Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sketch + Kraft + Rose = Card Exchange


2013-06

Nothing better than making crafty friends & getting a card in the mail, so I try to participate often in Deborah's card exchange. I've intended to use her sketch in the past, but I think this is the first time it happened.  I really like it & will keep it handy to use again.  I printed this small picture of my Oregold rose when I was making THIS card.  The smaller version was just right for the sketch.  I used more of the salvaged yellow cardstock & my Spellbinders oval dies.  I intended to use scored lines, but they didn't show up well so decided to pierce them using my Tim Holtz ruler.  This is my first "splotchy" card & I can tell you that pigment ink is not the best product to use, but it was the color I wanted--just try to get it dried!  This shade of kraft is usually not the one I use, but it actually went the best with this yellow to my eye.  The sentiment is an old Hero Arts stamp I still love, stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia which is also swiped on the distressed edges & pierced holes.  I used my new roll of Score Tape to attach the ribbon & boy is that a snap!  Finished off with some Mark Richards yellow dots--nice alternative to gems.  

I didn't wait to post the card after it's  received since I'm entering the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show which is about to end.  Thanks for coming by & letting me know what you think.
  

15 comments:

  1. Great sentiment and layout, love the ribbon and rhinestones at the bottom and I also really like the splotches. The addition of your personal photo is fabulous. I adore yellow roses!!!

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  2. I think you did a great job with the sketch and with using kraft, too! I love the splotches and piercing. BTW, I mailed your card on Friday; hope you like it.

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  3. lovely card, greta... the kraft cardstock is the perfect backdrop for that gorgeous photo!

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  4. Splatters and blotches are tough for me; you've done a great job with them!! Gorgeous card!

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  5. fabulous Greta. your splotches are awesome. Love the rose

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  6. Lovely card Greta, is that one of your pretty roses I spy!! Scor tape and ribbon go together like cookies and milk!!

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  7. yeah! You know I'm quite a "splatters and blotches" kind of a girl so your gorgeous card is right up my alley!
    Thanks for sharing Greta!

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  8. Beautiful card!Love the yellow roses!!!

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  9. Hi Greta, there is nothing better than receiving a card from a friend in the mail! This is a beauty and totally showcases this single yellow rose. :)

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  10. Oh! Piercing the scored lines is an incredible look! Love that detail :) And good to know about the pigment ink - I can only imagine the drying. Agh!

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  11. Beautiful card! Everything works so well together. Love the idea of piercing the lines.

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  12. Love the cards you've made with the photo of your beautiful rose! The kraft and yellow are so pretty together; beautiful sentiment for a beautiful card!

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  13. The kraft with the yellow looks so good Greta!!

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  14. Very pretty! Love the yellow and kraft combo. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  15. Greta, I loved receiving this card!! Thank You!!

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