Apr 16 2010

Bloggers Challenge – Sketch

Today's Bloggers Challenge is a really neat sketch!  I decided to use a huge floral element for the center of the card, instead of the large rectangle.  My Shades of Spring Designer Paper has been sitting there…I've been hoarding the large floral paper in that package.  I decided to cut up a piece of it to use on my card.


I started with a base of Orchid Opulence.  I cut the Vanilla/Plum polka dot designer paper from that package into 1" x 4" strips.  Then I layered each of them on Certainly Celery cardstock and added it to my card.


I cut one of the large flowers out of the Designer Paper and slightly curled the edges inward.   I added a large Vanilla Brad to the center of the flower.  I first tried a variety of different punches in the center, but it just distracted from the pretty paper, so I left it with only the large brad.  I also cut out two of the leaves from the pattern and placed them behind the flower.  The flower is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. 


I added the Happy Birthday greeting from Stampin' Up!'s Teeny Tiny WIshes on Very Vanilla and punched with the Word Window punch, then layered it on a Modern Label punched from Orchid Opulence cardstock.


Pretty simple card, but fun!  I'm anxious to see what the rest of the Blogger Challenge gals did this week with this sketch!



Busy day for me…I need to get over to Macy's to pick up a wedding gift that is on SUPER sale today!  I want to be first in line!  lol!


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21 People have left comments on this post

Apr 16, 2010 - 08:04:40
Tami Black said:

Oh. My. Word!  This is totally gorgeous and so simply done — why is it that sometimes we over think when simple makes such a statement — simply beautiful!

Apr 16, 2010 - 08:04:44
Shelly Schmidt said:

Your flower is the perfect fit for the sketch challenge!  I am so happy flowers are in season!  TFS

Apr 16, 2010 - 08:04:09

Great use of this weeks challenge!  Love your color choices, and the beautiful flower from the DSP was a great touch!

Apr 16, 2010 - 08:04:51
Lisa Martz said:

Pretty card!  Great way to use the paper and colors that will retire soon. 

Apr 16, 2010 - 11:04:25

Great selection of DSP. And that flower cut-out … just perfect. I love it!

Apr 16, 2010 - 01:04:01
Barbara Washington said:

Great flower image. Love how you used the sketch.

Apr 16, 2010 - 02:04:22
Ida said:

Fabulous!  Love the flower as the focal point.  Very pretty.

Apr 16, 2010 - 06:04:12
kim howard said:

That flower is stunning and perfect against the polka dot background.

Apr 16, 2010 - 08:04:20
Gerrie said:

This turned out lovely, luv the color and the big flower too!

Apr 16, 2010 - 09:04:36

wow Connie this card really stands out…the large cut-out flowers are perfect for this sketch..
connie paxman

Apr 16, 2010 - 10:04:23
Heidi Hihn said:

Love the card!  Great colors!

Apr 16, 2010 - 11:04:34

What a beautiful card Connie!  Love the colors!  That blossom is fantastic!  😀

Apr 17, 2010 - 07:04:11
Lisa Bohler said:

What a GREAT idea to use the floral cut-out as your focal image!  So pretty!

Apr 17, 2010 - 08:04:19

Beautiful!  Great take on the sketch and a wonderful use of the flower! 

Apr 17, 2010 - 11:04:21
Lori said:

What a great idea!  Love how you made the flower the focal image.

Apr 18, 2010 - 07:04:18

WOW!!! This is totally awsome Connie!! I love how you used that DSP and cut out that flower!! I think I need to try this myself!!

Apr 19, 2010 - 01:04:16
Michelle said:

Fabulous!  Love the flower as the focal point.  Very pretty.

Apr 20, 2010 - 09:04:57

Very pretty Connie!  I love that big image from the spring designer paper!  Beautiful job!

Apr 21, 2010 - 07:04:20

Great use of that dp.  Very pretty card, love the colors.

Apr 22, 2010 - 12:04:41
Rachel Hope said:

So Fun! Bold and Beautiful!

Apr 23, 2010 - 04:04:52
Marsha said:

This is really pretty….LOVE that you cut out the flower image from this DSP 🙂