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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sweet Friend Sketch!

Good Tuesday Morning Peeps!

Today's card is made from the sketch on Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing. I just love her blog, you should take some time to peruse her beautiful work.

This sketch was a bit challenging for me, with all its components. I started with my favorite chocolate chip for the base, followed by some regal rose and the Sweet Always DS paper.

The stamp set I used is a new one I stamped off a couple of images while visiting my friend Lois over the weekend, it is called Asian Artistry and is a Level 2 Hostess set from the new catalog coming out July 1st.

It is stamped with black stazon onto watercolor paper. I colored it in with old olive and bashful blue for the dragonfly. I used some pumpkin pie to color in the flower heads on this, but after getting the card all together I felt the image really didn't fit my card design, so I punched some flowers out with my three flower punch and some regal rose card stock and added some white mini brads and pop dotted them up around the grass. It really changed the feel of this set and took it completely away from being Asian, which I don't do, I don't know how to capture that feel, I just know the colors I used for this card is NOT Asian.

The sentiment is from the Best Yet hostess set and is stamped onto white and punched out with the 1-3/8 inch circle punch and layered onto a scallop pumpkin pie scallop circle and is up on dimensionls. I pierced around everything! The large circle and scallops are cut out with my nesties and cuttlebug. I added some chocolate chip brads and some regal rose ribbon.

This next card is one I did last week for Karen's sketch and never got a chance to post:

I love making Americana type cards, I have one I will show you later that I have been working on made with the crimped envelope technique.

Well, that is all for today, thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!



Karen Giron said...

Vicki - these are beautiful! I love the double scallop circle on your first card and all the flowers with the brads. I know how you feel, this was a tough sketch, and you did an excellent job with it! Love how patriotic your second card is and I'm so happy you posted it so we can all see. Very nice!

Lois said...

Both cards are super. I love the 1st one the best. Pictures look great too.


Jaspere said...

Both cards are great but I adore the first one...There is something about all those circles.

Sara said...

Your cards are beautiful as usual, but I totally love the first one.

Nancy Riley said...

First class designs - as always! Great job, Vicki!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Vicki, your first card is beautiful! I LOVE the colours and those popped up flowers with mini brads are awesome!
Your American card is so clean and crisp...perfection!

Lisa Reber said...

Wow Vicki. I think you have outdone yourself! Just beautiful!

Becky said...

Vicki, both of these are just awesome. I love the first one the best also :).

Jackie said...

Gorgeous cards both sketches too! tfs!!!