Monday, March 22, 2010

birthday cards on parade

After a rather long hiatus from this blog (and I'm sorry to say mostly from crafting as well), I'm in need of birthday cards and so old habits are being awakened.

March has 4 birthdays at work (including my own) and all 3 of the other March birthdays are big southwestern fans. So today's card was made with the design inspiration from Our Creative Corner's current sketch challenge.

I was intrigued with the designs that Provo Craft included on their new Cricut cartridge, Old West, so I chose that cartridge for the die cuts. A Marvy Uchida pen was used to highlight the marks cut into the die cuts as well as to highlight the edges. The greeting is from Hero Arts, CL139, stamped with Ranger's Sepia archival ink. The circles were die cut with Nestabilities circles. All the card stock is from my stash; it's an ancient collection that I purchased sometime in the late 90's?? Maybe?? From the Pebbles in my Pocket store that was in Las Vegas.

One down; 2 to go. Plus in the next couple of days I'll upload the birthday card that was made for February. Thanks for looking.


Arlene said...

I know what you mean about birthday cards... got to do one for a BDay on Thursday.

The colors you've chosen are perfect for the images.

Rose said...

Very nice card! Great job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us at OCC this week!

Darsie Bruno said...

I love the wolf! Such a nice card! Thanks for joining the OCC Sketch Challenge this week!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with OCC sketch this week!!

Rachele Funk said...

Howdy Friend! Nice to see some action on your blog. . . Creating is good! Nice cards too!