Good Morning! Well, today has started out to be a beautiful day. I have a DR appt this afternoon (my 30 week check up) but hopefully that will go ok. I always get stressed before my appts, so card making really helps to lower my anxiety levels. For today's card I am participating in a couple of challenges. First the Waltzing Mouse Weekly Sketch Challenge. Our challenge was to use this sketch:
I immediately thought of the Stampin' Up! set "Aviary", and thought the cute birdcages from the set would be perfect for this layout. The second challenge I am playing along with is the weekly color challenge at "The Paper Players". The challenge was to use Real Red, Black, and White on a card. For my card I used the SU "Aviary" stamp set, and SU's "Curly Cute" sentiment set. I wasn't crazy about Curly Cute when I first received it, but after using it several times it has grown on me. The DSP is from the BasicGrey Ambrosia 6x6 paper pad. I cut three different patterns of paper and adhered them to a piece of white card stock. I then used my corner rounder punch on the corners, and then distressed the edges with a sanding block. I then machine stitched around the entire cardbase. The ribbon bows are plain back ribbon from Oriental Trading. The bling is from SU. I really like the look of my card, it reminds me of those super trendy stores that I go into, but never buy anything from. lol As always I really do appreciate you stopping by to visit my blog, and I hope you have a wonderful day!