I am so excited to enter this week’s challenge Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #142 . I combined this challenge with another card challenge using the retiring In Colors and applied these colors to the Paper Craft Crew card sketch challenge.

PCCCS142 sketch

I had sketched my design onto a post it note two nights ago along with another card challenge I wanted to enter. I was ahead of the game! Woo Hoo! I had initially wanted to create a sympathy card. It seems this type of card is in high demand at my make-n-takes (well you know, if you live long enough, this type of card becomes a necessity). But, as the design began to fall into place, I decided to place the sentiment stamp onto the top banner.  I wanted to use “With Sympathy” but the words were too large, and it caused the banner to overpower the tree focal point; plus, even with the Stampa-ma-jig, I couldn’t get those words to go on the banner straight to save my life. After six attempts, I GAVE UP!

So, the wheels began to turn, hmmm……. How ’bout I put a sentiment/word where the star is in the sketch but use a smaller circle. I love the Starburst framelit dies, but they really needed to include “in between” sizes. I would have liked the starburst sentiment with “dad” to have been a hair bit larger. As you can see in the picture below, I decided to focus on a Father’s Day card (it is right around the corner). I think it turned out well. The colors really pop! If you can’t tell by now, bright/bold colors are my favorite!!!!!

Without further ado:




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