Thursday, August 7, 2008

CPS sketch #76 and more

First off - be sure to hop on over to The Pursuit Of CraftYness blog for the last projects in the "Something Old" feature. My card uses up a bunch of my eyelets that have been sitting here way too long!!!

Since I love working with sketches, I wanted to share a couple with you today. This one uses one of my newest purchases - these way-too-cute Paper Bag Studios stamps.
This first one is my Card Positioning Systems card for this week but I also wanted to be able to share a close up. The paper I stamped on started out just plain cream colored. After stamping my two main images and embossing them with black embossing powder, I added color with Fluid Chalk stamp pads and a couple kinds of spray color. I embossed the images with black because when I went to rub them with the stamp pads, I could rub that color off of the black images and they would show up a little stronger.
This second card uses the 2 Sketch 4 U sketch #6 and another of my newest purchases - some amazing October Afternoon papers!!!
The edges of the striped piece of paper were distressed with the Tonic Paper Distresser, just a nice way to help that piece stand out a little big more against the other pattern. I cut the flowers from the reverse side of one of the prints and the flowers were covered with the Paper Glaze which just adds a nice bit of emphasis.

COMFORT card - Materials:
Cardstock- Prism
Patterned papers – Love Letters/Fancy Pants
Stamps – Paper Bag Studios and Memory Box
Stamp pads – Ancient page and Fluid Chalk/Clearsnap
Embossing powder – Top Boss/Clearsnap
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Letter stickers – Sticko
Machine Sewing

PARTY QUEEN card - Materials:
Solid Cardstock
Patterned paper – Patio Umbrella, Garden Chair and Rain Boots/Daydream Collection/October Afternoon
Rub-on greeting - LUXE
Scallop label – Jenni Bowlin
Glitter brads – Doodlebug
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®/Tulip
Scallop Scissors
Machine Sewing
Tonic Paper Distresser

Thanks for visiting today, Linda (aka lbpost)


  1. Your cards are way cool! I love my paper distresser. i usually end up using my fingernails, though. :)

  2. Hi Linda! Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. How funny, I've always admired your work, and now I've found your blog. I'm going to add you to my sidebar if that's okay. :) ~have a great day!

  3. Wow Linda that Party Queen Card is gorgeous - was that made with me in mind :) Just kidding - but what a fab idea and really well made too :)

  4. Linda, yours cards are beautiful! I love all the special touches and details that you add.

  5. gorgeous cards!! you are a card queen!

  6. Wow! Love both of these! Gorgeous work!


  7. Lovely card. October Afternoon is one of my favorite papers at the moment too. I love the distressed parts too.


  8. Great card!! I'm also a fan of October Afternoon!!

  9. Totally cool top card and such a fun bottom card...esp the colors!!

  10. Your cards are gorgeous! Of course I love the first one as that chair stamp is a fave of mine.

  11. Fabulous card!!! Love the distressing! :) Perfect! Thanks for playing along with 2S4Y!

  12. Gorgeous cards, I love them both. Love all your work : )