June 4, 2012

Card Patterns sketch #168--Sponsored by Prickley Pear


Hi, friends!  How was your weekend?  We had a wonderful time at my daughter's recital on Saturday night, and now I'm just trying to catch my breath before hubby goes out of town for a conference.  Is it just me, or is this the busiest time of year?

I do want to share a quick card I made for this week's Card Patterns sketch, which uses a lovely sentiment stamp from Prickley Pear, this week's challenge sponsor.



I stamped the Find What you Seek sentiment onto a cream cardstock panel and rounded the corners, then added three drops of black Enamel Accents.

The papers are from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Union Square collection, stitched with black thread onto a cream card base.  I simply used a small plate to trace a circle onto the back of the black paper, then cut it out by hand.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found Union Square)
Stamp:  Prickley Pear (Find What you Seek)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Tool:  We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Accessories:  Ranger (Enamel Accents), ribbon, thread

We're having a particularly rainy and miserable day today and are expected to have more of the same all week.  At least I won't have to water my plants!

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are today.  Thanks for visiting!

17 comments:

Marisa said...

Great sentiment and a wonderful use of the sketch.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a beautiful card!

Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous use of papers with this sketch. I like how you balanced the sentiment with your black dots. Yes, it's too busy right now!

xiumaiyuki said...

I love the look of polka dots and stripes together here.... they compliment each other perfectly.

Jill Norwood said...

I love your card - that is a wonderful sentiment! Love the My Mind's Eye papers too and your half circle element. Thanks for visiting my blog - and I am glad that I could introduce you to Cheery Lynn Designs dies! They are a lot of fun to work with and the owners of the company are wonderfully sweet! I am off to surf your blog some more! :) Jill

Renee said...

I can't even tell you how much I love this!
The papers are so fabulous...
and that ribbon and sentiment...
with the black accents...
gorgeous! :)

Sharron said...

Fabulous card, Christina! Love the papers and that is such a wonderful sentiment!

The Paper Parade said...

The stripe and polka dot combo looks great! And that satin black bow is the perfect touch :) I hope that you get to catch your breath before your husband's trip!

Lynn said...

That sentiment is truly wonderful!

Marybeth said...

Love polka dots and strips! This is a favorite of mine. Hope you get some sun soon.

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful sentiment and DP. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

Christiana said...

This is just gorgeous and so elegant!

Basement Stamper said...

such a great sentiment and works so well with this sketch. Great card!

Karen B. said...

What a great sentiment, and love the papers you've chosen!

Mynnette said...

This is just stunning!!! LOVE the stripes with the polka dots! This is just beautiful! :)

Kathy D. said...

I love your take on the sketch!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this sentiment.

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