September 16, 2010

CardPatterns #81


Hi friends!  Just popping in with a card for the CardPatterns sketch.  I took the liberty of making the center circle into a library card instead, but I think you can still see the sketch in there!  *wink*


I started with an Aqua Mist card base, stamped in Vintage Cream with lines from Library Ledger.  I stamped the library card with aqua ink and the sentiment in Dark Chocolate, then layered it on some Library Ledger patterned paper stitched to a layer of Ripe Avocado cardstock.  The die cut flowers have been on my desk forever, and they seemed like a perfect fit for this card.  I added the buttons in the corners at the last second, and I'm still not sure if I like the card better with or without them.  Hmm.  Sometimes I don't like too much symmetry!

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified
Cardstock:  Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream
Patterned paper:  Library Ledger, Dotty Biscotti
Stamps:  Mini Scrapbook Series:  Library Ledger, Library Card
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Clearsnap (Seaglass)
Tools:  Beautiful Blooms dies, EK Success (border punch)
Accessories:  ribbon, buttons, jute twine, thread

I like the way the inside turned out, with lines stamped onto Vintage Cream, more LL patterned paper, and a mat of Ripe Avocado.  I think this will be a fun card to give to my daughter's teacher.


That's all for now!  I have a number of projects to catch up on today after nursing my sick little boy yesterday.  But he seems to be all better now!  Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Marisa said...

Card works for me :) The library card is darling. I love the flowers - they were sold out when I wanted to order the dies so I'll have to try again some time.

Lindsay said...

Very nice Christina! Love all the details!

Niki Estes said...

So fun! I love the colors and how you used thr library card. Hope your little one is feeling better!

Laurie said...

Christina this is so pretty! I love the ribbon "leaves" and the border punch you used! Such a fun look!

Dana said...

I LIKE the symmetry...it's not usually my thing either, but it works perfectly for this particular card. Love the subtle stamped lines on the base, and that library card! Very pretty.

Jean Martin said...

This is SOOO cute Christina! I love it! The colors are great! There are those flower dies again! I know, I know, I should get them already! :) This card is such a great start to my night!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I'm such a Papertrey Ink fan myself...your designs with their products are so darling!We'd be honored if you joined our following at Papercraft Star and entered some of your fabulous projects in our challenges! http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.com

NinaB said...

Just lovely. Thank you for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

Nance said...

Oh my, this is pretty! Love these colors together and all the details that are the hallmark of your cards...the stitching, the ribbons, the buttons...it's all lovely!

Smita said...

Ohh, I love this card too... Love all your work and though I may not be able to comment often, I do check your blog every single day.


Hugs,
Smita

Nerina said...

Oh Gorgeous! I love your colour choices here - they're wonderfully soothing ... and your design elements are fantastic!

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