Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Color and Sketches

I just wait for KWernerDesign.com to put up a new color challenge!!! And this color combo for Inspiration #52 was no exception for just looking fun and so summery.
My very first thought was this Whitewashed Core'dinations paper. I knew it was the perfect place to start.
I used this Picket Fence color and ran one piece of it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing plate. Sanding that piece exposed the core color.
I used some other colors of Core'dinations. The blue circle was scored with the Scor-pal and then sanded and the flowers were punched from other colors of Core'dinations cardstock.
I sanded all of the outside edges of my card too and you can see that exposed core in the above photo.
I also needed to play with the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch for this week. It is Laura's Sketch #26.
I pulled out this collection of papers I have had for awhile from Scenic Route. I love collections so that all of my patterns go together so well.
My stamp is a $1 stamp from Michaels. I stamped it with brown ink and embossed that. Then I colored in the cupcake paper with Copic markers and accented that with White Slick 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip.
I used a piece of Core'dinations for my card base and sanded the edges so that the core was exposed.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Cardstock –Picket Fence/Whitewash/Core’dinations (both sides)
Embossing plate – Cuttlebug
Sand paper
Machine sewing
Mini brads – Making Memories
Scallop circle and circle punches – Marvy
Apron Lace border punch – Fiskars
Flower punch - Papershapers/EK Success
Thank You stamp – Kim Hughes collection/Cornish Heritage Farms

HAPPY card
Cardstock –Core’dinations
Patterned paper, die cut and sticker letters – Loveland/Scenic Route
$1 stamp – Michaels
Brown Colorbox stamp pad – Clearsnap
Detail clear embossing powder – Stamp n Stuff
Flowers – Prima
Glitter brad – Doodlebug
Scallop border punch – Fiskars
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
White Slick 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Machine sewing


  1. The stitching is perfect for this card. I like this card a lot.

  2. Very pretty, what great colors...

  3. Oooh cool effects with the embossing, but I just love that cupcake card!

  4. Linda this card is darling! I love the fun bright colors:)
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  5. Wow! Such beautiful cards, love your forst one!

  6. These are both awesome Linda, love what you did with the CS!!

  7. these are gorgeous. and the whitewash is my fave. i am reaching for it all the time!

  8. Such yummy cards Linda! I love Kristina's color challenges too. You did a wonderful job with it!

  9. So unique! Love both of your cards!!! Great Job!! :)

  10. These are such cool cards! I love how you use the colours!

  11. Great job on the KW challenge. I love all the texture you added - reminds me of a summer garden!

  12. Ooooh! I love the scoring with the white core! Beautiful!! Great job with the color combo!

  13. Linda, these are just beautiful!!

    Did you say whitewashed Core'dinations?! I didn't know there was such a thing! I must have some!

    (-: Heidi

  14. Lots of loveliness!!! Both cards are stunning!!

  15. Great cards! Love the background on the first one and the colors are soo fun on the second!

  16. Love that first one, beautiful work!

  17. Both cards are so great. Love the colors of your 2S4Y card.

  18. Loove the colors on the top card...totally scrumptious!

  19. Cute cute cute! Love all of the little details!