January 21, 2012

Card Patterns sketch #149


Hello!  I'm so glad it's the weekend, how about you?  Even more reason to celebrate:  it's time for a new sketch at Card Patterns!


I rarely make a circular card, but it's always a fun change of pace when I do.  I had WPlus9's pocket dies on my desk when I went to work on this card, so I knew immediately that I wanted to use them.

I first cut a circle card base from Rustic White cardstock with my largest circle Nestie.  I punched a scalloped border from Wisteria Wonder cardstock and layered a strip of Rustic White on top.  The strip is stamped with stitches from PTI's Faux Ribbon and a sentiment from Tag-its #3.

I stamped the sun image from WPlus9's A Pocketful, then the stitched border on the kraft pocket.  After attaching the pocket with foam adhesive, I wrapped yellow baker's twine around the card front and pocket.

The last step was cutting a Wisteria frame with my Spellbinders Nesties and attaching it to the card base.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Wisteria Wonder), Papertrey Ink (Rustic White, Kraft)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (A Pocketful), Papertrey Ink (Tag-its #3, Faux Ribbon)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight)
Tools:  Spellbinders (circle, scalloped circle dies), WPlus9 Design Studio (pocket die), Fiskars (border punch), Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate)
Accessories:  The Twinery (Lemondrop baker's twine)

I love the pop of bright yellow on this card!  It reminds me of spring, even on a snowy day like today.

Be sure to hop over to the Card Patterns blog to see the rest of the Design Team samples and link up your creation!

Thanks for visiting today, friends!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

19 comments:

Andrea M said...

This is so fabulously fun Christina! Love the cheery sun in the pocket!!! Wonderful design!

Kara said...

very cute!!

L.B. said...

Love your take on this sketch!! So cute with the pocket
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The Paper Parade said...

Christina, this card is so bright and cheery! I love that its literally a "Pocket full of sunshine" :) That pocket and die are seriously cute!

Ally said...

Oh man, you're really making me want it! It is a gray, rainy day here, and threatening to snow all next week! Love your awesome sunshine card. ;-)

Marisa said...

Totally cute card :) I love the sketch and hope to play along.

Suzanne said...

Christina, amazing! I love those colors and how you diecut and layered everything. You really make me want all the SU! colors, every time I visit. I hope your son is getting better!

Karen B. said...

Fabulous. Color, shape, touch of yellow, everything is fabulous! And cute too!

Aimes said...

This beauty oozes happiness! I love the circular shape, the awesome colour combo and your twine treatment is the perfect finishing touch!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

cbuswell said...

Such a cheery card! Love it!!

Anna-Karin said...

Fantastic card Christina! Love the clever pocket with the sun coming out of it and the cute twine.

Sara Mac said...

Christina this is such a fun little card. You nailed the sketch perfectly. Love all the cheery elements you incorporated here.

Lindsay said...

This is so fun Christina! Love the colors and that fun stamp set!

Stephanie said...

Now you are what a would call a clever crafter Christina, a trend setter, not a follower....I'm a little jealous ;) xxx

Jen W. said...

Love the yellow and lilac together and the fabulous touch of twine!

whoistracy said...

That little pocket is just adorable! This card makes me smile- so so cute.

Virginia L. said...

Love how you used this sketch for a CAS card! Just FABULOUS!!

Mandy LaCroix said...

I love this card! It makes me smile. That pocket can't get any cuter!

Susan Block said...

Get out! Adorable! I think this might be my first visit to your blog. I love your cards, I am so flattered that someone so talented like my work too. Again, such a cute card. I love the sun peaking out of the pocket, great idea!

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