Friday, October 4, 2013

Sweet Nothing

Wow, it's already Friday, and the weekend is getting to start.  I don't know about you, but I feel like I have a thousand things to get done.  Ok, maybe not literally a thousand.  But quite a few.  So, before I start to tackle those, I wanted to share a sweet card I made for a sketch challenge:  Sketch Frenzy Friday.  Yep, I designed this weeks sketch, and I hope you get a chance to play along with us!
here is this week's sketch:

I don't know if you have noticed, but I have selected to stick with a few colors for my sketches: pink and brown.  I made the decision last year.  I felt it was a way to distinguish my sketches from the other ladies in the group.  If you noticed, they too, have stayed with the same few colors for the sketches that they design.
here is what I did with the sketch:

I know that it is not my typical style with a hundred layers.  But, if you look closely you will see my style shine through!  
I have a new love for machine stitching on my cards and other paper crafts.  And this card is no exception.  I did a machine zig zag stitch to the horizontal piece, and then a simple border stitch around the tag.  
I wanted my card to be clean and simple.  Or at least my version of clean and simple.
I used pink pirouette cardstock for the card base.  And a piece of floral and gingham pattern papers from the Gingham Garden DSP collection.  I actually cut the paper doily in half, and tucked the cut edge under the horizontal gingham piece.
The sentiment comes from the From My Heart stamp set.  Love the different sentiments and fonts.  Very pretty and easy to use.  
I matted a piece of very vanilla card stock onto melon mambo cardstock, for the tag.  I strung a piece of daffodil delight seam binding through the hole, and tied a vintage button to the seam binding with a piece of white bakers twine.  I adhered the tag to the front of the card with foam tape.
I jazzed up the tag with a simple floral stamp, from the Kind and Cozy stamp set.  I colored the stamp with different colors (markers) and stamped onto a very vanilla cardstock piece, then fussy cut the floral piece out with my detail scissors.  I adhered the floral bunch to the tag with some foam tape.
I think my card is simple and sweet.  What do you think?
I hope I have inspired you to play along with us over @ SFF.  Let's see what you create with my sketch this week!

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