Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Card Making Inspiration by Sketch Design

It’s another cold and icy day here today, and another “snow Butterfly Here For You Close Up day”.  Ten years of Chicago winters and not one snow day and we’ve had 5 here already…Wow!  Welcome to Dallas winters…I know that Noah is super-duper happy! He’s been all smiles today. 

I thought I would try and get a quick card made this morning…this is another Link to Splitcoast Sketch ChallengeSplitcoaststampers challenge.  This one is all about using a predetermined sketch to design a card.  Can you see all these elements in the card I created ?  This is a very simple idea that helps you begin your card/scrapbook page or 3D item by giving you a design to follow. You just have to pick out your Butterfly Here For You stamps and paper and ink.  Easy right?  The next time you create a card, give this a try. 

Some details I’d like to share with you. 

*My card base is an unconventional size.  It is 4-1/4” x 5”.  Did I do that on purpose?  Yes.  I chose to have some of my card elements come off the card rather than be directly on the card base making the finished card size 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”. Also, It is nice when you have a strip of paper sitting in your scrap draw that isn’t quite the perfect size for your card. Right?

*Also the #3 strip uses (3) Two Tags Bigz Die with the sides cut off to narrow it up a bit.   

*Finally, I dipped the antennae in the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint for just a touch of sparkle. This absolutely doesn’t show in the photos.

Stamps:   Occasional Quotes
Papers:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Elegant Soiree Designer Paper
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Mini Glue Dots, Antique Brads, Paper Snips 
Tools: Two Tags Bigz Die, Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Paper Piercer, Elegant Soiree Designer Paper 
Techniques Used:  n/a


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  1. Very pretty, Linda! I LOVE the colors. :)

  2. You are so talented, your cards are beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing

  3. So cute Linda! I really love the butterfly! Where did you get that? These is really great. Glad I found your awesome blog. Thanks for sharing.