Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I'm the kind of person that, when I make cards, I just start "creating" and see what comes out of it! Sometimes I have something as an inspiration, and sometimes I'm just winging it. Also.....sometimes they work out well, and sometimes.....well....you'd never see it posted here! ;D

This card I made based on a sketch challenge over at Hero Arts. And, this was the sketch I used:
I rarely use sketches as a guide for making a card, but I have to admit, I had a BLAST with this one!! Here's my card:
Here's how I did it:
The red gingham areas are scraps of patterned paper. The blue and red striped rectangles were made my inking HA Canvas Stripes stamp with Faded Jeans distress ink and Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler ink onto white cardstock. The stamped image was then distressed with Frayed Burlap distress ink. The kraft areas were made my inking my stamps with Versamark ink, stamping onto kraft cardstock, and heat embossing with white embossing powder. The blue "denim looking" strips is actually washi tape. I cut the shapes to match the sketch as much as possible, and adhered them to my 5x7" kraft cardstock base. I decided to add the red ric-rac, which I love! Silver star brads were added to the sentiment, which was then adhered to the card with foam tape.

For quite a while now, I've been using a feature called InLinkz to post the supplies I use for my cards. I've been very pleased with this service and highly recommend it to fellow bloggers. As a matter of fact, check it out for yourself here!

And, here's my list of supplies:

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  1. Hi Theresa! GREAT blog you have here! I love your take from the sketch!! AWESOME!

  2. Love the card - such a great combination of papers and stamps! Love the theme too ;)

  3. What a great take on the challenge! Great colors and layout! Thanks for joining the fun at my blog ;)

  4. I love the colors you used for this card based on the sketch! (That sketch is just too intimidating for me!).

  5. What a fabulous card. Love the different pattens and textures. Great colors too!