Celebrate card

Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps, Challenges, Happy Birthday Cards | 9 comments

Hello! Another Friday, another AnnaBelle Stamps challenge. This week is a sketch challenge. We would love you to play along.

I decided to rotate the sketch a quarter turn to the right. I came across this card by Kelly Rasmussen and I LOVED it…and so the inspiration for my card was born. I had to add the circle element in, so I decided to do some making and distress ink blending on the background to create sun rays. I am really happy with how it turned out.

I used the Shape it Up stamp set to create the dots on the bunting. I even pulled out my neglected sewing machine AND another first in a long time is glitter – to be honest I can’t stand the stuff – I hate how you wear it for days afterwards!! But I needed some extra shine on the card, so went for it!

Don’t forget that Andrea is now offering free digi stamps each month – you can find this month’s freebie here. The Deal of the Week this week (which starts on Friday and will run until the following Friday)  is the Shape it Up stamp set which is 20% off for one week.

I’m entering this card in the Stitching & Sewing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Shape it Up stamp set

Ink: Memento – Rose Bud, Sweet Plum, Versacolor – Lagoon Blue, Ranger Distress Ink – Seeded Mustard

Card: Hero Arts Layering Papers – Pool, Punch, Iris, Daffodil,  Regal Craft card – square textured

Other Supplies: Mask It Film, Distress Ink blending tool, Carl Carft heart punch – small, sewing machine, Stardust Glitter, Sakura Quickie Glue pen

This week’s winner will receive a $10 Gift Voucher to the AnnaBelle Store. Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles’ projects – their links are on my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by,


About our challenges:
– We post our challenges every Friday at 8:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
– Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Friday at 10:00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge.
– Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $10.00 Gift Voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps (or something equivalent).
How To Play Along:
– Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
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  1. I love the design of this card – the sketch is evident but not strictly followed. Plus the colours are so bright and stunning.

  2. I love your take on this sketch Marion! This card has such a warm happy feel!!!

  3. Marion this is amazing! I love the sunburst and those banners! Gorgeous!

  4. Great interoperation of the sketch and also love your inspiration card, from Kelly 🙂 Pretty and cheerful colours and the big “sun rays” are wonderful!

  5. You amaze me Marion! When I saw you card I thought that it was the most perfect take on the sketch and sooooo clever… I had an aha, now why didn’t I think of that moment. Thanks again for the wonderful inspiration!

  6. Your take on the sketch is fabulous Marion – I always take them too literally. Love your card 🙂

  7. I think I need your glasses Marion!!!! I love your take on each of the recent ABS sketches.
    This is a fabulous card. 🙂

  8. Thats such a cool way to use the sketch and such a fun happy card Marion :0)
    Jenny x

  9. This is one AWESOME card, Marion! LOVE your take on the sketch, your banner, your gorgeous background and the lovely bright and happy colours, LOVE it!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

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