Here's My Card:
- Four Frames
- Teeny Tiny Wishes
- Friend to Friend (R)
- Gorgeous Grunge
- Papillion Potpourri
- Stippled Blossoms
- Crumb cake for the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" base, the 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" layer and the 1/2" x 3 1/8" banner.
- Soft Sky for 3 x 3" layer and scrap for the Decorative Label layers
- Very Vanilla 5 x 3 3/4" for first layer, 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" for stamped layer and a scrap for the Decorative layer and butterfly.
- Decorative Label Punch
- Bitty Butterfly Punch
- Square Lattice Embossing Folder (R)
- Honeycomb Embossing Folder
- Aqua Painter
- Basic Pearls
- Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Adhesive Strips
The banner strip was cut from Crumb Cake card stock and embossed with the now retired Square Lattice Embossing Folder. Three medium sized basic pearls were added for some interest.
For the 3rd layer on the card I stamped the floral image from the Four Frames stamp set in Crumb Cake on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Details on the flowers were touched up with Soft Sky ink and an Aqua Painter. One small basic pearl was added to the top flower to tie it in with the flowers on the 2nd layer. This piece was punched out with the Decorative Label punch and a border was added in Soft Sky card stock. Some small sprinkles were added in Soft Sky with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp.
|Decorative Label Punch coordinates with the Four Frames Stamp Set.|
|Four Frames Stamp set - a very stylish stamp set.|
I started the design on the 2nd layer of Very Vanilla card stock by randomly stamping the sprinkle image from Gorgeous Grunge in Crumb Cake ink. The large rose and smaller detailed petal roses from the Stippled Blossoms stamp set, were then stamped randomly in Crumb Cake ink. I used an Aqua painter and Soft Sky ink to add shadows and hints of colour to the roses and then finished off this layer with a smattering of tiny basic pearls in the flower centers.
I wanted to keep the inside of the card simple with lots of "white space". A 5 x 3 3/4" piece of Soft Sky was added to the inside of the card and topped with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 3 1/2" x 4 3/4". The sentiment "Thinking of You" from the retired Friend to Friend set was stamped in Early Espresso and the large flower image from Stippled Blossoms was stamped in the bottom corner in Soft Sky.
The beautiful little butterfly was stamped twice in Soft Sky ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch. The edges of the butterfly were sponged with Soft Sky and Crumb Cake inks. The butterflies were nested with a Glue Dot and then added to the card with a dimensional. The wings were fluffed up with the bone folder to give an appearance of flight and finally a small band of pearls was added for the body.
|Here's the finished card. I'm pleased with how it turned out.|
Well that's it for today folks. I hope you'll take the time to go and check out all the other entries and guest designer cards for this sketch on the Freshly Made Sketches blog site. There is so much creativeness and awesome ideas there.