Friday, September 25, 2009

A Sketch is Only for Inspiration...right?

Hi Everyone!
TGIF to all my stamping friends! Sorry about not posting yesterday. I did work on some Christmas cards and actually got one finished; but I just never got around to scanning it and posting it. I was very excited yesterday to receive my box of goodies from Two Peas in a Bucket. It only had two things in it; but that's ok because I was happy with what I got. I got the Basic Grey Indian Summer Package and I also got the Hero Arts Cling Striped Circle Stamp. I knew that I couldn't wait to get into those beautiful papers and start creating. I already have layout plans for some of them; but I set aside a few that I thought would be great for cards. One was this curvy striped sheet that I cut a piece from for the bottom of today's card.
Now, today's card started out being my sample for this week's WSC from Beate. However, I decided almost immediately to flip it in order to make the paper work. I started with a 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 piece of Razzleberry paper that I folded in half to make the long style card. I added a 4 by 8 1/4 piece of Melon Mambo and then the patterned paper at the bottom. I stamped the circle in versamark and clear embossing powder on a piece of Crushed Curry and then used my Scallop Circle nesties to cut it out. In the paper collection package is a sheet of die- cut stickers and that is where I got the bird, the branch and the letters for the word "Autumn." I wrote the word "Blessings" with the Ranger Inksessentials embossing pen and then embossed with white EP. I added the white faux stitching and then the buttons at the bottom to finish the card.
So, as I said not exactly like the sketch; but the sketch definitely inspired me. Thanks for taking a look. I hope you like it. Have a great weekend!


Beate said...

That's what challenges are there for. To give you a starting point. Your card turned out fantastic!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and smiles

Lynn McAuley said...

Your Indian Summer looks sensational with these new SU In Colors!!

What a pretty card!!

MiamiKel said...

This is beautiful - I had to look twice! I thought it was a digi card but see the details and color and it's just bursting with beauty! Well done!

Karin said...

The colors of your card are great! And thanks for using an
untraditional size too! Love it!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

This is sooo nice! I love that paper!!! Terrific :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a beautiful card!

Vicki said...

Wonderful card! Great colors! Blessings to you!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love the change in layout! so creative and different...looks like the sketch did its job - to give the inspiration :)

Cheryl Walker said...

Very pretty, and love the sketch you came up with:) wonderful job!!


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