Monday, August 30, 2010

2S4Y card sketch time!

Hello there blog friends!  Hope you enjoyed your weekend.  I can't believe we're right on the cusp of September already!  Well, today is Monday, so that mean's it's time for this week's 2S4Y sketch.  The sneak peek photo above just shows you snippet of the fun ribbon {which is my current favorite ribbon treatment, at the moment!}.  Like it so far?  Well, first, let's take a look at the awesome sketch that Kazan created for the week.
So what I ended up doing is flipping this sketch upside down to create this card.
The fun stamps on the card are from our sponsor of the week, Paper Makeup Stamps and the image I used was Caliope with a Flower - so cute.  I just love the little sentiment, too.  It inspired me to create a little garden path of flowers from a variety of punches.  Then, I added some pearl embellies in the center and made them pop up with dimensionals.  So back to the ribbon....isn't that scrunched up look so fun?!  It takes a little bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, you'll see that it's fun to do!  In this card, I used 2 strips of the double stick tape that's about 1/4" wide.  I think it holds the ribbon more securely when you have a wider strip of adhesive. Anyway, once you do that, you begin to apply the ribbon to the adhesive in a zig zag fashion, twisting the ribbon and using your thumb to pat down and secure the ribbon as you go.   Viola!  It's got such a unique look once you're done.  Then I added the button to accessorize and complete my treatment. Hope you like the card.  Here's another look for you:
What I love most about sketches is trying to figure out what sort of theme I'm going with, then I try to carry that through the card.  For this particular card, I really wanted to create a scene that matched the quote.  So, I got a little "punchy" and used some of my favorite bitty flower punches!  Hope you like the card!  Here's the recipe for you:
{Flower garden whimsy}
*Stamp Set: Caliope with a Flower, If I had a flower
*Cardstock: SU1 - Whisper White, Early Espresso, Nursery Suite Specialty DSP
*Inks: SU! - Baja Breeze, Blush Blossom, Pear Pizazz, Melon Mambo Markers; Basic Black Classic Ink Pad
*Accessories: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Baja Breeze Button, Designer Label Punch, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Trio flower punch, Itty Bitty Punches, Basic Pearls; baker's twine
So how about checking out what the rest of the 2S4Y Design Team's created? 
We'd love for you to play along, so come visit us at 2S4Y and enter your card!
Have a great week!


Kathy Martin said...

Very cute card! Love those scattered little flowers! :)

~kelly marie~ said...

What a sweet card! I love that sentiment!

~amy~ said...

such a fun card!!

Anonymous said...

Cute card Rose!
I LOVE this ribbon!
Thank you for the tutorial! :)

Helen F. said...

Such a sweet and fun card, Rose!Love the scrunchy ribbon and pearls on the flowers.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

cute card, rose! love the ribbon :)! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)