Friday, January 8, 2010

Thank you



Hello my dear friends. Wow.. the weekend is almost here. Iam happy to show you my first card made with my DT package from Cute Stamps and Cards. The store carries EVERYTHING you will need for cardmaking and even more exciting.. check out the embellishment section. I have recieved flowers and pearl ribbon sliders i have not found on ebay or anywhere else here in the US.
The card was made using the sketch over on Friday Sketchers blog for this week. You might think is a bit tricky due to the akward panels and will take a long time to make, i would like to share with you what i have done to speed things up and create 2 same cut pieces that are actually layered.

Over your card base (floral paper) arrange your 2 rectangular shapes, so they are in place as you like them to sit. Than use a ruler and trace with a pencil (iam talking now just about the bottom part where you will have to cut your rectangles in a shape) around the card base as guide. Than add both pieces (in my case the greens) over each other and trim a long the lines with your paper cutter. The Desinger paper was cut slightly smaller and i cut them in the same fashion. Remember to that you layer the patterned paper facing each other, before you cut both at the same time. So when you are finished cutting you will have a left and a right side. Hope this makes sense. First my panel was 2 1/4 i thought it was too narrow, now the panels are 2.5" (green paper) on my card.

Stamps: "Bella And Bronte" available at Cute Stamps and Cards
Papers: Basic Grey "Sugar Rush", Stampin up (Lovely Lilac, Celery Green)
Embellishments: Gardenia flowers, Prima Marketing Swirls, Martha Stewart Pearl Stickers, Ribbon and "thank you" charm (Michaels), Stickles

Tools: Nestabilities and Copic's also Cute Stamps and Cards

Be sure to check out all the samples for inspiration posted by the Design team, and then hopefully you will play along and post your own creation on the Friday Sketcher blog where we have "Sunshine Stamps" sponsoring a sweet prize this week!

The fabulous Sassy Sketcher girls:
Aud, Bea, Carole, Jacque, Jaqueline, Jeanette and Tanja!

40 comments:

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous card Claudia! Just beautiful!! xx

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Absolutely stunning, Claudia. Aren't Mo's images fab?! Love the colours!

Aud said...

Fabulous card!♥♥♥

I used the same 'technique' as you when I cut the 'odd' shaped paper pieces. *LOL*

Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Big hugs,
Aud

Mandy said...

Stunning card..it's gorgeous..love the image and the colouring is perfect as always..the layout is lovely..
Mandy xx

Debby said...

Wow Gorgeous card!!!Cute stamp and lovely colors!

Christina C. said...

This card is breathtakingly gorgeous.
Love your sketch....will have to try it!

Tanja said...

Deine Karte ist wunderschön! Vielen Dank für einen tollen Sketch, ich hatte viel Spaß :)

Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende, Knuddels Tanja

Dena said...

Oh, I love that sketch and your beautiful card. Such pretty papers and fantastic coloring on your Mo image. Love it!
Hugs, Dena

Monique said...

So beautifull Claudia !! I love the colours you used :).

Hugs Monique

Jeanette said...

Hi Sweetie! Love this card. The colors combo is gorgeous and I love that cute image!
Claudia, I used the same technique when I was creating the panels!LOL!
have a great weekend sweetie!
Hugs Jeanette

ribenaruby said...

Stunning, love all those swirly pearls! Have afab wekend Claudia!

Donna said...

This is just gorgeous! And such a cute image!

Jacque said...

What an absolutely darling card, Sweetie!!! That image is just precious!!! And those colors you have used are so pretty!!! Love all the details you have added...that touch of sparkle is BEAUTIFUL!!! Big hugs...Jacque

Kit said...

This is superb and so beautifully coloured

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely wonderful Claudia!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Oh wow Claudia, what a stunning card. I absolutely love everything about it. Your colouring is amazing and so are all the beautiful embellishments. I must visit Jacq's shop...I know she has some lovely things over there...thanks for letting us know!
Thanks, too, for the copic colours...lovin' the dish that they are on...hehe!
BTW...I used the same measuring technique as you! I thought the sketch was a doddle until I came to measure the panels...lol...and then I had to think about it for a while!
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

Kim said...

WOW WOW WOW! That's beautiful Claudia! What a super design and coloring and all the elements! Woo-Hoo beautiful!
Hugs~ Kim

nessy said...

beautiful card ~ so much detail to look at ~amazing creation
vanessa xx

Moni said...

Stunning, love the cute image and so fab colouirng! Great layout and fab papers! Hugs,moni

andrea said...

hoi,
what a cute card, I love it
cute image, fresh colours
hugs andrea

resmith said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, Claudia!

Juls said...

this is stunning! Love the gorgeous colour combo, the stitching and distressed detail, and all those pearls! Just fab!!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

this is just exquiste! beautiful work as always! hope you are keeping well, happy new year!

{{{hugs}}}mandyxx

LindaC said...

LOVE this card! Beautiful!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Beautiful and so cute! I love the colourcombo and the details.
Hugs Jacqueline

Loz (Aus) said...

Love all the layers... those sweet swirly pearls and your colouring is fabulous as always! Have a great weekend x

Samantha said...

gorgeous card!! totally love that stamp love your layout too! Samantha :0)

scrappyella said...

awesome card, and the layers, WOW

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Das ist aber eine wunderschöne Karte und das Hintergrunpapier. WOW kann man da nur sagen. Einfach wunderschön in den Details und das Motiv toll coloriert.
Liebe Grüße
Rosi

Nancy said...

Oh Claudia your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and all the details are beautiful! And of course your Mo's image is colored perfectly as only you can do! Awesome sketch as well!
Hugs,
Nancy

Lil Sis said...

Gorgeous card.

Beccy x

Jannie said...

Ooooh, such a lovely card, Claudia!
I love it. papers, details,image, your colouring…all is perfect.

Have a nice weekend,
Hugs Jannie.

Andrea said...

Hi Claudia, die Karte ist wieder wunderschön geworden!
LG Andrea

KymKreates said...

Thanks for explaining well worth the effort!

Kim Dellow said...

Stunningly beautiful! Just love your layers. Kim

scrappinpeg said...

ADORABLE.... Man I love those pp's you used too. This is so darn stinkin cute!

Sherry said...

Lovely card you really did a great job

Shelly said...

This is SO pretty! The image is cute and your coloring is amazing! I love the bright pretty papers you chose - it's summer in a card! LOVE it!!!

~ Ali ~ said...

Simply stunning as always your attention to detail is fabulous. hope you are and the family are well.

Tanya said...

WOW! This is wonderful Claudia.