Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Card Patterns #11

I didn't participate in the Card Patterns sketch last week, but it wasn't for lack of trying!!! I stared at that sketch for days and just couldn't pull anything together. For whatever reason, that was a hard one for me! In my defense, I was severely distracted with all of the stuff going on in the backyard...That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!

Here is Card Patterns sketch #11:


My take on the sketch:


I cut some of the petals of the flowers with my craft knife and then lifted them slightly for a little dimension. I used the back side of Papertrey's satin ribbon for a less shiny look. It's like getting two ribbons for the price of one! {wink} I tapped the New Canvas ink pad on top of the pink flower to tone down the brightness of the pink and give it a little texture. Everything else is pretty self-explanatory!

What I like about this card is that with this sentiment (from Heartfelt Basics-PTI) this card can be used in a pinch for many different occasions. At the last minute, I can stamp a 'happy birthday' sentiment or 'Happy Mother's Day' or even a 'Congratulations' on the inside of the card and use it for whatever purpose I need at the time. So, that's a bonus!

Well, I better get busy.... I have a stack of mail staring at me as I am typing this.

Thanks for stopping by!
Melanie

Supplies
Cardstock: Vintage Cream-PTI
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Stamps: Everyday Classics and Heartfelt Basics-PTI
Ink: Hibiscus-PTI, New Canvas-Pallette
Other: Ribbon-PTI, Buttons-PTI, edge distresser-Heidi Swapp, Nestabilities Label One die, sewing machine

6 comments:

  1. VERY pretty card!!! Love the patterned paper and the colors are just so fresh and springy. Nicely done! Thanks for joining us this week.

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  2. Splendid card Melanie! I love the soft colors and you're right about the sentiment, very versatile. So thrilled you could join us again.

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  3. This is beautiful Melanie! I can't believe you cut out all of those layers of the flower. Just stunning.

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  4. So pretty and versitile! I love the PTI buttons and the dimension on your flower :)

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  5. Pretty colors and I love the button in the middle of the flower! The delicate pattern goes so well with your stamping! :>

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  6. This is so beautiful! I love the softness of this fabulous card!!!! Excellent job!!!

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