Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Deconstructed Sketch 71

There's another fun sketch over at Deconstructing Jen that I had to play with this week.  I also added my own little "challenge" to myself - using the Graphic 45 papers I've become obsessed with lately, find a way to make the colors look different than the previous cards I've used them on. 

I added a dark pine green as the accent color to these soft pastel shades, and I think I succeeded in getting a whole new look...

Here's the sketch that inspired the card...

You can see that I changed the double vertical strip to one strip with two scalloped lace strips down the sides...and used the same scalloped lace to the side of the sentiment block. ( I painted the small knots in the white lace pattern with diluted Tea Dye Distress Ink and a water pen.)

I used a cluster of embellishments across the strip in the center of the page, starting with a cardstock die cut flourish, some paper leaves and greenery die cut and punched in a coordinating dark green,  paper roses in ecru and white, and of course, pearls...a couple small flourishes, a couple clusters, and a strip between the two stamped sentiments up above...

Patterned papers: Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary "delicate details" (tan dot & floral), "focal point" (stripe),
"timeless memoir" (damask), all from the 8x8 pad
Dies: Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork; My Favorite Things Royal Leaves      Martha Stewart Medium Branch punch
Sentiment stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink      Lace:      Paper roses: Prima      Pearls: Recollections

Thank you so much for visiting today...I hope your week is going well!


  1. HI..That is such a lovely card, I love all the layers and that green really makes all the other colors pop!!

  2. I'm so glad I found you through Pinterest. This card is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. wow just wonderful as always very pretty and just perfect hugs sassyxxxxxxxxx

  4. Gorgeous birthday card! Love all the layers! Very beautiful dp, flowers, gems, and lace! Such a pretty design, too!


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