Sunday, September 21, 2008

Friday Sketchers #20





Once again I made myself grab some of the gorgeous flowers and little pearl brads I have in my stash. What matters if I finish the lot, lol I'll just go on another shopping spree! Its really not difficult to open that new pack of papers of tub of brads if you are happy with the result. I can say that since I started crafting with this philosophy in mind, I realized there was a huge improvement in my cards. At least in the last three I made and mind you - I started embracing this philosophy and adhering to it for the last three days. WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG? Who knows, but I am not going back from where I came from. Let's hope the cards don't too, hehe.

Above you can see the card I made for Friday Sketchers, my first entry for this challenge site. I used matting to accentuate the coloured papers and image. What do you think? Does it work?

Materials:

Brown and White card stock
Penny Black - Skipping Rope
Black Staz on In
Brown Ink It Up Pigment Ink
See D's - Springtime Swirls - Birthday Sentiment
Retro Floral Papers by Papermania
Silk Reds/Pinks Flowers by Papermania
Pearl Brads Antique by Papermania
Bloom Dots Embossing Folder - Cuttle bug
Water Markers by FibraColour
Assorted watermark pencils - I used Derwent and Faber Castel for the Hedgie
Chalk - Pebbles Inc

Tools

Cuttlebug
Heat Gun

How to:

  1. Cut a brown card blank measuring 16 cm by 16cm. Cut a white square measuring 15 by 15 cm. Emboss the latter and chalk with pink.
  2. Cut strips of patterned paper and brown card stock to matt with slighty bigger than the patterned paper.
  3. Stamp and colour the image. Then stamp and heat emboss the sentiment.
  4. Stick and prepare as shown in the second picture. Do not assemble anything as yet.
  5. Once ready attach the flowers as shown and only then assemble everything.

13 comments:

Mrs Wonka said...

This is a really cute card! I love the matting effect, I often use this.

Mrs Wonka x

Rach said...

fabulous card, lovely colours and cute image. hugs rachxx

Allison said...

very cute
AllisonX

Torill said...

Sweet!!! The image is soo great!!!

Sharon said...

Very pretty card. I like your nice, clear instructions too.

Sharon

Marte said...

Thank you SO much for your sweet comment, and right back at ya'.. I really love your card, and your "how to" is so smart! :)

Hugs, Marte

carolann said...

Brilliant card hun well done xxxx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Such a lovely card, love the cute hedgehog!

Anki said...

Such a cute card! Very well done!
Thank you for your sweet words again on my blog. Kram from Sweden -Anki

TaraG said...

Oh so sweet...love the big flowers the go so nicely with they cute little hedgehogs skipping rope...adorable!!!
Tarag

COCO said...

very beautiful card !!!!

Kristine said...

Wow!
A very cute card and your tutorial is so helpful to others! Amazing;)
Thanks for using my sketch over at Friday Sketchers;)
Hugs from Kristine

craftyb said...

Yep...the matting works for me! Such a pretty little image! You go for it girl...open all the packs and use different things...and have fun! bx