2S4Y Sketch 53 & Reader's Choice Color Inspiration No. 2

Thursday, May 27, 2010

So, I don't normally do a lot of card sketch challenges.  I'm not sure why other than, sometimes, I just cannot seem to get my style to fit the sketch.  Then, I end up throwing a lot of perfectly good paper goodies away, which is, totally, NOT a good thing!  Anyway, I'm making an exception for this week's 2 Sketches 4 You Sketch 53; because I'd, really, love, love, LOVE to win the WPLUS9 prize!
I combined it with Kristina Werner's Reader's Choice Color Inspiration No. 2...
and came up with something that I'm, actually, really, proud of!  Maybe, I'll have to try out a few more of these in the near future :).

I started this card by stamping the flower images, in Lavender Lace, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, and Certainly Celery inks, on a piece of white cardstock.  I, then, distressed its edges, as well as the edges of the light blue, polka dot, patterned paper, and machine stitched white-threaded, straight stitches around both.  The stamped cardstock was, then, framed with Certainly Celery cardstock; and the patterned paper was adhered to the Barely Banana, cardstock, card base.  I, then, adhered a strip of blue and white, checkered, patterned paper over the polka dot, patterned paper and machine stitched a white-threaded, zig-zag stitch down the length of its sides.  The "you're never more than a thought away." sentiment was white embossed on a strip of vellum, which was folded under on either end and adhered to the back side of the Certainly Celery, cardstock frame.  Finally, a sheer, purple, polka dot ribbon was wrapped around the stamped cardstock; tied in a bow; and dressed up with a purple button, laced with white thread and embellished with a gemstone; before the stamped cardstock was adhered, with dimensionals, to the card face center, over the patterned papers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great day!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Whimsical Words (SU); floral stamps (Inkadinkado) Paper: Barely Banana & Certainly Celery (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); light blue, polka dot patterned (American Crafts); blue & white, checkered patterned & vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Lavender Lace, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, & Certainly Celery (SU); Chamomile & Chai (PTI) Other: white embossing powder; white thread & sewing machine; white string; sheer, purple, polka dot ribbon (Hobby Lobby); purple button & gemstone (Paper Studio)

11 comments:

Jenny said...

Love this Jinny... great card!!! :) :) :)

Linda said...

really beautiful and original!!!

In Love With Scrap said...

Beautiful card!!

Melisa Hunter said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! So soft and pretty! Love all the elements, especially the velum paper on the soft flowers.

Kerry said...

This is beautiful! Love the vellum and the dotty background paper!

Kerry

Kazan Clark said...

your card is really beautiful. I love that strip of vellum :)
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Elise said...

Hello, "fab vellum!" hee hee This card is OUTSTANDING! I can surely see why it received recognition from 2S4Y! Yipeeeee!

Rose said...

So pretty and delicate! Congrats on being top 5 this week at 2S4Y! :)

NanaBeth said...

All I can say is WOW-this is incredible.

Vera said...

So soft and pretty! Great job!

Maureen said...

this is so incredibly pretty!!! Love the vellum overlay :) Mmmmmm :) congrats on the top 10!!