Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Clean and Simple Sketch #122

Yes I am back...again!  Since I have been stuck in this house since Friday, I have had too much time on my hands!  The house is clean...kinda!  The laundry is put away....shocking right?  So yes....I am back with another card! 

So, when I saw this sketch on Natasha's blog, I knew I had to give it a shot! I loved her sample card with the bright colors and that inspired me to make a card of my own! I used a lot of inspiration from Maile too! I LOVED the first card in THIS post!!

So here is my version...

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I don't know how well you can see my scalloped ruffle but it has several layers!  I cut 2 scalloped borders with the medium scalloped PTI die.  Then I rolled each of the borders up in a ball and just rolled them over and over in my hands, making them very distressed!  So much so that the layers of the paper came apart!  I peeled 2 layers apart in each border and then layered the borders themselves!  It gave the scallops a very distressed look!  Lisa Johnson did a tutorial on making flowers like this awhile back...can't find the link...but her flowers were so pretty!  I used the same technique here on the border!
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Here is the CAS sketch #122....


So many possibilities!  Love it!!  Have a great day!

16 comments:

  1. Always adding that extra something! Well, I for one am glad you have time on your hands, because you have been making some really great cards! This one is no exception. I love the colors and of course the scallop Border!

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  2. LOVE THE COLORS!!! And the birds ... so sweet!! I love this set. Always so beautiful!! How the heck do you find time to make such amazing cards??? Another winner here young lady!!! FYI ..... I could not sleep this morning so I was thinking of a starbucks and tea cozy :)

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  3. Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we have a winner! i love the bold colours and the polka dots and those little birds are too sweet. Gorgeous card!

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  4. That's lovely, Laurie. I love the way you inked over the patternend papers...that's really cool.

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  5. i love the stamping over the embossed blocks of color! and that ruffle came out pretty amaziog too
    :)

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  6. Wow! Another amazing card with Love Birds. I loved Maile's card too and just love how you put a colorful twist on it. Fantastic!!

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  7. Love the ruffled border! Great card:)

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  8. So, so perfect for this challenge! I love it and all those bright colors!

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  9. Yum!
    I LOVE how you used this set- that is one amazing background! (going to have to try that distressed scalloped border too, it looks great!)

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  10. Between you and Jen.....I sure wish I had time to play with this fun sketch! Love the stamping over your pattern paper and instead of a bow that you used twine!

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  11. WOW! Really fabulous, striking card Laurie!

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  12. The rich, wonderful colors you've combined are stunning together. They are so strong and give the bird cage a completely different feel from most of what I've seen thus far. The black ruffle is a great accent.

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  13. LOVE those scalloped edges with the extra dimension and distressing. I need to do that too!

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  14. That ruffle is really cool! I didn't really notice that detail the other night! Super cute! Can't believe we both did this same sketch!! :) Well, what am I saying...yes I can!! :)

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