Jul 12, 2009

365 Cards: Sketchy Sunday!!

Wow people, I have been under a rock this week! I have missed you all so much and would longing look at my craft table as I ran by it to get to all the gazillion things done that took me over this week. Thank you for visiting me still (you know who you are!) I think I finally have a handle on the "extra summer" stuff that keeps cropping up. I promise I will have a full week of cards next week and all the other weeks to come. There is a lot too look forward too! First today we have Sketchy Sunday kicking off our Shortcuts sponsor week! All week I will have something new to show you using another FAB Shortcuts product. Then I will be sharing my Mac Mae July Card Kit creations (albeit late) and will also be traveling to see my family for my brothers wedding and then I am off to the CHA Show in Florida at the end of this month!!! Can I get a double Woot! I just can't wait and I will have lots of cards and pictures to share when I return! But first our sketch challenge for the week:

Fun sketch (as always Pam!) You actually get a special treat today of 2 cards... That's right! Here is the first. I used a frosted card base to get started. (its a bit hard to see) These are fabulous! They are pre-cut and pre-scored for you. Plus they are SUPER thick so you get a nice sturdy card. I totally recommend them. I also really love the frosted look. It's a fun change to the "see through" product!
I used my heart and circle punches to create my flowers. Added some text and polka dot background stamping. Buttons, twine and a bit of distressing complete the package. I stamped and then clear embossed the sentiment.
I was surprised that I could use a heat gun without completely warping this card base. I think because its so thick it doesn't shrivel up! I tried to keep the heat pretty far away (which means longer heating time) but in the end it worked pretty great. Ok. That is card number one. And guess what?? Card number two is TOTALLY different!:
Ok. ok. I know what you are thinking.... "what is this woman thinking??" ; ) Yes this one is totally different and more closely resembles the sketch. This was actually the first card I actually made. I had this corrugated red paper that I just couldn't get away from. It was begging to be used, so I gave in. The triangle made me think of a flag and I haven't used this stamp set in a while so that is how it came together. The reason this isn't my only card is because I forgot to read the challenge directions and didn't use a Shortcuts product! My brain is mush, I tell ya! So lucky you...because I am slow, you get two cards today. It's the least I can do after being MIA all week. ; ) 

Thanks again for sticking with me and for your sweet comments. I love hearing from you!  Be sure to link up your creations. I am devoting the rest of my sunday to crafting, so I need stuff to look at and blogs to comment on!

As always Have a Happy Sunday!

Deets:  Flowers Are Smiling
Stamps: Hero Arts Thoughtful Messages, PTI Polka Dot Basics, Background Basics: Text Styled and Retro
Ink: SU! Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black. PTI Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist
Paper: PTI Scarlet Jewel, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist. Shortcuts Frosted Acrylic Card Base
Accessories: PTI Vintage Buttons, Martha Stewart Bakery Twine, Embossing Powder, PTI Scarlet Jewel Grosgrain Ribbon

Deets: Arrrgh Matey
Stamps: CHF Ahoy Matey
Ink: SU! Basic Black, Encore Silver, PTI Fresh Snow
Paper: PTI True Black, Stampers White, Vellum. Corrugated Red (from stash), 
Accessories: Basic Grey Adhesive Gem, Zing White Embossing Powder, Black Embroidery Floss


Patti J. said...

Happy Sunday, big double woot, and welcome back! Love your cards - those flowers are just fab! Thanks for sharing...

~amy~ said...

Fun cards...aren't you just the smarty pants for using your heart punch for the flowers...you are one smart chick! So did you do an Amy and send Pam 2 cards like I always seem to do? LOL...fun cards missy!

Vicky said...

lovely cards, Kristie!! which days will you be at CHA? I'm going down for the last 2 days when they open it up for consumers! maybe we'll run into each other (which would be kinda funny that if we met in Florida when we probably only live about 45 mins away from each other!).

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