Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sweet Sunday Party Hats

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC85. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing, and this sketch happens to be another of the bar napkin sketches Nancy McKinney created at CHA, so she's playing along too! This week, in addition to the sketch, Karen asked us to create a birthday card in support of Operation Write Home.

I'll be sending this little birthday card along with other cards from my stash to Operation Write Home. Please click the link for more details or visit Karen's blog. There are just a couple of requirements and one of them is no glitter.

The party hat and present images are from Beary Special Accessories which is available at Taylored Expressions. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured them with copics. I wanted to jazz up the hats a little, but no glitter...so I used my clear glaze pen to add shine to the polka dots. All the papers are from the Make a Wish Project Pantry and I used my much loved scalloped eyelet border Taylored Die on the strip of green along the bottom. I really really wanted to add some bling on that border strip but I wasn't sure...does no glitter mean no bling? I decided to play it safe and leave it plain, and I like the way it all turned out!

Hopefully you'll play along with this week's sketch and consider sending a few of your hand-made cards to Operation Write Home. Now let's go see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers created with today's sketch.
Jen Tapler
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Nancy McKinney
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

7 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Funnnnnn card! Your stitching is awesome!

Lynn said...

Fun, fun, fun!!! The little party hats and birthday gift are too cute with these great TE designer papers! Love it!

Dawn Easton said...

Karen, your card is awesome! Love the use of the sweet little images from that TE set!! I've never thought to use them alone! It's all because of you that I ordered those glaze pens ;)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gotta love those glaze pens! Fabulous card...fun papers and colours!

Vicki said...

So sweet Karen, I love how it turned out! Your coloring is awesome, I soooo want to be you!! LOL!! I was chanelling Melissa Peterman (aka Barbara Jean) then from Reba, I got hooked on the re-runs of that show recently and she says that alot, I know I am dumb!!! LOL!!!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

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Ida said...

Simply Delightful!