1.0 Sarah's Stamping Style: Pretty Patterns Sketch Challenge

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pretty Patterns Sketch Challenge

Today's card is for the Pretty Patterns 01 challenge over at My Time Made Easy. Here is the sketch.

This sketch really caught my eye so, I thought I would use the opportunity to make some Easter cards at the same time.  I also took some inspiration from a lovely card by the very talented Teneale Williams.

I started with a Crumb Cake base, sponged around the edge with Crumb Cake ink. I then took some Baja Breeze, Regal Rose and Orchid Opulence cardstock and stamped the flourish from Easter Blossoms in Versamark. I sponged these around the edge with the co-ordinating ink.

I layered two pieces of Very Vanilla card, one punched with the Scallop Border Punch and one stamped with the same flourish and the sentiment, also from Easter Blossoms. These were stamped in Crumb Cake, but I stamped them off on a scrap piece of paper first to lighten the image.

I then stamped the eggs in the same colours as the background cardstock, cut these out and raised them with dimensionals. The ribbon and bows are Very Vanilla and I added a pearl as an extra feature.

I wasn't sure about this card when I first finished it, but it is growing on me.

(All SU unless otherwise stated)
Stamp sets: Easter Blossoms
Cardstock/ DSP: Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Orchid Opulence, Very Vanilla
Inks: Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Orchid Opulence, Versamark
Accessories: Satin Ribbon (Very Vanilla),  Dimensionals, Scallop Border Punch, Sticky backed pearls (own stash)

Please contact me if you require any info and feel free to leave me a comment, I love reading them!

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  1. Very pretty Easter card, Sarah! Love your interpretation of the sketch and your pretty colors! The elegant eggs are the perfect focal point :]

    So glad you could play along with the very first MTME Pretty Patterns sketch, as the very first participant!! Love your card ♥

  2. What a pretty Easter card Sarah!!Love the soft pretty colors So elegant... Thanks for playing along with MTME Pretty Patterns.. :)

  3. Very pretty Easter card! Love the eggs and the pretty colors! Thansk for playing our Pretty Patterns sketch challenge!

  4. Sarah, this card is simply amazing! I {heart} the soft, pastel color palette and those Easter eggs are FAB!! Thanks so much for joining us for the inaugural MTME Sketch Challenge :)

  5. What an elegant card this is! Love your colors, the egg and your ribbons are perfect! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our Perfect Patterns challenge on MTME!

  6. This card is beautiful Sarah! I love the colours and your bows with the pearls are divine! Thank you also for the lovely comments on my blog :)


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