Thursday, September 18, 2008

Got Some Fun Accents????

For the Kazan's Sketch #9 at 2 Sketches 4 You this week, I cut out a Flocked flower from my patterned paper by Best Creations.

You can see that I used a Cuttlebug embossing plate for my background piece and I then used my Scor Pal tool and added in some lines across my background. These lines across the card mimic the lines that are on the sketch. I lightly rubbed a green Fluid Chalk stamp pad across the raised portions of the embossing to give them a little accent. For the YUM piece of accent here, I cut out a Black, Flocked flower from a piece of Best Creations paper.
The close up of the embossing gives you a better idea of the lines that go across the card that were created with the Scor Pal. The reason this worked so quickly and easily is that the Scor Pal has all kinds of measurements to use for scoring and so in under a minute I had the exact lines picked out so that everything was centered.

For the next card:
I was shopping in an antique store this summer and there was a booth with a little basket full of little baggies of snips and pieces of trims. Wonderful, yummy trims. The price was right and I knew that I just had to pick out some bags. This card shows off one of those pieces. The white, lacy piece on the front of the card is the exact size as it came in the package. Doesn't this make for just a super cool accent?

You can see in the close-up a little better view. The lacy flowers had open middles in each one so I just used that space for mini brads and they hold my piece in place. I accented the patterned paper with Metallic 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip for a faux pearl look.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

BEST WISHES-LACE card
Materials: Solid Cardstock
Patterned paper Devotion and Sweets/Blush Collection/BasicGrey
Scallop punch and circle punch – Marvy
LaceMini brads – Creative Impressions
Stamps – Crafty Secrets
Fluid Chalk and Ancient Page stamp pads – Clearsnap
Machine sewing
Metallic 3-D Fashion paint - Tulip

BLACK FLOCKED FLOWER card
Materials list:
Cardstock
Patterned paper – October Afternoon and flocked flower cut from Dancing Leaves/Best Creations
Cuttlebug embossing plate – Provo Craft
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Ribbon
ScorPal for embossed lines

13 comments:

small cap stock said...

ok. I found an information here that i want to look for.

Andrea Amu said...

Beautiful cards. I love the flocked flower and the lace piece on the second card. There's an antique/vintage place close to me too that I always visit to find deals on vintage lace and trims! Fun stuff!

Kath said...

2 gorgeous cards and love that vintage lacey look on the second one but your card for the sketch is just beautiful..love the background and that flocked flower is too cute
Hugs
Kath
xxxx

wendyp said...

I love the way you used just a snippit of the ribbon in the bottom card! Very pretty!

Kazan Clark said...

Linda these are both gorgeous. I love finding trinkets at stores and sales for my cards too. Your work is always inspiring - great take on the weeks sketch!

Joke said...

Both cards are very nice.

Lea L. said...

These are just gorgeous Linda!! The flower on the first one is just fab, and I love the vintage lace on the second one. Wonderful job!

staceykingman said...

Linda, I read your blog every single day and I am sorry to say that I am so lazy and sit here and soak up your amazing creativity without leaving so much as a tiny comment...bt today I have to stop and say HELLO, I love that first card! It's delightful.

Eveline said...

Beautiful cards. Both of them. I love the lace on the second card.
Eveline.

scrapnnMO said...

Oh my goodness what beautiful cards! lovely job on them both!

DebW said...

Beautiful, beautiful work!

Shirley said...

This lovely in every way. I love cards with detail!

Shirley said...

oooops! I missed the first card because I found your site and was working my way up. I love it too because of the embellishments. They are both so pretty. I take them both! ha!