Hello!  I know, I don’t often post on Sundays, but I wanted to share a card I made last night, combining several online challenges and using some of my older products.

The current Shopping Our Stash challenge theme calls for using numbers in some way, and at Clear It Out they want us to use products that are orange.  I remembered that in one of my older Basic Grey paper collections there was a print with numbers all over it, so I got that out, and by good chance, some of the numbers were an orangey color!  The current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has a nice large panel that seemed like a good way to showcase the number print.  Another paper in the same Basic Grey collection had a orangey-yellow block pattern, and there was a coordinating more-or-less solid paper (from a distance it looks solid, but up close you can see streaks and color variations in it).  The sketch pulled the three papers together nicely.  I felt the numbers would work well for a birthday theme, so I stamped a party hat from one of my older Lawn Fawn stamp sets onto a scrap, colored it to coordinate with the papers, fussy cut it, and attached it in the place of the round element on the sketch.  I positioned the hat and the banner a bit lower than the way it’s drawn on the sketch to allow that sideways orange 8 to show.  (Or maybe it’s supposed to be infinity?)  It all came together like this:


So there ya have it.  I figure it will be a good any age card to send to Operation Write Home.  Although the colors do suggest a boyish or masculine vibe, I think it’s pretty gender neutral.  And it felt good to finally cut into that number paper!

Thanks for stopping by today!  All comments are read and greatly appreciated.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Hats Off to You (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Naturals White (Stampin’ Up); “Brigham”, “Zachary”, and “Marigold” papers from Oh Baby! Boy collection (Basic Grey)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic)

4 Responses to “clearing some stash with a sketch”

  1. A perfect card for OWH. Love that number paper. Isn’t all that matchy-matchy wonderful?

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  2. Great card! Love the papers you used. Thanks for sharing at CIO.

  3. Love this fun card. And I agree, it’s a perfect card for Operation Write Home. I bet some lucky son or daughter will get this cheerful birthday card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. I love this! The sketch is simple enough to showcase that fun paper. I think I’ll try CASEing this one.

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