Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch #20

Hello again! I have been checking out the Card Patterns sketches for quite some time now ... and this is the first time I've been able to get a card done before the next week's sketch goes up! (Insert pat self on back here!)

This week's sketch looked pretty neat. Although there is this flourish thing on the side that was a little scary ... here's what I ended up with. And I do love how it turned out.
I had made some patterned paper about a week or so ago with the Garden of Life set and the Text background set. I had one piece left and I decided to use it as a jumping off point. I don't have the long rectangle scallop nestie, so I cut a (slightly wonky) scallop base using my SU! border punch. I am addicted to aging all my paper now with these great little ink pads. So I added some age to the scallops. I also love this distresser tool and I went to town on the patterned paper and chocolate border as well. I couldn't find my stem die cut, so I stamped a stem and cut it out and added a flower with some foam tape. Here's a closer view.
Thanks for stopping by! Back tomorrow with another sketch card! :-)

Supplies Used (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Garden of Life, Background Basics: Text Style
Ink: Melon Berry, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Duo
Card Stock: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Kraft
Accessories: Melon Berry luxe satin ribbon
Other: Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, scissors + paper trimmer, edge distresser tool, SU! Scallop Edge punch, foam tape


  1. Chrissy, this is lovely! I love the distressing, and the pop of color!

  2. It's absolutely beautiful!!!

  3. Angela (SCS monkeymama)June 23, 2009 at 6:27 PM

    Chrissy, that is a beauty of a card! Love it!

  4. i adore that patterned paper you've been making. you rock, woman!

  5. WOW...beautiful card. Loved the background you have created.

  6. Wow, Chrissy this stunning!! Love the elegance of this. The colors are wonderful, the layering, the dimension. Outstanding card! So glad you could join us.