Friday, March 9, 2012



Here is another card I created for a sketch challenge on Stampin' Connection. I wanted to play with my new Bordering on Romance stamp set so this is what I came up with! Take a look: 

  • Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Distressed Dots, Thank You Kindly
  • Card Stock: Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Pool Party
  • DSP: Everyday Enchantment (SAB)
  • Ink: Lucky Limeade, Basic Black, Black Stazon
  • Markers: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Blender Pen, Calypso Coral
  • Accessories: Labels Framelits, 1-1/4" Basic Black Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestones

Here is the sketch that was created by yours truly:

For this card I started off with a Lucky Limeade card base cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4". I used my all time favorite background stamp Distressed Dots with Lucky Limeade ink to add the polka dot background on the card front. Next I cut a piece of Everyday Enchantment DSP 2" x 4-1/4". I adhered the DSP onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock that was cut at 2-1/8" x 4-1/4". You can't tell that I absolutely LOVE this DSP can you?

Then I cut a piece of 1-1/4" wide Basic Black Striped Grosgrain ribbon about 4" long. I cut a dove-tail on one end and adhered the ribbon onto the card front with SNAIL adhesive. I stamped the greeting from Thank You Kindly in the bottom right hand corner of the card front in Basic Black ink.

Now for the labels! I cut a piece of Pool Party card stock 3-1/4" x 3-3/4" and a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 2-1/2" x 3". The Labels Framelits were used with the Big Shot to cut out the labels. I stamped the flowers from Bordering on Romance onto the Very Vanilla label in Black Stazon in. I colored in the flowers with Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, and Blender Pen markers.

I used the fine point end of the Pool Party marker to add some stitching lines around the Pool Party label. Then I adhered the stamped Very Vanilla label onto the Pool Party label. the labels layer was adhered onto the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added a single large rhinestone onto the flower label just to add a little bit of sparkle!

This was a relatively quick and easy card to create and I just love the color combo! What have you been doing with your framelits?

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Amanda, I love everything about this card. The sketch you so cleverly designed, the colour scheme and how you married them so well together with Bordering on Romance. The faux stitching adds the final touch of elegance.