Friday, January 9, 2015

Sketch Birthday

I recently was gifted this wonderful die frame for Christmas and I just adore it and love all the possibilities in which it can be used. And, when I saw the sketch and dare challenge at the Die-Namites blog I thought it was a great opportunity to use it. Butterfly Frame is the name of the die.


The dare was that one had to use pink besides using at least one of the Die-Namites dies. Well I only have one die so far from them, so it was all I had to work with. But I think with the wonderful pattern papers from the Gina K. Designs Fight Like a Girl pack I think I pulled it off. I also added various shades of flat daisies to make a more substantial looking bloom. I used my Craft-Dee Bowz bow making tool to make a bow that corresponded in similar pink shades. My sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs Stippled Nature set. 

My card will be lined inside it as the darker card stocks do not show up well when one stamps on them. I am still debating on an inside verse so that will be finished later on. That way I can have the verse fit the recipient!

Below is the sketch.


And here is the die I used:


I know I was limited on what I could do but I tried to sort of follow the sketch. Anyway, I had so much fun making this card design so even if I did not quite do the challenge right it was a great opportunity for me to get creative. And I always like to do my own interpretation of a sketch.

Thanks so much for visiting and for all the wonderful comments you always leave me. Have a great weekend.

God bless,
Verna

20 comments:

Judy Woodland said...

Well, you really nailed it. This is one beautiful card. Love the black with the die cut frame, just stunning. I have several Die-namites dies and I just love them. So many possibilities. Well done, my dear!!

Lisa Babitz said...

You did a great job with this card, Verna! It's gorgeous!!

Becky said...

Beautiful card Verna! Loving that die.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful die and card. Great interpretation of the sketch.

Barbara said...

Lovely card and you made great use of your one die.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! How pretty, Verna! I love the striking black in your card with the springy Valentine colors! Great Birthday card, and really pretty take on the sketch! hugs, de

Asha said...

This is a really pretty card, Verna. The die cut sets it off perfectly... no need for much of anything. Well done!
hugs, Asha
(Hope hubby is felling better)

Shari M said...

Great take on the sketch. Like the background paper with the darker cut.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I like the black with the soft colors -- were you able to upload this in the challenge? I couldn't find the linky to do it!

Verna Angerhofer said...
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Verna Angerhofer said...

I noticed I have the link at the top and is highlighted. It is named Die-Namites blog, So click there and you can find where to link at the bottom. Only the names show of the artists, and not the complete creations.

Karen D. said...

so pretty...

Anna Jernigan said...

Spot on, and gorgeous!!!

ionabunny said...

Very pretty card. The black die is very striking against the ink. Hugz

Peggy Lee said...

Great creation Verna.....I am so happy you played along with us....great Christmas Gift to be given...thanks for playing along with us for the Die~Namites Sketch & Dare Challenge for Jan. 2015, best of luck

Susie Bentz said...

Nice take on the sketch - I like the butterfly paper you used for the banner, too! Thanks for playing along with the January Sketch and Dare Challenge with Die-namites!

Verna Angerhofer said...


Tonya Gibbs has left a new comment on your post "Sketch Birthday":

Wow pretty card. I just love how you used the die here. Thanks for playing along with the Die-namites.com Sketch & Dare challenge. Good luck!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I accidentally deleted Tonya's comment so I did a copy and paste of it here. Sorry Tonya.

Anniesstampingcorner said...

Beautiful card love it

Lynne Forsythe said...

Verna, even though you only have one of our dies.....your card is BEAUTIFUL and your take on the Sketch is fabulous. Thank you for playing along with Die~Namites Dies January Sketch Challenge and Dare!