April 28, 2012

Card Patterns sketch #163


Hello!  How's your weekend going so far?  It's a beautiful but chilly day here in the Northeast, but that's okay since I have quite a few indoor projects to work on, including some crafting!

It's time for a new challenge at Card Patterns, and this week we have a fun sketch from Nina Brackett:


You could also win an assortment of stickers from SRM if you play along with us--stop by the Card Patterns blog to see the loot and link up your design!

This week I decided to ink up a stamp that had yet to see any love, this big silhouette of the U.S. from A Muse.  I love that it fills up a lot of space on a card to make a big impact, plus I can see myself using it for travel-themed layouts.

I stamped the heart over my home state, Indiana, as I'm thinking I'll leave this card for my hubby when the kids and I travel west this summer to visit my family.  The sentiment is from the same A Muse set.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, White)
Patterned paper:  Papertrey Ink (Distressed Dots)
Stamps:  A Muse Studio (Wish You Were Here)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Baja Breeze, Real Red)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (double ended banner die)
Accessories:  Ribbon Carousel (natural jute twine), Papertrey Ink (button)

I hope you have time to get crafty this weekend!  Thanks so much for your visits and comments!

22 comments:

Maureen said...

always love the use of maps where we live...the heart is so sweet :) Making me miss my peeps out east in the US :(

Lynn said...

Love, love this card...this would be awesome to send to your parents out here in the midwest...and the banners stitched on are perfection!

L.B. said...

Love this card. Love the blue map, red button and overall look!

Kara said...

I LOVE this!!I love that you can put the heart on any state that you want. Love the font too!! I think I need this stamp set:)

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic card Christina! The banner is so fun, love the stitching.

Bethany said...

Very pretty! I love the little banner!

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Christina! Love how you used the sketch and what a great card to leave for your hubby :)

Lisa said...

Love this card Christina! Great colors and the polka dots are fun!!

Lesley said...

Wow Christina, what a cool card, the pennants are the perfect touch! Really cute!

Patrice said...

Love the bunting across the U.S. - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/04/52-card-pickup-week-17.html

Cassandra said...

Wonderful interpretation of the sketch and I am sure your husband will look at it often and think of the 3 of you.

You will be missed from ColourQ - you always do the most classy cards.

Virginia L. said...

Absolutely ADORE this! I wish I have a map stamp (US and Canada ones!)! This design rock, Christina! I just LOVE your work!!

Sharron said...

LOVE your card and love the stamp set! How wonderful to have a USA stamp with such a fabulous sentiment! Adore your polka dot banners too!

Suzanne said...

Oh my! I've been dying to see what you would do with this set and it was well worth the wait! I love it!

Karen B. said...

Everything about this card is amazing, from your color choices to the image and the banner.

Cheryl said...

Wow, what a fab card! I love the soft colors against that vivid red!

Marybeth said...

Love the way you used this stamp, great idea! Sweet banner and stitching. It is a beautiful weekend!

Aimes said...

What a great take on the sketch, Christina! I love that sweet li'l heart! :)
Hugs!
x

Ginny said...

Sooo cute! I love that heart over Indiana with that sentiment. Such a perfect card to leave for your husband.

P.S. I have been meaning to congratulate you on your new DT honor (CAS-ual Fridays). The existing DT is getting a gem, and CQ is losing one, but it's always nice to have new and different challenges in your life. All the best to you!

Joyce said...

Great take on the sketch. Love that you put a heart where you are from. I'm sure your hubby will miss you and the kids.

The Paper Parade said...

Oh my goodness!!! You are making me totally regret that I didn't get that set!!! The colors are awesome, the stitched on banner is awesome, the layout is awesome...you have created the perfect use of this sketch...perfect!

Renee said...

Simply gorgeous!!
The colors...
so perfect!
And what a truly beautiful thought for your husband when you're away...
just the sweetest thing! :)

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