Saturday, February 14, 2015

Quilted Happy Birthday

As I perused my challenge options this morning, I selected the current challenge from Freshly Made Sketches as a starting point:

Oh, look, it's crooked, and I didn't do it.

Naturally, I saw the left vertical panel as an opportunity to break out some more washi tape. :) Here's my card, then I'll explain:

I also took the opportunity to actually use my Lil' Inker Quilted Stitched Pattern die/plate. It doesn't cut, so it's not really a die, I don't think. It just impresses the quilted pattern into the card stock. I see me using this again, and soon.

Since there were arrows in the washi tape, my brain remembered the new Seize The Birthday challenge is to use hearts and/or arrows:

so that gave me my sentiment (birthday) and embellishment (heart) for the corner of the panel. It needed something. To make the heart, I applied some washi tape to a piece of card stock, then die-cut it.

I had to add the grey panel to cut all that white, and I really like how this card turned out.

I'm also going to enter this in the current Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge:

In other news, does anyone else get the old song Shades of Grey by The Monkees stuck in their head when they play with grey card stock? No? Just me? Hmmm.

You're welcome. And yes, I still have that album.

Thanks for stopping by!

ETA: My card won Honorable Mention (selected as a favorite by one of the DT) at Freshly Made Sketches! Wheee! 

Stuff I used: MME Mint & Grey washi tape stack, and the following:


  1. Love the quilted stitch pattern and the soft colors! Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. Such a fun card! I love that quilted background! Love the soft colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Ohhhh that quilted pattern is fab! I love the soft and pretty colours and of course the WASHI!!!
    He he
    Oh, the snarky stampers are having a 50 shades of grey challenge right now if you were interested in linking up...just

  4. I'm back wearing my SoSS hat :)
    Still lovin' the washi!!!
    Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our G is for Grey challenge!!

  5. You had a very good thought process going on there as you were making this very nice card. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. I've been on a washi tape kick lately so I love how you've used it here! Great card and sketch! I like that quilted stitch die too!

  7. You have really been on a very creative roll lately! I love this addition to all your super cards.

  8. Love your card and great use of wash tape too! I never quite know what to do with it! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday this week :)

  9. I started to listen to that song. No wonder why I've never heard it before. It sucks. LOL! But not your card - love the mint and grey colors you used! Thanks for joining in the G is for Grey challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  10. Ha ha! It's crooked and you didn't do it. Very nice use of a strip 'o the washi. I added one on a card recently... feeling I need to use more but it isn't always easy to incorporate into cards. Nice simple card. I don't think it is a die either... an impression plate? Maybe? Shades of gray does not make me think of a Mousketeer song (mostly because I don't know it) but it does make me think of Dio as a kitten when Joe commented about Dio's "commitment to gray" because he is all gray, gray eyes, gray nose, gray paw pads.

  11. The grey and green look so classy together! Great use of washi tape and the sorta die, as well. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  12. Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

  13. Great take on the sketch, Lovely card, thanks for playing along with us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the 50 shades of grey challenge.


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