My sweet little niece will be turning 11 in July. I used the CAS(E) this Sketch #32 challenge to create her card! At first I was puzzled by this sketch. I couldn't seem to get the balance just right. But with a little playing and experimenting, I think I found just the card I was looking for. I hope my niece will really like it :)
Here's the sketch:
And here's my card:
My style seems to be all over the map these days! Back to clean and simple on this one. I ended up rotating the sketch clockwise and went to work from there. I am just in love with that little hamster from Paper Smooches. The background is Paper Smooches as well, I think from the Geographic set. The sentiment is Avery Elle and the balloons are from yet another old set that I salvaged in my purge - they are from Stampin Up. The background behind the circle is also from old, salvaged supplies. I used a Stampin Up background stamp for the textured blue, and I used an extremely old embossing template to "impress" the flowers. This was old-school dry embossing with a stylus - I don't have an embossing/die cutting machine!! Although I have been thinking for a while now that I really do need to get one!
Hope you like it, and hopefully my niece will too!
Have a sweet day!