Card Patterns #19

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Welcome to Card Patterns #19! My birthday falls in the 19th so it's my favourite number :) I love this week's sketch so much & decided to flip the sketch 90 degrees CCW to make my card. So I began by made a swing card using a kraft cardstock base. You can find the tutorial over at split coast here.

The My Graphico images are resized using Adobe Photoshop CS3 but you can use any other photo imaging program on your computer for e.g. microsoft paint. Once I was happy with the sizes of the images, I printed them out first on regular printer paper and then cut small pieces of patterned paper that I wanted to use, adhered on to it with repositionable adhesive & ran it through the printer again. Came out perfect & really easy to do!
Here's what the card looks like when its closed:
The butterflies are cut out then matted with white paper & distressed with vintage photo distress ink, then accented with flat backed pearls. I took care to connect the butterfly trails on the front of the card to the inside :)

The front sentiment is from papertreyink's 'friends till the end' stamp set and inside sentiment is from heroarts. Both are embossed with white embossing powder & heat gun. The scallops are done with a Fiskar's scallop sentiment border punch. I use it so often that it's got its own permanent space on my studio desk now.

I printed out the bird and tree digital stamps on patterned paper then paper pieced it, the clouds are stamps from an older sassafras stamp set and is clear embossed.

The edges of the whole card is sponged with white kraft ink as well as some 'vintage photo' distress ink. Here's a close up of the heart accent at the bottom right:
This week's sponsor is My Graphico! They're a relatively new company considering they started in January of this year , but let me tell you that their digital stamps are in fact one of my favourites in the digi industry. Check out their community site here.
Also check out the other designer's take as well as what's to win from My Graphico for this week's sketch at Card Patterns here.

ps: did you notice my new watermark?? Isn't it GORGEOUS?? Card Patterns owner/co-ordinator extraordinaire Michelle made it for me, and OH that girl is SO talented :) If you're reading this mich, thank you & i love ya !
I hope you've enjoyed my take on the sketch, do check out the rest of the designer's take on this week's sketch. Also, remember to post your take on the sketch and stand to win digital stamp sets from My Graphico as well as a chance to win a guest designer spot :)
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!
card supplies:
cardstock: kraft cardstock from papertreyink
patterned paper: cherry hill collection from october afternoon
stamps: my graphico digital stamps ,sassafrass (clouds) & unity stamp co. (tree trunk), 'friends till the end' papertreyink stamp set (sentiment) & heroarts (sentiment)
metal frame: making memories
ribbon: summer sunrise grosgrain from papertreyink
others: string from daiso, small heart punch from ek success, flat backed pearls, clear & white embossing powder, white gel pen


stinkydudette said...

i love what you did with it! and your techniques are so much better now... me likes!!


Cindy said...

Your card totally rocks this week! I LOVE it!