Sunday, March 1, 2009

CP Sketch #4

I spent part of the day with my good friend, Jen, helping her set up her blog. I can't wait 'til she is ready to share her talent with the world! We are going to have so much fun doing these card sketches together! So hurry up Jen, I'm waiting for ya! {wink!} Anyway, she is a CTMH demo and looking thru her stash of stamps inspired my to break out one of my favorite CTMH stamp sets. It also inspired me to want to order a bunch of stamp sets that I really don't need!!!
Here is my take on sketch #4 from Card Patterns:
For my friend, Jen, because she is ter.RUFF.ic! :)

I stamped the background on PTI kraft paper with the paw print from CTMH Puppy Love set and a polka dot (from PTI's Polka Dot Basics). I colored my puppy with my Prismacolor pencils and baby oil and mounted it on a scallop oval punch. This card opens on the right side, like a book, and is 5" long instead of 5.5" so that it would still fit into a normal A2 envelope with the button hanging off the edge.
Stamps: Puppy Love, CTMH; Polka Dot Basics, PTI
Ink: Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate and True Black, PTI
Cardstock: Kraft, Stamper's Select White, True Black, PTI
Other: Dark Chocolate ribbon, PTI; button, PTI, EK Success Edge Punch, Marvy oval scallop punch, CM circle cutter, hemp cord

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. your card is super cute!!! love it!

  2. super SUPER cute! always looking fwd to ur take every week mel. thanks 4 playing along :)

  3. Melanie, this is so cute!! What a fun little card.

    Thanks for playing along with us again!

  4. Mel, You rock with the card making! Thanks for spending the day with me, I had a blast. My goal is to at least get one card up there to participate in the sketch. Thanks for the push that I needed to get started. Jen

  5. I like being here in your blog esp seeing your children's photo and the background.... Oooh, just what kind of weather I need.
    I love how you stamped the background & the border lace & how you combined the oval scalloped and circle. Very adorable card!

  6. Love your take on this weeks sketch, The puppy image is so cute and well coloured. Love your stamped background and lace edge.

  7. Very cute and love the Kraft base of the card. Nice job with the sketch - thanks for joining us this week!

  8. Your cards are amazing. I think we need to have a girls "family" weekend and you can teach us how to make cards! I also think it would be fun to have a quilting getaway weekend, we'll pick a quilt pattern and everyone select their own fabric and we make quilts for a weekend! Now if we can just find a weekend....