Here's the sketch they've asked us to follow:
And here's my interpretation of the sketch:
The banner was cut from the same pink cardstock as the mat and embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.
I threaded some pink crochet thread through two of the tiny scalloped openings and tied a little bow for embellishement.
I did not print the inside message in black, but rather used a soft gray instead to stay with the soft tones of the card. The little pink heart is from a hole punch that I have, believe or not! You can't imagine how many times I have used that punch to make tiny little embellishments like this.
The "tiles" in the upper and lower right hand corners are some fun little self-adhesive ones I found in the clearance room at Michaels. They actually have some sparkle embedded in them and are translucent. I think they were the perfect touch for this card, because they mimic the square pattern of the gingham paper. I did only use three total on this card. I felt that four (as they show in the sketch) would have been just a bit too much, as they are a larger embellishment.
My oldest sister had given me the gingham and solid pink cardstock when I visited with her over the Memorial Day weekend. I was so glad I had them when I found out I needed to make this card. Thanks for all the card-making goodies, Pat!
I hope you enjoyed seeing today's card. Why not enter the challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas yourself? I actually have not entered a sketch challenge before--this is my first--and I really enjoyed it.
Thanks for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.