Card Sketch February #3

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Happy Sketch day! Yep another Wednesday whipping itself around fast! Amazing how quickly the weeks are flying by huh? This one is based on a card I did back in March last year. I think I went through a phase of the half flower, or partial flower on a page or card. This is a great card to use up those big flowers you have laying around, just fold em and put em on a card. Of course it doesn't HAVE to be a flower though, remember to use your own creative interpretation! As always the digital template is available for free download in my store, along with other templates I have for sale.

Tip: If you do use a flower as the main accent and want to stretch you're cardmaking budget a little further, simply cut the flower in 2 rather than fold it. That way you'll have flowers for 2 cards rather than one!

Have to say this is one design I love, so expect to see it again and again! Recently I got the chance to work with some fun product from Hot off the Press, and had a total blast with it. I hope to do a full review of the line later in the month but I will say right here and now that I LOVE this citrus line. These papers just POP right off a card!

"Happy Mom's Day" by Di Hickman
Supplies:- Papers: Hot off the Press; Flower: Hot off the Press; rub-on: Royal; Frame embellishment: Provocraft;

I have to say I'm loving the little frame things from Rob & Bob (provocraft) as flower centers. I used them on some cards last month and I admit I went back to Big Lots this weekend and got 2 more packets, this time in hot pink and the above yellow. They are just so fun!.

As always the sketch girls blew me away with their cards this week! Just so much variety from one sketch. Most opted for the flower, but there are a few alternatives in mix too! I often get asked I thought I'd address the order in which the sketch girls cards get featured, and it's simply color order. Starting with mine, I go through the cards deciding which card flows better after another according to color. I just think it's easier on the eyes when things flow.

"Get Well" card by Kristin Shulz
Supplies: DCWV cardstock, Creative Impressions ink, Heidi Swapp flower, Bazzill Big Brad, EK sticker, Tinkering Ink Patterned Paper

"Thank You" card by Liz Davidson
Supplies: papers by Junkitz, ribbon by Portfolio,(sold in Costco) The oval scalloped cut out done on my craft robo, two stamps, Thank you by Penny Black and the flowers by Hampton Art. Coloured in by twinkling H2O’s and finished with an orange acrylic gem from paperchase.

"Hi" card by Natlie Dever
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Ribbon: Michaels; Letter Stickers: Basic Grey; Bling: MAMBI; Ink: Ranger Distress ink; Sewing machine

"Enjoy" card by Samm Livett
Supplies: Printed paper, bloom, bazzill bling from the French Twist kit at the Scrummy Stash Cafe, crown from Tim Holtz Grungeboard elements, rub on from Rhonna Farrer, lace from Rusty Pickle and brushed corduroy distress ink from Tim Holtz.

"Birthday" card by Pearl Liu
Supplies: Sei Kitty's Place pp, DCWV CS, Prima flower & chipboard

"I heart you" card by Raechelle Bellus
Supplies: pp: Scenic Route; chipboard: lil Davis and Scenic Route; ribbon: Offray
ink: Colorbox; glitter: Martha Stewart

"Mothers Day" card by Rosemary Guthrie
Supplies: DCWV white core. Bloom - Dunelm. Stamp (watercoloured) - unknown as free with magazine. Button and thread from stash.

"For You" card by Jo Willis
Supplies: Papermill card, Making Memories paper, KI Memories ribbon,flower from fabric bouquet, Papermania button, Sue Dreamer alphabet stickers, white Signo pen, pink Marvy pen.

"Happy Birthday" Card by Jackie Price Supplies: Scrap pp; Stickles; Silk Flower

"Happy Birthday" Card by Ruth Trice Supplies: PP by Basic Grey, Stamps by Rubber Stampede and Anna Griffin, flower and ribbon from stash.

"Gift Card holder" by Jan Tatomir
Supplies: Paint Chip: Lowe's; PP: Paper Salon; Flower: Making Memories; Button: stash; Quote Rub: DCWV; Ribbon: Strano Designs; Other: machine stitching

"Happy Birthday" card by Annette Taylor
Supplies: Creative CafĂ© velvet scalloped ribbon, Crate Paper ‘Cowboy’ Paper, Heidi Swapp chipboard star, Robin’s Nest dew drops, Inque Boutique stamps, Brilliance inks

"Birthday" card by Krista Pearl
Credits: Papers - Mira Designs, Sophisticated Blues Add-On; Red Flower - Shabby Miss Jenn, Love Shack; Wire Flower - Gina Marie Huff of Weeds & Wildflowers Design, Shabby Fall Garden Collaboration Kit with Gina Miller; Button - Gina Miller, Shabby Fall Garden Collaboration Kit with Gina Marie Huff of Weeds & Wildflowers; Stitches - Bren Boone, Messy 'Lil Stitches; Fonts - Colour Me Purple by Kimberly Geswein and 2Peas GG Mix

"Congratulations" Card by Kim Hughes Supplies: Patterned Paper; Autumn Leaves, Brad; Making Memories, Crocheted Flower; Bazzill, Rub-on; Scenic Route, Flower; Hot Off The Press, Card Stock; Prism

"Happy mothers day" card by Jolene Johnston
Supplies: WorldWin cardstock, Basic Grey Periphery paper, Colorbox chalk ink, Making Memories rub on, Maya Road sheer swirls, K & Co. and Daisy D's flowers, Ranger Stickles, Creative Impressions felt leaves

card by Wendy McGlinchey
Supplies: Papermania patterned paper, silk bloom, satin ribbon, Paper Nation Toddler Windmill stamp, Copic Pens, Tapestry Rubber stamp from Starflower set and white card.

"Happy" card by Kelli Smith
Supplies: stampin up stamps, cardstock, and ranger stickles

"Dino" card by Bevelery Todd
Supplies: Supplies: Papers, cardstock: scraps from stash; Card blank: free with a
magazine; Die cuts: Provo Craft Cuttlekid; Stamps: A Muse; Glitter: Papaya Powderz; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink (Aged Mahogany); Markers: SU!

"Best Wishes" Card by Linda Flinders

As always hook me up in the comments if you do the sketch and I'll come check them out. I'm WAY behind on comments right now but hope to get chance to catch up soon!




Beverley Todd February 20, 2008 at 11:23 AM  

Some great cards there gals - I do love to see all the different takes on just one sketch¬

dougnat February 20, 2008 at 1:45 PM  

Love all the cards!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the sketch DI!!!! woohoo!!

Deanne February 20, 2008 at 3:47 PM  

Great cards, everyone!!!

I tried one tonight.

Raechelle February 20, 2008 at 7:57 PM  

I am always excited about Wednesdays! Gorgeous work everyone!

Scrapdolly February 21, 2008 at 6:58 AM  

Loved the sketch and have uploaded mine this week

Anonymous,  February 21, 2008 at 8:34 AM  

Fab sketch and DT cards!!

Here is my card, "based" on the sketch. :-
Oh So Juicy


Susie Blackwell February 21, 2008 at 3:24 PM  

Here's Mine.....
Im Soooooooo Looking forward to my guest Spot next month!
Susie xx

Fabrizio February 21, 2008 at 10:15 PM  

Great Sketch Di, and wonderful cards girls ! Total inspiration.

Here's my oriental take on the sketch ! Enjoy !

Oriental Crane Card

Glitter Monkey February 22, 2008 at 1:43 AM  

Thanks for another great sketch Di. My take is on my blog. Lol Lynn x

Jane Carroll February 22, 2008 at 2:19 AM  

great sketch and superb samples

here's mine

jane x

Anonymous,  February 22, 2008 at 7:08 AM  

These cards are truly beautiful!!

esther February 22, 2008 at 9:40 AM  

Mine's is done, loving the sketch, definately one I would use again!

debby4000 February 23, 2008 at 2:34 AM  

Fabulous sketch and gorgeous examples from the DT
Here's mine

Deanne February 23, 2008 at 2:50 AM  

Mines on my blog - finally found some time to play

Clare February 23, 2008 at 6:39 AM  

Lots of lovely samples this week to get inspiration from! My version is here -

Looby February 23, 2008 at 9:32 AM  

love this sketch Di!
My card is here:

Lou x

Angie C February 25, 2008 at 3:51 PM  

Have managed to make mine today - not really sure about it though.

It's here

Coley February 27, 2008 at 12:29 AM  

Fab cards:

See mine here:

Rachel February 28, 2008 at 6:35 AM  

great sketch and gorgeous cards, mine is now available on my blog, thanks for looking xx

Julia Stainton March 5, 2008 at 7:18 AM  

Love this sketch Di! It's fabulous! I finally got around to' my turned on its side version...

Thanks for the challenges each week!

Rachel March 13, 2008 at 8:23 AM  

Very late getting this one done, but it's such a great skethc I just couldn't let it slip by. I even used it to make 7 similar cards for a swap.

Mine is here

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