Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Sketchers 44 - Wedding Bells

Can't believe I am posting again this week. I seem to be getting more addicted than ever to the blog world. I couldn't resist not taking part in Friday's Sketchers this week and to be honest I feel the time spent on every card is improving. If I used to spend 4 hours deciding which paper to use (I'm not joking) now I am spending 30 mins. Maybe my ever increasing stash is helping out here - in fact I have promised my DH that I would not buy anything else till summer.
Sure, sure I will try but I am already craving to spend some more - nestabilities, a border puncher, more sizzix dies, designer paper ... I could go on but don't wanna bore you to death with my early Christmas letter to Santa. So here are the details of my card:


Gift of Love - BoBunny papers
White card stock
Pool and Copper - Adirondack Paint Dabbers
Black Staz On Ink
Doodlebug Wedding Icons
Faber Castell Water Colours (for the bell)
Chalk - Pebbles Inc.

Big Bite
Paper Trimmer (Purple Cow)
Die cut machine
Birds embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Circle Frames - Sizzix
How to:

  1. Trim two panels from the double sided paper in order to have one smaller than the other.
  2. Cut the extra paper from the inside of the bigger panel (thrifty again, lol!) and use it for the third and smaller panel.
  3. Trim a narrow panel from white cardstock, cutting one edge with a scallop trimmer. Punch holes with the big bite or any paper punch. Cut another extra narrow cut out for the second panel/embellishment.
  4. Cut a panel from Gifts of Love so that the borders are visible. Stick the sentiment.
  5. Paint a piece of chipboard with copper paint (I added a dab of red and black to match the colours better). Die cut into the largest circle.
  6. Cut another circle with a pair of scalloped edged scissors. (Circle drawn with a compass). Chalk and ink the edges for extra definition. Stick the doodlebug image on cardstock for added strength and assemble all three as shown.
  7. Dab the edges of the designer paper in Pool and fix as in picture.


Riet said...

wowww Josianne,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Steph K (booga3) said...

Beautiful card! Great directions to go with!

Good luck on your promise to DH, too!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Beautiful card! Great directions, too!

Good luck on your promise to DH!

Ellie said...

Beautiful! I love the designer paper you used!

Ila said...

Wow!! this is So Beautiful!! the colors and scalloped edges!!..Hugs, Ila

Lorraine A said...

Lovely card Josianne, love the papers :-)
I agree with you about Mr Linky, it's much easier,,, hope all challenge blogs start to use it :-)

Tab said...

oooh fab card sweetie! Love the papers and image. Best of luck with the not buying stash till the summer LOL!
Hugs Tab xxx

scrapnnMO said...

Wow your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love your take on the sketch! AWESOME job! Have a lovely weekend! ♥Dawn♥

Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog!

Erin... said...

Great card!! Love the colors and those yummy papers!

Danielle said...

Fab card Josianne! Love the colours and great details on the card!
Hugs, Danielle

SemSee said...

This is gorgeous! I love everything about it! And I take ages choosing papers too, so you're not alone there! LOL!
Hugs, Sem x

Lorraine A said...

you have to come to my lessons to learn how to make the flowers ha ha , alternatively just hop over to Poppets blog and see her tutorial :-) you'll have to scroll back a couple of pages though :-)

Susa said...

Lovely card :)

Hugs, Susa

joey said...

Hiya, I just love this, I love the red for a wedding! great colour scheme.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is beautiful! Pretty colors :)

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous! great distressed papers, love all the layers!
I guess I need more stash, because it still takes me forever to pick paper! :)
Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Maria

mueppi said...

Such a wunderful card with great colours!
Hugs Gisela

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, gorgeous colour combo.

Emma said...

Stunning the colour.
Emma x

~Christina~ said...

This is so very lovely. Just stunning!


So Beautiful!!! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

sandra tomlinson said...

what a beautiful card xx

Moni said...

Just love it! Hugs, Moni

Lynsey said...

This is such a lovely card!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Danielle said...

Hi Josianne
Pop on over to my blog - there is something waiting for you!
Hugs, Danielle

Bev said...

Wow, what a fabulous card x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card, such pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at FS.

megastamper said...

thank you for your wonderful and so lovely card to my sketch. it looks very pretty and fabulous.
hugs, bea

Jacilynn said...

Love this card. I'm going to have to do this sketch. It's a fabulous one!