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Friday, April 3, 2009

Bloggers' Challenge -- It's a Sketch!


I'm thinking that from the title of this post that you can guess that we followed a sketch....and you are so right! One of those oblong cards....so easy, but yet, so fun! This gray and yellow, somewhat unattractive first photo is our sketch. Once you get past the colors (YUK!), you can see that it's kind of a basic layout...maybe that's what made it such fun?!! You know...take the basic and dress it up. If you've read any of my past posts, you'll know that's something I love to do!!
Well, I arrived home last night from teaching to my stamp club members and many of my ink pads were still packed up, leaving me with limited choices. (I'll unpack later!) So, I grabbed my Pale Plum, an old favorite, but now rarely used color, and went with it! There is even some of the plum-colored organdy that retired a few years back. Don't you think it's the perfect touch?!! This card features the brand new Great Friend from the just-released mini catalog.....the butterfly was stamped in Pale Plum Craft ink, sprinkled with Heat & Stick and then Dazzling Diamonds. So pretty and just the right amount of sparkle! And of course, there's that lovely Eyelet Border punch.
Thanks for stopping by today....why not take a few minutes to visit the other bloggers who are participating? Just click on the Bloggers' Challenge logo in the right column and there are loads of places to visit!
Stamps: Great Friend
Inks: Pale Plum Classic & Craft, Basic Black
CS: Whisper White, Pale Plum, Basic Gray
Misc: Heat & Stick, Dazzling Diamonds, 1 3/4" Round Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Pale Plum Organdy Ribbon (retired), Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive (for adhering the butterfly)
Please note: ALL materials used in the making of this card are from Stampin'Up!

20 comments:

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I have seen in a while. Stunning.

:) Marcia

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty! Great take on the sketch.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the colors - Great Friend was a good choice for this weeks sketch!

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo pretty! Love the bow detail and the delicate colors! {SMILES}

Beckie said...

hey! you read my mind! LOL LOVE the card! Purple rules!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very Elegant and Pretty.
How fun that we used the same set but have 2 very different cards.

Kathy W said...

great card, like the big bow too

Lisa Bohler said...

We need that ribbon back as it goes so well with the eyelet border punch! Very nice card!!!

Rachel Hope said...

Pretty!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Barbara! I love the ribbon too! Very elegant! :D

Patrice Pierce said...

Very pretty!

Connie said...

Very pretty...I just used Perfect Plum for my class yesterday...a much neglected color, too!

Christina said...

I love how dainty & delicate this card came out. I love how you dressed it up.

MJ said...

Wow, I don't remember the last time I seen Pale Plum! Funny how we go in streaks with things. Maybe I will pull some out too--looks really pretty.

StampingSelene said...

Great take on the sketch

Patti Chesky said...

Organdy ribbon needs to come back!!! Love the card!!

Chrissy D said...

Very pretty and soft! TFS!

Lori said...

So pretty! The Pale Plum color is perfect for the butterfly.

Jeannette Swain said...

Love your card Barbara! Now wonder I love your style so much! I used the same set. GMTA GF!

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful, Barb! I love the plums and rarely use them - you've inspired me again!

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