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!

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


  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.

  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.

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

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

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

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