ICS #72

Here’s this week’s sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches:

I made this card based on the sketch:

I had originally made the black scalloped border for another project, but decided it really didn’t fit with that. I liked it much better with this sketch.

Supplies used:

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Stars & Stamps #23

Here’s the OWH Stars & Stamps sketch for this week:

Here is the card I created based on the sketch:

Actually, I made four of these. I had room for just a few more cards in the box I’m sending to Operation Write Home, so I decided to use this sketch to fill the box.

I had blue envelopes that match the cardstock I used for the card base to send along with the cards.  I printed the flower in brown onto vellum, cut it out and matted it on more blue card and brown paper from my stash. The last step was to add the silver peel-off sentiment to the front of the card.

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ICS #71

This is the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches this week:

Here’s the card I made using the sketch:

I am still working towards shipping a box of cards out to Operation Write Home. I plan to make several just like this to add to that box.

Most everything used is from my stash. The flowers are paper hydrangeas from the Spumani pack from Prima Marketing, Inc.

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CPS #172

One of my previous card customers called me this morning to ask if I could make a card for a friend of hers who is celebrating her 90th birthday this weekend. Of course I said yes.

My first step was to see if I had a weekly sketch challenge that would fit well. This sketch from CPS was just the ticket.

I recently purchased these small roses and really wanted to use them for this card. Here’s my finished card:

My customer hasn’t seen it yet, so the jury is still out. I’m sure we’ll get together tomorrow and we’ll go from there.

Supplies used:

  • card base cut from Opal Gemstones by Coredinations
  • printed papers from Soft Florals & Patterns by Paper Pizazz
  • solid cardstock from my stash
  • purple paper roses from Prima Marketing
  • purple vellum from Pastel Vellum by Paper Pizazz
  • used corner rounder punches from EK Success and Creative Memories
  • used 2 Envelopes template from Paper Pizazz
  • used combo corner punch from Fiskars

OWH #22

This is the sketch from OWH Stars & Stamps for this week:

Here is the card I made, based on the sketch:

I really liked this sketch and jumped into making the card the same day it was posted. When I went to my stash of peel-offs, I realized that I did not have a silver butterfly. I had to order more from my favorite supplier, Pop-Ups, Etc. They have the biggest selection at the best price, plus they are giving free shipping till the end of the month.

I computer-printed the word on white paper. The butterfly is backed with purple vellum. All the papers are from my stash. The three silver Metal Dots are by Colorbok.

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MTSC #79

I discovered a new sketch challenge today. This is the sketch from Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge:

I like sketches like this one. It really fits my style. Here is the card I made based on this sketch:

I didn’t have the right color ribbon, so had to make a trip to Michael’s. As luck would have it, we were going that direction for other things today, anyway, so I didn’t have to make a special trip.

Supplies used:

  • white cardstock and printed papers from my stash
  • green rhinestones from Studio 18
  • yellow daffodil from Jolee’s Dimensional Stickers
  • 1/4″ green ribbon by Offray (from Michael’s)

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Card Patterns #69

The sketch from Card Patterns this week is this:

The card I made is this:

I sat down to make a card this afternoon, with several card sketches in front of me. I wasn’t totally inspired by any of them, so I decided to go at it from a different direction.

I pulled out a pack of small, odd papers that I have had, some for a very long time. In that pack I found several Ralph Lauren paint chips, including the four used on this card. Finding four squares pointed me directly to this sketch challenge, knowing I could use them perfectly on it. I had to cut them down slightly to fit on a 5″ square card base. Once that was done, the card practically made itself. 🙂

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