Today I saw a great Thursday sketch on the October Afternoon blog and wanted to make a card from that sketch. For the focal image I used Papertrey Ink's 2012 Birthday Tags set, stamped in Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, and Aqua Mist inks. I hand cut the outer oval and used Spellbinders Standard Circles Small die templates to cut the inner layers. To cut the ribbon banner, I used a Nested Pennants die template, cranking it only part of the way through my Grand Calibur so that the die did not cut the end. I finished cutting the end longer by using my paper trimmer.
For the inside of the card, I used Papertrey Ink's Inside and Out Birthday set, trimming the bottom of the card with a strip of the OA Sidewalks paper to tie it into the paper ribbon element on the front of the card.
Paper are from October Afternoon's Sidewalks collection, and buttons are Papertrey Ink's Vintage Buttons in Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, and Aqua Mist. To cut the card base, I used a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die template. A bit of stitching, sanding, and sponging of distress ink, and that's it--one more birthday card for the stash. Thanks for stopping by!