Sunday, September 11, 2011

{Freshly Made} # One!


Have you seen this new blog yet? Well you better check it out here. My card pretty much follows the sketch with just a couple of changes, hope you like it. The challenge was to use this sketch and create a card with clean lines. This is my interpretaion.

I've been wanting to use fabric of some kind on a card for quite a while and thought this would be a good opportunity. I cut a small swatch of burlap and used it as one of the layers in the sketch and applied it to the card base. My image was also stamped onto the same color cs and mounted on top of a die cut frame of Early Espresso. I extended the frame in order to use the decorative bottom of the die. You may notice I notched my card on both sides of the front of the card in order to run the narrow ribbon around the card (I picked up this little tidbit from Papertrey Ink's blog). I thought it was a fresh approach to adding ribbon to cards and I think it's one I'll be using quite a bit. I chose to place my sentiment at the top of the card rather than the bottom as the sketch showed and place the shiny dots at the bottom rather than the top. It just seemed to work better for me.

Well that's it for now, hope you like my card, would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:
Stamps-SU Nature's Pace, Curly Cute
Inks-Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Die-Papertrey Ink's Half & Half
Ribbon-SU 1/8" Early Espresso
Misc. Natural Burlap fabric, spray adhesive

8 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Oh that burlap adds fabulous texture! This is a very pretty card - so classy! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches! And I love your new look - wonder who did it ;)

Lesley Croghan said...

Fabulous creation Nancy! I love the burlap and agree with Linda, it adds such a nice texture to the card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Smiles,
Lesley

Rita said...

Nancy, thanks for the ribbon tip. That is a great way to do that for sure! I love the texture of the burlap and the beautiful colors of your flower. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week. :)

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nancy, Wow.. LOVE the burlap; this look soooo cool. Great texture. I LOVE the little thistle... so cute. The decorative frame extended is perfect, as is the notch for the ribbon (I saw it too, but always forget). Love the bling too. Very pretty. Thanks for the tip on the new blog. Hugs.

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my .... a very lovely card Nancy ... love the texture and use of the burlap, and a fabulous decorative edging on your front panel, thank you too for the tip with the ribbon ... great card!!!
Thank you for joining us in our debut challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jen said...

Oh! That burlap adds wonderful texture. This is such a pretty card. So glad you could join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

jaydee said...

Nancy, the burlap is perfect with the thistle - they just seem to go together so well. Love your take on the sketch this week and am so glad you joined us at Freshly Made sketches
Jaydee

Ann Schach said...

Nancy...adding the burlap was pure genious! I LOVE this "clean" card!