Friday, June 5, 2009

2 sketches 4 you

I made this card to enter the 1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown. They're celebrating their first anniversary with a huge contest with some incredible prizes. Where have I been for the past year I wonder? I just found this blog 2 days ago!! Click the link above and it will take you there for all the details.
Anyhoo.....on to the details. I used a combination of Prismatics Candleglow cardstock in light, medium and dark shades, with a touch of black and Old Olive. The flowers are from Fifth Avenue Floral by SU! I stamped them with Versamark, embossed them with with white embossing powder and then watercolored them with reinkers (So Saffron & Barely Banana). After cutting them out I applied a few drops of Glue to the centers and added some microbeads. I popped them up on some foam tape and made the leaves with oval punches and a paper crimper. The gold beads were from a dollar bin and the punched borders were done with a Fiskars border punch. The black ribbon was in my stash and the beautiful sentiment was made with a stamp from Verve.
Thanks for stopping by on this rainy, dismal Friday here in PA. Hopefully the sunny colors in this card will help to remind us of sunny days that are coming soon:)

Carol

11 comments:

Anja (scrappie) said...

Beautiful card love it.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

this is so pretty! Those flowers are gorgeous! Good luck!

JD said...

Very nice, you've done a wonderful job with the sketch....

Amy said...

Very pretty!! I love the flowers.

Kazan Clark said...

wow those flowers are so striking. Love the yellow with the black.
Thanks for playing
Kazan & Laura

KimmyS said...

Gorgeous. Yellow is such an underrated colour in crafting. This is awesome
Thanks for taking part in the UCS

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOW, what a stunning card! Love the candleglow colors and your fabo coloring on the white-embossed flowers. :)

Silke said...

WOW - Carol - this card is drop dead gorgeous!!! I'm in love :)!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Latisha said...

wow so pretty!!

cheryln said...

such a beautiful card! love those floewrs!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Carol my jaw just dropped when I saw those gorgeous flowers!! WOW!!!