Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hello, you

Check out this great work space! it belongs to my newest follower, Nikki.  Welcome Nikki  : ) great work space!! No wonder you are so creative!!

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My card today is based on this week's Freshly Made Sketches.  I'm really getting in on this one early so there is plenty of time for you to join us.  I would love to see how you interpret this sketch!

I have been wanting to try this beautiful technique from Maile Belles.  when I saw the Freshly Made Sketches sketch today I thought of Maile's divided panels idea and thought I would incorporate that technique into my card.  Epic failure! LOL so I re-grouped and came up with this card - which I kind of like! :)



I cut my base card from white cs then cut a smaller piece from SU's Island Indigo.  Next I cut another piece of white cs (slightly smaller than my card face) and cut out a 4" circle from it.  Setting the circle piece aside to be used for a future project I stamped all over the card face using PTI's Doodlie-Do stamp set.  I stamped the images with Island Indigo Ink sometimes "stamping off" two or three times.

Once I realized that I could not simply reposition my cut out circle piece as Maile did with her rectangle - I cut a 3.5" circle so that the pretty Island Indigo paper would show from beneath. 

If I were to create this card again I would apply the chevron  die cut over the white cs before cutting my 3.5" circle and then cut it all together but this time I did it after the fact so I had to run it back through the Big Shot to cut the circle again and trim those chevron pieces to fit the circle exactly. Finally I trimmed off the left side and attached it to the card.

Next, as the sketch shows there is a ribbon or banner piece to be added vertically.  Not wanting to cover my cute chevron circle LOL I decided to cut the banner from Velum. 

Finally stamped my sentiment from SU's Regarding Dahlias stamp set.

Well! 21 cards done in my personal challenge to complete 100 and 82 days left to go!! woowhoo Thank you for all your encouraging comments keep them coming for more chances to win : )

Have a great evening.

Patti


18 comments:

Shoregirl said...

I love how "clean" this card looks with the white and blue! Very lovely!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is beautiful - I really like your vellum banner! I love vellum and I really don't use it enough. The background you created with the doodled flower stamps looks amazing!

21 cards made - that's fabulous! Keep it up, my friend!

Helen F. said...

Love this stamp set used as a background...very pretty card, Patti. Great sketch to work with too :-)

Traci Rancier said...

I love vellum. Such an elegant touch. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the invite over to your blog! Love it and your take on the FMS 133 Sketch...Stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, this is such an elegant card. I love the colour and the background you have created. Super take on the sketch...keep them coming my friend! Hugs Carole Z X

Diane said...

Beautiful card design.

Hugs Diane

Theresa Krout said...

Wonderful card. love the blue design on the paper. Colorful but not overpowering. Love how you included the technique in the circle!! Each day is a wonderful surprise and delight!

Amy O said...

Very pretty! I love the details on the flower stamps, and the blue and white color scheme gives the card a fresh, clean look. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Kelly said...

chevron die = FABULOUS!!!!!

Jen said...

I love your monochromatic design! The background flowers along with the texture and vellum are some of my favorite things! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Rose said...

this is so pretty!!!!!!!!!

diana fernandez said...

How pretty and I love the stamping on the inside of the card too!

Sadie said...

Your card is so pretty. It reminds me of the pottery that came from Holland. I don't remember the name of it. Love your stamping and how you used a bit of it on the inside as well. Great work!

Laura Jane said...

Doodlie-Do in BLUE!!! Had to pin it:)

Jen Timko said...

This is beautiful!! Love that background! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Beth F. said...

A perfect take on the sketch! I have such a hard time following sketches exactly. I always find myself adding or changing things LOL! Your card is so crisp and beautiful.

Carmen M. said...

Love this card. Think I will be pinning it for inspiration later. Beautiful.