Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mosaic Madness with FMS136 & CTD292

Thanks for stopping by!  I don't know about you, but yesterday was a busy day.  It went by so fast, that I didn't really get in any paper crafting time....sign!  But I did find some time early this morning to put together my card for the fun sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches and to play with the great bold colors at Color Throwdown

Sometimes for me the idea of what to do can be tricky.  I mean the layout is taking care of, the colors to use is done for me, but picking out which stamp set or embellishments to use can be the stumper.  I "LOVE" all of my stamp sets and find it hard deciding on which one.  They are all calling my name...Pick me!  Pick me! 

So I decided to play with Mosaic Madness and Label Love stamp sets.  I embossed with the mosaic folder in silver paper for my foreground layer.  The background layer is stamped with a few random mosaic tiles in silver ink.  To follow the sketch, I used old olive as a sub for the lucky limeade color and placed a 3/4" strip across the card.  I also used a piece of melon mambo dsp from the Quadrefancy DSP pack for the top banner.  The "happy birthday" is stamped in black.  I punched and cut a layer with the same artisan punch in melon mambo to place behind the stamped one.

For embellishments, I used a metal button tied with silver bakers twine.  I also wrapped around the old olive and whisper white background, a piece of silver 1/8" ribbon.  I also added two candy dots to the upper and lower stamped mosaic title.

As always, with me, you get to see the inside as well.  The inside never has a lot of layers or details, because I want to leave plenty of room for your hand written message, but its still an important part of the card.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, old olive, silver, melon mambo
Ink ~ silver, old olive, melon mambo, basic black
Stamp Sets ~ Mosaic Madness, Label Love
DSP ~ Quadrefancy
Misc. ~ brights candy dots, mosaic folder, silver 1/8" ribbon, silver bakers twine, metal buttons
Thanks again for stopping by to see my take on these fun two challenges.  don't forget to leave me some "love".  I always enjoy reading your comments!


Amy O said...

This card is right up my alley! I love everything about it. Fabulous use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the silver paper and silver accents! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful use of the sketch and colors!! Embossed silver!! Thxs for jkinng us at CTD!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous design--the embossed paper is perfect! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Teresa Kline said...

this is adorable! luv your style, I am also from is nice to meet you!

Have a fabulous week!

sparkle & shine *~*

Broni said...

Gorgeous way to use the sketch and colors! Love your silver embossed layer. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Jen Brum said...

This is a fabulous card Cynthia! I love the colours and love those mosaics! I love the random stamping! Looks great! Perfect use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!

Joan Ervin said...

You have used the colors and the sketch your awesome design!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!