Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sketch Challenge 338

 I made this card for SCS's Sketch Challenge 338:

Based on this sketch:
I took a little bit of liberty with the 3-b circle in putting a bow in place of the circle.  I had a silver flower brad there, but my DD said the card looked nice except for that, so I replaced it with a ribbon and bow...she said she liked it much better...so I went with it:)!!  Used a SU set with a sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  For the circle I used an exacto circle cutter:
I really wanted a border for the semi circle, but had no scalloped nesties that big, so  for the scalloped border around the circle, I used the SU border punch, cut out a portion of the border(I'd seen cards where others had tried this before):
and attached to the back of the circle after rolling some tape on the edge of the circle:
I flipped it over and placed silver pearls on each circle area/seam on the border:
...just in case you wanted to know:)!!
This is a week where with little creativity flowing, I openly and unashamedly decided to use some of my favorite artists and their cards for inspiration. I made this card from Susan Raihala's site, Simplicity...a much smaller version of hers:

Here's her wonderful card:

I loved the fence punch with this tree...soooo cool...made a smaller card with a popped out fence , framed with a brown card, the card is 4 1/4" x about 4 1/2".....had fun.....thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Susan:)!!!
Things I used:
Stamps: Stampin Up Echos of Kindness, Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings
             Papertrey Ink Through the Trees
Paper: Mellow Moss, Bazzill white
          Bazzill white, soft suede
 Ink:  mellow moss, pretty in pink, regal rose, stazon black
        memento bamboo, soft suede
Extras: SU ribbon and border punch, polka dot embossing folder, silver pearls, clear embossing powder, pop up dots
            Martha Stewart border punch, clear embossing powder
         

7 comments:

  1. Hi there Lisa, Wow such dedication all that cutting and fitting, well worth it because your card's fabulous:0) Great case of Susan's card, doesn't she have some brilliant ideas!! Gay xxx

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  2. Lisa thanks so much for showing how you created that scalloped border around the circle!! I had trouble with that circle when working the sketch! Hugs, Harriet

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  3. Susan's card was a stunner and yours is too with its tweaks.

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  4. And the SCS sketch card is gorgeous too! Thank you for your very clear instructions for the scalloped border.

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  5. Beautiful, Lisa! I love the ribbon/bow and the scallop edging! And your cards inspired by Susan are perfect. You can't go wrong CASEing Susan, or for the rest of us CASEing you!

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  6. Stunning cards Lisa, love the border tutorial too....soo clever :)
    Jenny x

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa