Thursday, July 17, 2008

The 2 day sketch card

Man, sometimes when you start a card, everything flows great. The colors come to you right away, images are stamped perfectly the first time, etc. And sometimes they don't! That was this sketch card. Whew, this little guy took 2 days, morphed from butterflies to flowers, several different colors and DP in the trash bin -oh, and the kicker -I accidentally made it 5 3/4" wide, so now it WON'T fit in my envelopes!! Mama said they'd be days like this... (be sure to check out this month's Fan Club gallery for a card by me that epitomizes that saying). Anyway, it's done now and here it is!

This is for SCS sketch 185. I really like this sketch, it's great for showcasing horizonal images. I used some of my new Basic Grey Euphoria pad and framed it with Rose Red and Gable Green. The images are from Verve's Thankful Blossoms and the sentiment is from PTI Birthday Basics. I used some of Heidi's (Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts) wide striped organdy in a pale green color and her rose red grosgrain. The centers of the flowers have a bit of punched green and silver brads and stickles on the swirly parts. Both center panels are popped up on dimensionals. I finished it by adding a piece of my silver Hodgepodge Hardware.

Card Deets:
Stamps – Thankful Blossoms by Verve Visual, Birthday Basics by PTI
Paper - rose red, gable green, Basic Grey Euphoria
Accessories - silver brads, circle and flower punch, small rectangle nesties, ribbons, hardware, stickles


  1. this came out beautifully- glad you were able to finish and post it. I had mine done and could not upload it because of internet problems so apparently Wed was a problem day

  2. This is so beautiful... and those brads just kick it up a notch!

  3. oh wow - this is gorgeous Michelle!!!