Hello, everyone! Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a good week. Today is the day that my oldest son is leaving the nest and moving into his first apartment. He and his college roommates decided to get an apartment together and today is the day. They have known each other since kindergarten so I am pretty sure they won't have any trouble getting along! I am so excited for him - and for all of them - on this new chapter of their lives.
It's time for the first card sketch at Sketch N Scrap today and Heather has created a great one for us to work with.
I stayed true to the sketch only changing the sentiment to the focal point and then adding a couple of banners in place of the sentiment on the sketch.
I pulled out an old My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad - Now & Then 'Mildred'. I have a few of these paper pads that are about half used that I need to get out work through. It wouldn't take much to get them all used.
The sentiment is from an older Close To My Heart stamp set - Joyful Birthday (B1419).
One of the things that bug me with collections like this one is that the background of some of the papers is not a true white or a true cream and when you try to match it up, well, it generally sticks out like a sore thumb! So to remedy that problem, I took some Bamboo ink from Close To My Heart and swiped the ink pad across a piece of white cardstock to get the color a little closer to the background and I liked it so much better!
It's hard to tell in the photo but I added foam tape to the back of the scalloped circle to add some dimension.
Be sure to stop by Sketch N Scrap to see the beautiful creations from the design team. I would love to see your take on the sketch, too!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great day!