Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Go To Sketch Site - Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Raised number "13", stamped image and circles

One of my go-to sites for sketches is Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I am amazed at the quality and challenge of the sketches the design team produces each week. Make sure you "bug on over" and check out their challenge  and the beautiful work of the design team each Wednesday. I have the site bookmarked and visit each week for great inspiration. What amazing talent! Anywhooo....

I was in need of a 13 year old birthday card for my dear friend's son ( who is like a son to me) and used their sketch for inspiration. Even though the DT has such cute, pretty cards, I used the sketch for a more masculine feel. My "son from another mother" loves orange so I had to incorporate lots of orange in the card. Yes, I am using all retired items, but they were the great ones that I held on to. 

All items Stampin' Up!

Stamps - Bring On the Cake ( Spring Mini 2011- retired)
Paper - Travel Journal DSp ( Summer Mini 2010 - retired), night of navy, wisper white, pumpkin pie card stock
Ink - basic black, night of navy, pumpkin pie 
Accessories - 1" 3/4" 1/2" circle punches, dimensionals, glitter brads.


  1. What a great card for a guy. The colors and circle embellishments are perfect. Yehhh for retired stamps. I have a bunch of those too. Aren't they wonderful?! I love the depth to your card. Your friend's son will love this card! Thanks for sharing your card with us.
    Nancy SSw-DT

  2. What a sweet image. Love your fun sweet color and added detail. So sweet. Thanks for the complement about my sketch blog. Have a sweet week. Arlana@SSW!!!

  3. Oh Tara, this is fabulous!!!!!! I love your colors and the row of punched circles with the brads!! Super clever highlighting the #13 too! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


  4. What a fantastic Male card Tara, love the colour combo and the geometric look.
    Great idea to highlight the no's as you have too!

  5. Oh, your card is wonderful. What a great birthday card for anyone but your 13 year old son from another mother will love this one. Love your papers, colors and the raised 13. Clever! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Judi SSW DT

  6. What a great card, Tara! I love the color combo and the trio of circles with the brads! Great idea to feature 13 by snipping it out, too! I love your work, friend!

  7. Hi Tara, just love your card, what a great masculine card. Love the colours organge and navy look great together and your design papers work perfectly. Great job and thank so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  8. LOVE the bold colors! This is such a great card and the papers you used are perfect. Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Deanne :)

  9. Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments! This card is just fantastic! I love the colors, how you used our sketch this week and I am putting this stamp on my shopping list as we speak!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  10. Oh my gosh! A card just doesn't get any more fun than this! Great colors! Great layout!

  11. Wow this is a fantastic card Tara! I absolutely love the papers - they are perfect for this sketch. A very clever image the way you can highlight the numbers you want. A really gorgeous card and I'm so glad you've shared it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT