Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Card Sketch #59 - Serendipity

Here's sketch #59! Card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Feel free to add whatever embellishment you want down the right side!

I finally made a card that isn't white for it's base! The main panel is stamped in Palette French Lilac and then stamped off a couple of times to give it that shadowed effect. I used a dauber and lightly added some ink around the edges to give it a softer look. The edges of the lilac cardstock is distressed with the same ink. The mesh is actually drywall tape - I have a huge roll of this and forget to use it, as it's hidden away in a drawer. Out of sight, out of mind!! Feel free to use designer paper or whatever you want in place of the drywall tape.
As I was making this card up, I decided to go through my scraps that I keep in a basket in my work area. I always thought that I used a lot of purple in my card designs, but no....from sorting them all into color groups, it's a toss up between green and blue. I put all the color groups into file folders and have made a pack with myself not to cut into another full sheet of cardstock until I have gone through all my scraps first! Of course that's a lot easier said than done....=)

Stamps - Leaf stem is from Deco Designs and the sentiment are from TAC
Cardstock - lilac and purple from Bazzill
Drywall tape
Organdy ribbon


Lesa said...

Laurie, This is really soft and pretty. I am so ready for spring. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love the color and that ribbon is absolutely luscious. I might have to give this sketch a try! I'm so into the diagonal!

Angela K said...

LOve this! Very pretty! TFS

Stampin' Meg said...

LOL I have a big roll of mesh rolling around somewhere too- Great application of it on this card.