Last week was our March Break and I had several things planned to do with the kids and hoped to be able to get in on some challenges, but alas, my youngest has been fighting off a nasty lingering chest cold so I had to stay indoors most of the time, as well as fill an order of shower invitations for my hubby's cousin. Though I thoroughly enjoyed putting them together, I yearned to get creative with some sketches I have been ogling for some time. I finally managed to throw one together for my father-in-law's birthday, which is tomorrow. (Sadly, his MDS has progressed to acute leukemia and he will need to undergo chemotherapy very soon.)
I kept it very simple though in hindsight I think I should have used some patterned paper or maybe different colours to avoid a Christmassy look. Or if I had the Swiss Dots embossing folder, I would have liked to have used it on the cream coloured matte. But I am quite pleased with how the stamp turned out, which by the way, is a recent purchase and comes from my first ever Inkadinkado stamp set. And I just love it! I already know which stamps I'm going to use next for some upcoming birthdays. I also got to use my brand new Fiskars punch that I've been dying to get.
Anyway, here's what I came up with for this week's CPS challenge sponsored by Chris Franco. I hope you like it!
And here's the sketch:
Here's the recipe:
Paper: The Paper Company Heritage Fashion Colours
Cut: Cricut New Arrival for the card, Cricut Accent Essentials for the mattes
Stamp: Inkadinkado Humorous Birthday Set
Ink: StampCraft Black Dye
Colour: Prismacolor Scholar
Punch: Fiskars Threading Water