February 25, 2012

Card Patterns sketch #154


Hello, friends!  It's been a little quiet around here, as we still have visitors and my kids are home for winter break.  I love having them home, but I'm looking forward to getting back to a normal routine next week!

Happily, I did find some time this week to play with a new sketch at Card Patterns, which I think you're going to love.


This week we are sponsored again by My Favorite Things.  They have a wonderful collection of clear stamps and exclusive dies, and they were kind enough to provide the Design Team with some goodies to use on our cards.  I chose the Polka Dot Greetings stamp set, which also comes with a coordinating die.

To make a unique scalloped border, I stamped just the ends of one of the polka dot frames along the bottom of the white cardstock panel using Calypso Coral ink.  I added a stitched strip of Pool Party cardstock and some Pool Party ruffled ribbon.

The flower was made using PTI's Beautiful Blooms dies and an Aqua Mist button.  I added a cute, scripty sentiment from Polka Dot Greetings in Island Indigo ink.

The whole panel is mounted on an Island Indigo card base, and I tucked some small strips of polka dot aqua paper from PTI's Library Ledger at the ends.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Pool Party), Papertrey Ink (White)
Patterned paper:  Papertrey Ink (Library Ledger)
Stamps:  My Favorite Things (Polka Dot Greetings)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Calypso Coral, Island Indigo)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Beautiful Blooms dies), corner rounder
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! (Pool Party ruffled ribbon), Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist button), thread, DMC floss

I love how this turned out, especially this fun color combo.  I hope you'll find some time to play along with the sketch this week, too!

Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

16 comments:

Marisa said...

Loving this colour combo and of course the polka dots and that fabulous PTI flower die :) Great take on the sketch! Have a great weekend :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Christina this card is so beautiful. I love the way all the colours and patterns and die cuts work together. So CASEable.

Jean Martin said...

Oooh!!! Pretty! Pretty card Christina! :)I love all the polka dots!!! I'm totally inspired to play now! Have a great weekend!

L.B. said...

love the colors on this card!1 very pretty

JJ Bolton said...

I love this color combo Christina! And what a great way to use the frame stamp:). Hope you're having a great weekend!

xiumaiyuki said...

I'm loving how bold and striking this card turned out! The combo of those colors and dots and that gorgeous flower is FABULOUS!

Lynn said...

Your color combo is gorgeous! Love your card Christina!

Christine Blain said...

What a fun card! I love your colour choices, Christina.

Marybeth said...

Love your card, that flower with the button…stand out… beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card Christina. Love how you stamped the labels in a row under the ribbon and lovely paper flower. Neat!

The Paper Parade said...

Christina, I love these colors!! The big button on the flower is so awesome, too :)

Andrea M said...

Seriously AMAZING! What an incredible mix of elements, Christina! LOVE!

Vickie Z said...

OMG... I am in love with the way you used those stamps!!! How wonderful is this!!!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

So stylish and beautful - love your style!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely stunning Christina, I'm not very adventurous with my colour combinations but you always get it spot on! Making a note of this one, thanks again for inspiring me :) xxx

Cornelie said...

I really, really like your card. It's stunning!!!!

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