My First Ever Challenge

I don't usually do well with sketches, but that's because I'm way too literal. This one at PageMaps gave me motivation to do my MIL's birthday card for the beginning of January. While she was here for Thanksgiving, I got some Inkadinkadoo birthday-themed stamps. The challenge was to use the sketch as a guideline, but the finished card had to incorporate a stamped image. My submission uses a stamp in silver pigment ink from the same Inkadinkadoo set on the red strip, the cupcake with glitter frosting, and the Happy Birthday sentiment (another Inkadinkadoo set from Costco). I regret that the sponsor of the contest is Hero Arts and I don't have any of their stamps. (Shhhh...this could be a good way to get some! :-))

I hope my MIL likes it. Shoot...I hope PageMaps likes it! :-) It's pretty much a match to the sketch -- like I said...I'm too literal. I need to work on that in the new year.

Thanks for looking. If nothing else, this was a good exercise and I got a nice card out of it. I may try another challenge in the future.



Shemaine said...

I love your card! Welcome to the world of blogging! Come play at a great challenge blog called We have a scrappy RAK up for grabs every month! You could be a winner there too!!! Good Luck with your card @ pagemaps!

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