Thursday, April 8, 2010

Eighty Five

Woo, it's {almost} Friday. I've returned with a sketch this week. I was inspired by this delightful card by Carrie Gaskin. I decided to modify the sketch a teensy bit. Instead of the scallops, I went with a strip of patterned paper slightly apart from the mat layer. I made mine 6.5x3.5. I really enjoy making cards this size!

Here's my card based on the sketch directly. I used the colours in the Haiku paper as my inspiration. Now that it's available at a clearance price, I ordered 5 packs... so I feel like I can use more of my stash. This was one of my all time favorite paper packs!

The second card is basically a copy of Carrie's card using some different colours. Once again I used the colours from the Thoroughly Modern paper as a starting point. I ended up substituting Soft Suede with Basic Grey, and Bermuda Bay with Taken with Teal. I am still a little mournful towards losing Taken with Teal. Considering turquoise is such an in colour this year and Bermuda Bay isn't sticking around, I was a little taken aback at that particular decision! Oh well, hopefully there will still be some paper around for my upcoming stamp club order!

For the ribbon and bow, I wrapped a piece of double sided tape around where I intended to place the bow. I gathered it in so it would look like the bow actually originated from that point. I made the bow on my plastic canvas version of the bow-easy, then stuck it on. So much easier than figuring out the right lengths and worrying about which way the bow ends up!

Supplies: Stamps: Paradise, Fifth Avenue Floral (Stampin' Up!), Signature Greetings (PTI) Ink: More Mustard, So Saffron, Old Olive, Orangerie, Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Basic Grey Paper: White, Basic Grey, Tangerine Tango, Thoroughly Modern, Haiku Accessories, etc.: Teal Satin ribbon, So Saffron grosgrain, scallop edge punch

If you decide to play along, feel free to leave a link!

28 comments:

  1. cute cards with the sketch. I like the colors a lot. They are awesome. I love the sketch too. I can't wait to go drag my stuff out and try my hand at one. :D

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  2. Love the colors on the first card! Both are gorgeous!

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  3. I'm really glad you liked my layout and card. Thanks so much for your interpretation. VERY NICE! I may just have to play along.....

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  4. Thanks for the sketch. I was having trouble sleeping, and it gave me something to work on. Fun layout!

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  5. Lovely sketch and lovely cards, Natasha! I particularly like the leafy one...great colors and such a warm card.

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  6. Another great sketch! I had fun playing along! :)

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  7. Love this sketch and your cards are beautiful - especially the first with its gorgeous colours and leaves which are a favourite image of mine. Hope you enjoyed your well-deserved break last week!

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  8. ooooh, I can't wait to play! I love your second card so so much. Maybe my scallop obsession has something to do with it, and the colours are amazing.

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  9. I always enjoy your site for inspiration. Thanks for putting up so many gorgeous challenges!

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  10. Thanks for the great challenge. I hope to play more often! And the card is gorgeous!!

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  11. Another wonderful sketch and beautiful sample card, too! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  12. A great sketch! I love your cards so much.
    Jutta

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  13. Lovely sketch and lovely cards, Natasha! All are wonderful!
    Jutta

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  14. Both of the cards are just beautiful. Thanks for the clean & simple sketch.

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  15. So love this layout!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

    http://whimsicalcreations.blogspot.com/2010/04/cas-mothers-day.html

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  16. Thanks for another fantastic sketch. I found this one very easy and inspirational!

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  17. The mojo was not flowing... this sketch was EXACTLY what I needed! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  18. Thank you for the beautiful sketch and inspiration.
    Sue

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  19. Hi Girls thanks for the great challenge again it was fun. there is some amazing entries yet again!!!

    Anne
    :-)

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  20. This sketch was a fun one to work with!

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  21. Loved this sketch. Here is my link...

    http://nikkistamps.blogspot.com/2010/04/ive-had-really-blessed-week.html

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  22. Awesome sketch ladies!!! I finally had a chance to play along!!! All the samples are so beautiful!!! Hugs ~S~

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  23. Great sketch this week...the DT inspirations are awesome...thanks for sharing.

    Stampin' HUGZ
    Beverley

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  24. Both cards are great!
    I keep seeing that LARGE scallop edge punch.
    Who puts it out, and where can i get one?
    Or something similar?
    Thanks & happy day!
    Nicole
    nmbailey5@verizon.net

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  25. Wonderful sketch and card inspiration from the DT. Thanks.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1679129?&cat=500&ppuser=5050

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  26. My first Clean & Simple challenge but definitely not the last! :)

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  27. First viewing of this site, love the cards, hope to take part in the challenges!

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