Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's sketch time again

Card Positioning Systems blog - Sketch #81 - ScraPerfect Sponsor
This week at CPS, ScraPerfect was the sponsor so each of the team members had the opportunity to see what this little pouch would do to improve stamping or printing. For my card, I ran the pouch over my green paper before I stamped my image and poured the embossing powder on it. Some papers and powders just seem to have a whole lot of static which makes for "stray" flecks of the embossing powder to stay on your paper and potentially ruin your image when you heat it. I would say that I didn't have ANY stray flecks after using the ScraPerfect pouch.
The close-up shows how crisp and clean my images are and I also wanted to show you my "faux" pearls. I used Plaid's Metallic Dimensional Fabric paint. The container has a tiny tip where the liquid comes out so you can get small dots like this and when the metallic paint dries it look like pearls.
This card uses last weeks, 2 Sketches 4 You, Kazan's Sketch #8 and I Am A Scrapaholic's September kit. If you like to doodle, this is the kit for you! I used my Sakura 3-D Glaze pens to give added accent to the doodles on the papers and punch outs.
This is Laura's Sketch #8 from 2 Sketches 4 You for this week. There are a couple details on this card that make it fun. One is that the flower print is actually a photo that I took in a friend's garden. I printed it on a textured, white cardstock.
Now sure if you can see the other interesting feature of this card, but I sprayed it with a green, Glimmer Mist. I sprayed the entire front of the card with the Glimmer Mist. It gave such a neat look to all of the papers and kind of tied them together.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
ScraPerfect – The Perfect Printing Pouch
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Two different background stamps and phrase stamps – Anna Griffin/All Night Media/Plaid
White stamp pad – Joann’s
White embossing powder
Flourish stamp – Memory Box
Metallic Fabric Dimensional paint – Plaid
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – ClearsnapMachine sewing
Materials list:
Cardstock - Prism
Patterned paper – Pop Star/7gypsies and orange paper/We R Memory Keepers
Punch out elements – 7gypsies
Glaze pens – Sakura
Alphabet stamp – Stampin’ Up
SERENITY card Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Pink Paislee and Scenic Route
Flower and leaf stamp – Magenta
My own photo
Rub-on word – LUXE
Glitter brad – Doodlebug
Tonic Paper Distresser
Green Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels


  1. Wow!! Love all these designs!! I like to buy these as gifts!!

  2. O love the colors you used in this card!
    Very pretty!

  3. All cards look great. Lovely work!

  4. oooh, I love the green in your cards! Lovely designs!

    Have a great weekend Linda!


  5. I am always inspired by your work. Thank you!

  6. wow, love all your interpretations of the sketches... very very pretty!

  7. Simple and beautiful.

  8. Beautiful cards Linda, and thank for add all your tips and tricks. I have one of those little sacks and love it too!

  9. Awesome cards Linda! :) I especially love the "green" theme you used in the first one. :)

  10. All your cards are so beautiful!!! Love them!

  11. Whoa Nelly! You have been a busy little bee haven't you??? I love the green and white...sooo fresh!

  12. Wonderful cards- you have been very inspired and busy! debb