Saturday, May 2, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You and the Bonus sketch

I wasn't going to actually put a large star on my card using the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch #25 for this week because that was far to obvious of a design element and when I use sketches I always try to step back and think outside of the box on what else that design could be but then I picked up this Scenic Route paper from my stash and knew instantly that I needed to hand draw my own star to go with the print on the paper.
I drew my star on a piece of scratch paper just like the ones on the patterned paper and then cut that out for a pattern for the star that I was going to use on the card. The "numbers" print paper is the opposite side of the star print! Aren't they the perfect combo for a kids birthday card?
A simple Thickers number 3 seemed like the way to finish my card. The smaller star is a punch and so is the circle that I put the number on.
I wanted to do the bonus sketch this week too and I was having so much fun "making it my own"! That wonderful embossed white cardstock comes embossed like that. The clerk said it was Bazzill.

I was still playing with my Cornish Heritage Farms stamps and came up with this piece. The stamp block was stamped with a red/orange ink on white cardstock and then colored that by rubbing over it with a yellow stamp pad. The label shape was cut out. Here is a little bit of recycling, I received a wonderful box of chocolates and there was an adorable label on the top and I just knew I needed to keep it for a pattern! I added a little border punched edge and a very simple mix of some other cardstocks. So this card has no patterned paper on it.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Patterned papers Surprise/Sunny Lane/Scenic Route Paper (both sides)
Martha Stewart border punch
Number “3” sticker – Thickers/American Crafts
Star punch
Big star is hand drawn
Rub-on greeting - Target

Cardstock – Embossed/Bazzill
Stamps – Greeting and Stamp Block/Ornamental/Cornish Heritage Farms
Stamp pad – Ancient page and Fluid Chalk/Clearsnap
Flower – Prima
Self Adhesive pearls – Mark Richards, Inc
Border punch – Martha Stewart

Corner rounder punch - Fiskars


  1. Completely beautiful cards! I do love myself some CHF!!

  2. Linda these are both fabulous - but I have to say you really rocked Savitri's sketch - wow that card is a stunner..oh and a special congrats on your DT appointment - you are amazing and will do amazing things with Core'dinations too.

  3. Beautiful cards Linda! I love your big hand-drawn star!

    (-: Heidi

  4. fabulous cards! I just love viewing your work!!

  5. two fabulous cards, Bravo

  6. Wow! Love the one with the bright red and yellow/orange! So vibrant!

  7. What fun cards!!! Love the fresh colors on the first one especially!

  8. These are both wonderful, Linda! The CPS sketch card is exquisite!

  9. Love your "Beauty" card, Linda! The colors are so vibrant and just grab you. The flower is also so rich. Great job!

  10. beautiful cards! the colors rock.

  11. Fabulous Linda!!!! Love the colors you used on each of these cards!

  12. These are beautiful Linda!


  13. The colors are gorgeous on this red, white and yellow card. Just beautiful!

  14. Beautiful cards!! Laughing at your story about not planning on using a star because that's what I thought at first too! I'm impressed you could do a freehand star, though, you beat me there! ha! ha!

  15. That star is AWESOME!! Super job with both of these; love the bright, cheery colors!

  16. A handmade star. How do you do these things? Mine would be so crooked you'd think it was a meteor. Beautiful as usual.

  17. love, love LOVE your yellow, white and red one, Linda! it is gorgeous!