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Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Pull Tag Birthday Card for Freshly Made Sketches

This birthday card that I made using the Freshly Made Sketch below makes me think of fall which is appropriate for today as the temperature only made it to 82 rather than our usual 90 something.  Although many of y'all would not consider this fall weather, we do around here.  You really can't break out the sweaters until late October most years, but I digress... If you are wondering about the tag shown in the sketch, here it is:

 I first saw a version of the flower on Amie Kiger's blog, Mimi, Myself and I.  For my version, I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge from Close to my Heart to cut two flowers (accent three "f" key, page 54) at 2.5 inches and one each at 2.25, 2.0, 1.75 and 1.5 from Crème Brulee cardstock, sponged the edges heavily with Sunset, shaped the petals and stacked them using an Antique Copper Designer brad (soon to be retired).  I cut the leaves (shift accent 3 "2" key, page 32) at 1.5 (I think), in Olive, sponged them with Olive ink, curled them and attached them with foam tape.  Here is a close up:

The bee is from the Buzz and Bumble Assortment.  Because it blended too much with the background, I colored it with Sunset followed by Crème Brulee alcohol markers.  Here is the inside of the card:

The Freshly Made Sketch:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Buzz and Bumble, Crème Brulee, Olive, Chocolate, and Colonial White cardstock
Ink:  Sunset, Olive and Chocolate plus Sunset and Crème Brulee alcohol markers
Stamps:  Joyful Birthday
Embellishments:  Décor Journaling Spot (retired), Antique Copper Brad (to be retired), Buzz and Bumble Assortment (to be retired)
Other:  Honeycomb embossing folder from Cuddlebug


  1. This is such a lovely card. The colors are fabulous and that flower? Wow! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. That flower is gorgeous! And the pull-out tag -- fabulous! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. So pretty. Love the gorgeous flower and the pull out tag. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow! I adore your card! The pull-out tag is amazing and that flower is awesome! I love all the details too! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Still love this flower by Cathy DeRouche! I also love how you used the journaling tag on a card, Hansi! Fantastic! :)