TMS #161: Sweet of You

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hello Friends! It's Tuesday, and you know what that means--Tuesday Morning Sketches! And, Raisin Boat is our awesome sponsor again, too. Have you heard of them? What Net Flix does with movies, Raisin Boat does with stamps. You can pick whether you want to rent stamp sets or buy them brand-new! They have a fantastic line up of stamps, but they also carry the other things we love to use on our cards, like ink, markers, cardstock, bling, and...well, you get the idea. Be sure to check out their site for yourself! :)

Here's the sketch.
And, here's my card. Can you see the dimension in the flower? After coloring and fussy cutting, I cut a few of the petals down to the "pearls" in the center to separate them from the rest, then glued the edges of the adjacent petal to the back, which pulled all the petals forward. It's backed with a Delicate Dahlia die cut from Memory Box. The red die cut is solid color cs, which I stamped with a Grape Floral bg stamp in Versamark. Most of it is covered up, but you can still see a little of it.

The sentiment is actually all three words in a line, so I inked up one word at a time and stamped them separately so they would fit in the circle die cut. You can't see it in this photo, but I spritzed the sentiment with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist, too. It shows up better in the photo at the top of the post. I used Glossy Accents over the small stamped heart, and Liquid Pearls in each of the points.

I found another fun stitch on my sewing machine.

On the inside, I stamped a portion of a Grape Floral background stamp in Spun Sugar Distress Ink. IRL it's actually lighter than in this photo. It will be easy to write over it, but still dark enough not to be lost under a personal message.

Now, it's your turn to wow us with your creativity! That Raisin Boat prize is going to somebody--wouldn't it be great if it was to YOU!!! I hope you'll join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week, and be sure to check out the rest of the DT, as well as our fab Guest Designer, Shelby, for lots of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a crafty week.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:


Stamps: Floral Stem Wear Sweet (Raisin Boat); Grape Floral Background (Stamp Camp)
Paper: Kissing Booth (Basic Grey)
Ink: Copics; Memento; Distress Ink; Versamark
Dies: Splendid Circles, Fleur de Lis Squares, Fair Isle Pendants (Spellbinders); Delicate Dahlia (Memory Box)
Accessories: Parisian Edger (EK Success); pearls; brads; Glossy Accents; Liquid Pearls; Pearl Pen; Perfect Pearls Mist; sewing thread; foam dots
Size: A2 (5.5" x 4.25")
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Angela said...

Very the fall colors and the pretty image (great eyelashes!)!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Oh my, Cheryl..such detail and prettiness! I love that you share how you make your card...and it was hard to see the flower glad you pointed that out!

Carla S. said...

A beautiful and artistic card, Cheryl! Love the colors and all the details!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful, Cheryl!! I love the vibrant shades and your stitching!!

Jessi Fogan said...

LOVE it! That new stitch is super fun, and I love the colour-on-colour layered dies. Gooooorgeous :)

Maria said...

Oh, that flower is just pretty! Love all the vibrant color! Great stitching, too! Take care, hugs!

Helen said...

Oh, your card is so beautiful! I love the little face in the flower and your papers are awesome! Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

TRACEY MO said...

I love yurcolourways so bright. And lovely embellisments

Thanks for joining us at digi doodle shop challenge

Tracey dt

mandy said...

fab card Hun :)

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges

Hugs Mandy xxx

Laura said...

Pretty card Cheryl! Love all the pearl details, and that neat stitching!

Dawn said...

So gorgeous Cheryl! I look forward to seeing the little details that make your cards so beautiful each week and I am never disappointed.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays. Please join us again soon. xxx Rachelle SS dt

Melissa Craig said...

Gorgeous card! I love the pearls and the flower is perfect. Thanks for catching my typo, that was pretty funny.