I knew Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop came the day after the Stamp-a-Faire, but I had no time to prepare ahead. Luckily, the inspiration pieces are great, and meant to help you complete a card quickly. Since I need a couple birthday cards for guys in September I chose this combination of colors and sketch.
I followed the sketch almost exactly, skipping only the ribbon/twine & bow. I pulled out some Fine Linen and True Black patterned papers and cut strips for some of the diagonals, and two thinner strips of Dark Chocolate. The 2012 Birthday Tags were a perfect answer for the circle element in the sketch.
The Birthday Tags cut perfectly with a circle punch and I added slightly larger True Black and Fine Linen circles as mats.
Quick and easy---another sketch to come back to when I'm in a hurry for a card. You can find the other color combos and sketches here.
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, True Black, Fine Linen (PTI)
Patterned Papers: True Black, Fine Linen (PTI)
Stamp: 2012 Birthday Tags (PTI)