Thursday, February 10, 2011

It's a STRETCH Sketch Challenge RIS #F911

What's up dolls?  There was some snow on the ground when I woke up today.  I was so happy to see all the trees and yards lightly dusted with fluffy snow.  I was thinking maybe they'd cancel work today but, alas...they did not.  The snow didn't impede traffic so, needless to say I'm at my 9 to 5.  I'm grateful for my j-o-b don't get me wrong!  I just could have used the extra zzzs.

So, last night I made a darling card using a neat set from Papertrey Ink called "A Year in Flowers:  January Carnation"  It is a very simple card and I like that...clean, fresh and simple.

I used a sketch from Repeat Impressions but, I really stretched it with this one.  When using sketches I like to at least try to not mix them up too much but, I may have gone too far this time.  You be the judge...but, if you don't like it...don't tell me, okay?

Here is the sketch:

Here is what I came up with:

You can't really tell from this photo but,the flowers are popped up by some mounting squares. 
Here is how I created this little darling:
1.  I cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of purple card stock from Hobby Lobby to the dimensions of 5" x 10".
2.  I used my Martha Stewart Score Board to score the card at 5".
3.  I stamped three carnations in Memento Black ink on PTI card stock in Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise and Raspberry Fizz.
4.  Using my craft scissors I cut each flower out.
5.  Using 3M mounting squares I made a grouping of the flowers on the front of the card.
6.  Using Glue Arts Glider Pro Perma tac I adhered the ribbon to the card and made a bow.
7.  I adhered yellow, blue and fuchsia pearls to the front of the carnations.
8.  I stamped "You Are Fabulous" (Michael's $1 bin) in Fresh Snow from PTI.


So, what do you think?  Did I ruin the sketch?

Why put off crafting for tomorrow when you can craft today?



Nana Connie said...

I adore the colors you chose for the flowers and the ribbon is so perfect! Great card. TFS

Harriet Skelly said...

Your flowers and ribbon are very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at RI's What IF Wednesday!

joy said...

Pretty card - the colors are fabulous! Thanks for joining the challenge at Repeat Impressions!