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Monday, January 24, 2011

I LOVE sketches!!

For those of you that follow me regularly, you know that I LOVE sketches. They make my card making SO much easier when I don't have to decide how to lay out a card. I like to enter challenges that offer a sketch so when I saw the one for the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch, I just had to do it. I also love CAS cards, and this sketch just lends itself SO well to an easy and simple card. There are SO many ways that you can use that center panel. I don't have a lot of BIG sentiments that take up large panels, but as I thought about what I do have, I went in search of this particular sentiment from the All Year Cheer set. Actually, I was thinking of another sentiment from a different set, but this one worked. I used a MS border punch for my matting and OLD DSP for my background. The ribbon is Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon. I have a device that I got from a stamper YEARS ago that helps with the tying of the bow. You can find similar gadgets around or even make one yourself. Mine is fairly primitive, but it works! I finally tried my hand at tying a double loop bow and I am pleased with the way it turned out.
I am on a roll with this particular DSP, so you will see more cards in the coming days using the variety of papers in this packet. Actually, what I am trying to do is limit my supplies so as not to drag too much out at one time - I don't have a dedicated space just yet that I can leave all my stuff for whenever the mood strikes.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes
Stamping 411 - Saturday Sketch #187

Thanks for stopping by - I will have more as I search through challenges and get inspired. I hope YOU have been inspired to do something creative today.


Debs said...

Beautiful card Paula, love the blue and yellow together. Your double bow is fab and the little button is a great finishing touch. Debs xx

SuzanneK said...

Elegant creation, love the colours choice. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU Suzanne x

Paula said...

Love the paper & the way you've picked out the colours in that for the yellow mat & the green sentiment. The latter is so so effective with that green butoon & I love the scalloped edging with the double bow too. Nice one.
Paula (PEP)

Claire said...

Beautiful card, so fresh and so elegant! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx