Sunday, March 6, 2011

The sentiments takes center stage

The sentiment on a card is what sets the theme usually.  You can tell a friend HI or "I care".  Happy Birthday or Merry Christmas.  The list is a mile long. 

This is my Unscripted sketch card for this week.  I used a Bible verse stamp by Our Daily Bread for my sentiment. I can't think of a better way to send a card to a friend then with a verse on it.  Something that says "Just Thinking of You", "I Care".  This one is just plain encouraging.

I used an Artisan Elements piece from Pink Paislee for my corner accent. The help it blend into the style of my card better, I lightly rubbed some Distress Ink over it. 
The sentiment was stamped on plain white cardstock and I gave it an "aged"  or "vintage" look by rubbing it with a Distress Ink stamp pad as well as on the edges of the patterned papers I used. 

For this card I used a Cornish Heritage Farms stamp.  Another great way to tell a friend "HI"!  I used some of my most favorite papers by Crate Paper. 

The chipboard butterfly is by Maya Road.  I painted it with Crackle paint.  The sheer flower is also by Maya Road and I colored it with alcohol inks. I just dropped some inks right onto the flower. 

And for a few photos...

We visited the Santa Barbara zoo on Saturday.  The weather was outstanding, making for a great little trip.  Does this guy just crack you up???? He was just sitting there looking at the people like he owned the world.  LOVE that stylin' mustache. 

My favorite is always the giraffes. It was fun to watch this one get in position to take a drink out of the pond.  Gotta love what it took for him to get down there.

And, can you touch your nose with your tongue???
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Copic X-press cardstock
Patterned Papers and die cuts – Love Blooms/Sweetness/Pink Paislee
Artisan Elements – Pink Paislee
Black Versafine stamp pad
Detail Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Distress Ink stamp pad - Ranger
Sentiment stamp – Our Daily Bread stamps
Self adhesive pearls - Recollections
Sanding block – Core’dinations


Materials list:
Patterned paper – Crate Paper
Cuttlebug embossing plate – Provo Craft
Label shape – Nestabilities/Spellbinder
Corner rounder punch
Music background stamp and sentiment stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms
Brown Distress Ink – Ranger
Alcohol Inks
Crackle paint - Ranger
Black Versafine stamp pad
Corner rounder punch – Papershapers
Powder Puff chalk stamp pad – Quick Quotes
Gingham flowers, sheer flower and chipboard butterfly – Maya Road


  1. GORGEOUS cards! I loveeeeeeeeeee the pink paislee corner piece in that first one and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the zoo pics! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. WOWZERS...such GORGEOUS cards!! LOVE them both!! LOVELY sentiments!
    Those pics are just fab!

  3. love the cards and your zoo shots are awesome!

  4. These creations are so amazing!! I just love what you've done!! HUGS

  5. Fabulous cards Linda! Love those hilarious photos too. :)

  6. These photos are hilarious. Love your cards, love seeing the tiny Maya Road flowers in action in the second card!

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards!!!! They are both SO beautiful and awesome!!!

    And I love those zoo pics!!! Giraffes are one of my favorite animals! :D

  8. Your cards are beautiful. I love the corner accent on the first card, and the Scripture is wonderful.

  9. ooh, I LOVE the cards! Especially love those papers by crate paper! Great zoo photos too! Love the monkey!! they are my favorite! Although - who can resist a cute giraffe drinking! Great shot!