Monday, August 23, 2010

{love letter} for 2S4Y

Hi all!  Happy Monday! It's time for this week's 2S4Y sketch!  This was a freebie week, so we got to use any products we wanted to with Laura's sketch of the week.  How do you like the sneak peek so far?  I loved experimenting with the paper flowers!  I got that mottled look by spraying it with water, scrunching up the flowers, and then used a direct to paper technique by laying the flower onto the cherry cobbler stamp pad and lightly ran my fingers on the paper petals to get the color.  I used a similar technique on my Peony Flower tutorial.  Here's the fun sketch that Laura created:
I love this sketch - probably because I love working with panels and tinkering with mixed patterns.  For this card, I used the Love Letter DSP, and also stamped one of the panels using the Artistic Etchings stamp set. Here's a look at my full card.
What do you think?  Aren't those patterns so fun?  I love the color scheme, which is Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, and I also used Cherry Cobbler for the flower.  I'm getting lots of use out of the Curly Cute stamp set - love the look of the swirly greetings!  Here's one last look at the card for you:
Another fun accent is the baker's twine - that's one hot accessory I've been seeing on cards lately and I just love the look!  Here's the full recipe for you:
{Love Letter Birthday}
All supplies Stampin'Up! except baker's twine
*Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Curly Cute
*Cardstock: Love Letter DSP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
*Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Early Espresso {for the sponged edges}
*Accessories: Paper Flowers, Antique Brads, Regals Designer buttons, baker's twine
Hope you like it!  Thanks for dropping by today.  Now be sure to stop by 2S4Y - we'd love for you to play along!


Kathy Martin said...

Very cool card! :)

sweet craf-tea chick said...

gorgeous card, rose :)!! i looove the colors and the stamping you did. great patterns! love your bloom and twine too. thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Patty Bennett said...

Love it!! GREAT color combo.. .so fun and lively !! Patty

~amy~ said...

I love your card sista!!

Created By You said...

Awesome card Rose!! Love the love letter dsp, the flower... great patterns!

Regina Mangum said...

Classy and beautiful, Rose! XOXO

Lisa Brown said...

Oh my goodness! This is gorgeous! Love the color and all the cool elements!

Helen F. said...

Love your card, Rose. This has so much detail and fabulous vintagy feel.