Friday, September 18, 2009

A Sketch of this - A Sketch of that

Yes, you guessed it, more cards created from sketches!
The first one uses the sketch from this last week from Unscripted Sketches #23.
Just sitting on my scrapping desk were these Scenic Route papers wanting to be used. I love red anyway, so I had to figure out how to use them for this card. And, I seem to want to use the notebook prints on everything.
I love the Nestabilities. I love the two steps, the one that cuts the shape and the other that gives an embossed line. I think they look so neat when they are done. I left the die in place while I lightly tapped it with a chalk stamp pad. This added just a bit of shading to the shape.
I also just plain LOVE this Loopy border punch and I thought it made for a great side accent to go along with the sketch. Notice the Core'dinations cardstock. Even with this great tan paper, when the edges are sanded, the core is exposed.
This card puts to use the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch #35 for this last week. More papers that were just sitting on my desk wanting to be used are these great papers by Jenni Bowlin. I so love the black and cream papers in this collection.
The chipboard piece is by Tattered Angels and I colored it by spraying it with a few colors of Glimmer Mist. Such a fast and easy way to color my piece.

Notice two things here, the scallop piece is the new Embossed Jenni Bowlin Core'dinations and the card base is a piece of Black Magic. It is black on the top side and a great tan on the reverse side. When this is sanded, the tan core is exposed and what I really love is that you can have a black card with a lighter color on the inside for your greeting.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Cardstock –Black Magic and Jenni Bowlin cardstock/Core’dinations

Patterned paper – Vintage Black Branch, Black Micro Dot and Black Finial/Jenni Bowlin
Rub-on letters – Jenni Bowlin
Chipboard shape and spray – Glimmer Mist/Tattered Angels
Fluid chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Border punch – EK Success
Self adhesive rhinestones – Mark Richards

Materials:Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Scenic Route
Rub-on word – Scenic Route
Loopy border punch – Martha Stewart
Label die – Nestabilities/Spellbinder
Corner rounder punch – Bind It All
Chalk stamp pads – Powder Puff/Quick Quotes
Machine sewing
Tonic Paper Distresser


  1. I agree... that loopy punch rocks!

    Great cards! :)

  2. Gorgeous creations Linda. Love the simple but yet elegance of these.

  3. These are gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for playing with US!


  4. These are both gorgeous!! I love the color combos and the use of all the punches and dies. Beautiful layouts and designs!!

  5. Beautiful cards! I love all your details and I will certainly have to get a loopy border punch!

  6. Both cards are beautiful, Linda. I love that new Martha Stewart punch you used on the first one. ;-)

  7. Fabulous cards Linda! Love how you work your papers!

  8. Absolutely beautiful Linda! Both have such an elegant feel!

    (-: Heidi

  9. Both great cards, (though I am partial to red too), fabulous designs. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

  10. Nestabilities are awesome! I've been playing with them at my lss lately and love them...awesome card!

  11. so pretty - love colors and the font you used for the sentiment
    thanks for playing
    :) Kazan

  12. I love the Giggles sentiment and that very cool border punch. I just love the loops.