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:

Stacy said...

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!!!

joy said...

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.

Rosemary said...

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

judkajudi said...

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

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Greta. your splotches are awesome. Love the rose

Lisa said...

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

alexandra s.m. said...

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!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love the yellow roses!!!

Nat said...

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. :)

Jessi Fogan said...

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!

Kathy said...

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

Sally said...

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!

Kailash said...

The kraft with the yellow looks so good Greta!!

Anna-Karin said...

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

Pam said...

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