ;-)
One challenge down. Maybe I'll tackle my January Birthday cards next. Maybe.