Hello my friends I hope that you are having a wonderful day today.  Today my project is for the Global Design Project’s sketch challenge.  Their sketch challenge this week is a very versatile!  They give you free range to move things around or change elements.   Here’s my card for the challenge.

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Here’s this weeks sketch for #GDP070.

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My card this week focuses on my year long goal of drawing more attention to sending out more birthday cards.  So I actually started out making another card for this challenge, but once I finished it.  I didn’t like it so I started over.   I decided to create a birthday card instead.

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Tips & Tricks:

To create the row of colorful candles at the bottom of the card I used the new Candle Border Punch (that you may have missed like I did the first time I looked at the Occasions catalog it’s hidden at the bottom of page 7).   I used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper behind the border of candles.   I cut small strips using the DSP at (1/2″ x 5″ & 1/4″ x 5″).  This is a great way to use scraps of the Designer Series Paper that you used on other projects.

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When I started laying the card it it just wasn’t popping.  It needed something, so I thought about many different things, but finally I went with a simple very very thin mat of Basic Black.  This made the top layer pop of the striped Designer Series Paper.

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To tie the inside of the card in to the outside I used the same Designer series paper that was used on the front both on the little stripes and behind the candles.   Both my sentiments came from the Designer Tee Sale-A-Bration stamp set.   I just love the image on the inside it makes me giggle.  And even better I got it for FREE since it was a Sale-A-Bration Item.

Here’s another look at my card for today.

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Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you enjoyed my card.  I also hope that you check out all the cards created for the Global Design Projects Sketch challenge this week; you can check them all out by clicking here!

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