I needed a quick card for a birthday party Sofia was invited to this past weekend. When I'm in a time crunch, the best place for me to start is a sketch challenge - I'm usually able to picture what's-gonna-go-where within the first 5 minutes... (but that's not always how things turn out!)
Here's the sketch from the Card Patterns blog:
And here's my take:
I figured since Clear & Simple stamps is sponsoring the challenge this week, why not play along using some of their stamps? *wink*
I started out by stamping my cute kitty (from "taglines: critters") onto a scrap of orange patterned cardstock, and cut her out. I then stamped the kitten again onto a die-cut circle, and stamped the speech bubble nearby. Once I masked those two elements, I stamped a woodgrain pattern (from CSS "background basics 1" set) and used some distress ink to darken up the whole circle. I used a pattern from that same background set to create the blue+white pattern on the triangle mat. Love it.
My favorite part of the card? (besides miss kittie, of course...) The swirly pattern climbing the card alongside the orange scalloped border. It's the little things that make me happy!
I'm also entering this card into the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge: using 2 colors, opposite each other on the color wheel.
Thanks for peeking!