In the end I decided to go with a birthday themed card. I need to add to my stock so I can try to be diligent with sending cards on time this year. Of course, I say that as I have a gift for my niece who lives in Switzerland sitting on my dining table.
Anyway, here is my project for this sketch!
I decided to have the diagonal piece be a part of the greeting. The color scheme was inspired by a color combination I saw on Pinterest. For these colors I used Stampin' Up! colors of Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant, Cherry Cobbler and Strawberry Slush. The "Happy" is from the So You stamp set in the 2015 Occasions Catalog and the "birthday" is from the Celebrate Today stamp set also in the 2015 Occasions Catalog. I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for some background interest and the Bermuda Bay sequin trim ribbon. I knew I wanted to use this sequinned ribbon, so I actually chose the color scheme to incorporate the Bermuda Bay color!
I actually created another card with this sketch. I used the chevron punch and used the same color combination as above.
Hope these ideas bring you additional inspiration! Enjoy.
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