May 26, 2012

Card Patterns sketch #167


Hello, friends!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far!  I'm just popping in to share my card for this week's Card Patterns sketch, which is another "keeper".


Our sponsor this week is a wonderful shop I recently discovered called Freckled Fawn, and they carry a fabulous assortment of washi tapes and accessories.  They've generously offered up a gift certificate to a random participant this week, so be sure to enter your creation for a chance to win!

For the Design Team, this was a "stash" week, meaning we were free to use any supplies we wanted on our design.  I decided to make a card for my little guy, who had his last day of preschool on Friday (sniff, sniff).  His favorite color is green, so I used SU's Garden Green as my card base, masking and stamping a panel of chevrons in Versamark.

The focal image is an assortment of stamps from Paper Smooches' Smarty Pants set, which I stamped and colored with Copics.  

I was stumped for a while about what to use for the banner element of the sketch, and I would have loved to use a ruler, but I settled for a strip of grid patterned paper from Fancy Pants' Off to School collection.  I punched a hole in each end and wrapped it with baker's twine.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (True Black, White), Stampin' Up! (Garden Green)
Patterned paper:  Fancy Pants Design (Off to School)
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Smarty Pants), Lawn Fawn (Chevron Backdrops)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark, Copic markers
Tools:  Fiskars (hole punch)
Accessories:  The Twinery (Maraschino baker's twine)

Stop by the Card Patterns blog for more inspiration, then be sure to link up your design for a chance to win this week's prize!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back soon to share the card sets I made for my son's teachers.

Have a good one!

15 comments:

Virginia L. said...

I love your take on the sketch, Christina! The bright colors are lovely! I also like how you tilt the "ruler" with the twines!

Lynn said...

Christina, I'm sure your little guy loved this! I love how you stamped the background layer rather than making it paper. The twine is fabulous!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

They grow so fast! Love the ruler in this card.

Lisa said...

Oh wow Christina this is super cute! Love the twine through the ruler and the happy colors!

Marisa said...

Love the ruler and the touch of twine is brilliant. Great use of the sketch! Enjoy your long weekend :)

Renee said...

So adorable I can't stand it!! :)
The vivid colors...
adorable image...
that ruler!!
This is just awesome!
And they grow SO fast!
My baby child graduated kindergarten...
and I have one starting high school next school year!!
I know he loved this...
his mom marking his big day with this special card! :)

Aimes said...

Fabulous way to incorporate the banner element, Christina! Love it!
Hugs!
x

Ardyth said...

Love the bright colours, love the ruler and I love the added touch that the background chevrons remind me of the Crayola crayon wrappers! Wonderful card!

Karen B. said...

This is one amazing and fun card with its bright colors! And cute designs as well. I think, I might just have to try some bright colors after seeing this.

Marybeth said...

Love this bright ,fun, fresh happy card. Just adorable for your little guy who is growing up fast and it only goes faster… sorry but it does….. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, did you finish that deck :)

Lisa A. said...

Love your creative use of the sketch, Christina!! Your ruler is so cool...wonderful colors in your card, too:)!!

Maureen said...

ack! LOVE that ruler with the bakers twine :) I'm a sucker for anything school themed :)

Shelley Germann said...

You stumped? You sure fixed that! A clever banner, indeed!

Bethany said...

Very nice! Great stamping and I like your design! The baker's twine is a great touch. Have a nice day :)

Kathy D. said...

I just had to come tell you that I love love your card. I thought that was ruler paper till I read your blog!! Either way the way you punched the holes and added twine is simply CLEVER and Perfect! Love it.

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