January 7, 2012

Card Patterns sketch #147--Sponsored by DRS Designs


Hello, friends!  Thanks so much for all of our wonderful comments and congratulations over the last few days.  You really make a girl feel special.  *grin*

I'm here to share my debut creation as a Design Team member for Card Patterns, and I tried to go outside my comfort zone with this one.  Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs, and they generously provided rubber stamps for the DT to use on their cards.

Here is this week's sketch:


I chose to use a beautiful little stamp called Swirling Snowflakes.  Those tiny flakes are wonderfully detailed.  I decided to create a background by spraying white cardstock with turquoise glimmer mist.  I then stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes repeatedly across the panel.  It's really pretty and shimmery in person.

The panel was stitched to a white cardstock mat and adhered to a Royal Velvet card base.  For the sentiment, I used Doodlebug Alphabet stamps to heat emboss "Brrr!" on a strip of purple cardstock, then tied some silver ribbon around the end.  

Finally, I punched four snowflakes from vellum, added silver pearls to the centers, and adhered them to the card.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Royal Velvet, white), vellum
Stamps:  DRS Designs (Swirling Snowflakes), Hampton Art (Doodlebug Alphabet)
Ink:  Versamark, Tattered Angels (Peacock)
Tools:  Martha Stewart Crafts (snowflake punch)
Accessories:  Filigree (embossing powder), Michaels (silver pearls), silver ribbon, thread

I forgot to take a picture of it, but the inside of the card reads "Let's snuggle!"  If it ever snows here, I might give it to my hubby.

I'd love to see your take on the sketch this week!  Be sure to drop by the Card Patterns blog to be inspired by the rest of the Design Team and get all the details on this week's challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!

14 comments:

Jean Martin said...

This is gorgeous Christina! What a stunning card for your debut at Card Patterns!!! :)

Lindsay said...

Soooo fun Christina! I love that background and the vellum snowflakes!

Kathy said...

I love this card the colors and the sparkle just say"winter-brr "

Marisa said...

Darling card, Christina :) My daughter said she like it too. Loving the vellum snowflakes!

Marlena M. said...

Congratulations Christina on being on the DT! Such a lovely wintery mix on your card. ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Christina. I really like your take on the sketch.

Anna-Karin said...

I love that shimmery background with the snowflakes and the vellum snowflakes. Great take on the sketch!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, Christina!! Happy New Year & congrats on joining CP and CASE study!! Have fun :)

Karen B. said...

Absolutely beautiful, I think you've captured a snowfall just perfectly.

Marybeth said...

Soo pretty love all those pretty snow flakes. Wish it was colder here. No , I do enjoy this beautiful sunny weather.

whoistracy said...

This is just wonderful! Love the snowy background you made.

Nerina said...

What a great debut! The sparkle in this, mixed with the delicacy of vellum is just gorgeous!

Andrea M said...

How gorgeous is this?!?! WOW! Love the emboss resist with the spritzing and the vellum snowflakes!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Christina

This is a gorgeous card congrats on your debut at Card Patterns! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog you asked about the background did I stamp it or was it a paper - well a bit of both its patterned paper and I then used my stamp over the top too.

Take care

Tina

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