I took a little time yesterday to create this card so I could participate in a couple of challenges that are current. I will add this to my stash of birthday cards that I keep on hand for last-minute giving. I do like how this layout came together so perhaps I will bring it back for a card ministry project in the future. Happily everything except the pretty ribbon is carrying forward into the new catalog that goes live on June 4th. We did get two years for the pretty shimmer ribbon, so I can’t really complain.

The first challenge I’m participating in is this cute sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I substituted my pretty ribbon for the leaf images, added a couple of layers, and the rest of it is exactly as depicted in the sketch. I do like the simplicity of this sketch, and I may revisit it (as I said earlier).

This is the second challenge that I incorporated into this card. This one (as you can see) is a color challenge. I love these soft colors together, so I really wanted to use it for this card. I’m so glad that I was able to pull together a card for both of these challenges!

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