Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #60

Yesterday was a very special birthday, my nephew Maguire turned 17!  (Sigh) I remember holding him the day he was born and 7 felt like last week so 17 is almost a surprise.  Happiest of Birthday's Maguire you have grown into such an amazing young man and I cannot wait to know you at 27.

Now onto this weeks challenge card from AHSC.  I decided to try and be as close to the design as I could be this week as it is a great design and has so many possibilities!  I know I say that often but truly, Michelle gives us wonderful designs that provide a great base for our creative minds to play with.  Thank you Michelle and thank you to Darla for taking Michelle sketches and turning them into the digital format that you see every week.

Products that I used for this weeks card are:

- The Balloon Ride Paper Packet
- Saddle, Creme Brulee and Lagoon Cardstock
- Cricut Artisite pg.70 for both the balloon and sentiment
- Saddle Ink
- Bitty Sparkles

One tip for making this card, I cut the balloon paper to the same length as the base lagoon cardstock.  This way when I used the scallop border punch the balloon paper then fit onto the cardstock (with a frame) and I didn't loose too much of my pattern.  I wanted the pattern to continue from the top piece to the bottom for my own astetic reasons, I like the continuity and effect of the balloon being cut in half drawing your eye to the Happy Birthday.

Thank you for stopping by and I truly appreciate your comments.  Follow the link to check out all the great artwork submitted to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope you get inspired and decide to come play along!  We would love to see what you create and you might get voted as one of the top 3 cards of the week! 

Happy Crafting!


  1. I really love how you made sure every flowed smoothly with your design. It really is a great card....I love it.

  2. That is a great tip about using the scallop border punch, I must remember that!

  3. wow, this is totally cute! luv it!

    sparkle & shine *~*


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