Friday, August 9, 2013

Celebrate with Me

This week, over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday, I am the designer of this week's sketch.  How cool is that?  I have to admit that I do love creating sketches.  I do try to keep them 'user-friendly'.  I do understand how frustrating it can be when a sketch stumps you, creatively.  So, I try to keep that in my mind when I design a sketch.
Here is this week's sketch:

and here is what I created:

The card base is made from baked brown sugar cardstock.  I love how this kraft-colored paper has a 'goldfish tint.  Beautifully neutral.  
I used pattern papers from Etc. DSP for the different pattern papers.  I used the scallop trim border punch to create the scallop trim.  I used my sewing machine to create the sewn borders.  I wrapped crochet trim around the layered pieces and tied the trim into a simple bow.  I created the buttons with clay and the new buttons and blossoms molds.  
I used the four frames punch to create the decorative edge to the 'tab' piece.  I also added a zig zag machine stitch to adhere that decorative piece to the card front.  I created the blossom with the floral fusion die and bent the petals and distressed the edges.  I added a pearl center.  The leaves were made with the 2 step bird punch.  I distressed their edges, too.
The sentiment was stamped with basic black classic ink and used the express yourself stamp set.  Of course, I had to use my stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure that the sentiment is straight.

I hope that you get a chance to play along with us over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday.  I would love to see what you create with my sketch!  
Hope that you have a fabulous weekend!  

1 comment:

Deb said...

Gorgeous card! Love the way you make your flowers! So dainty and beautiful!! Great sketch this week!