Sorry, I'm late again. I had the surgery on my other eye on Monday, and this one was a little tougher. A different type stint was inserted in this eye and required a bit more invasive procedure, so I'm still quite swollen.
Having problems seeing the screen, so am definitely typing in the dark, but didn't want to be any later with this week's card than I already am.
The sketch shows staples used in the ribbon strip across the top. However, that little element can be changed up a bit (use your imagination) as shown with the DT samples. Some have used staples, one has used Baker's twine, I think one has used buttons. I have used gems. I also didn't use ribbon, but rather a piece of strip that came off the paper I used for the background. It already had the scallops printed, with the solid, so I just measured a piece and used it. I added the two gems instead of the staples.
My image (as are so many of mine lately) is a colored clip art that I have collected over the years. I LUV the little ostrich with her horn-rimmed glasses. I added some small gems to each side of her glasses. She is a glitzy kind of gal, so needed the added bling!
That's basically all I had to do to create this adorable birthday card. Base card, pattern paper, image and some bling. There you go! Think I will be using this sketch (with variations on the gems) whenever I need a quick but cute card. It was just too, too easy and fun to make!