Sunday, December 9, 2007

Card Sketch #40 - Red sparkles

Here's another easy sketch design, but with a twist on the fold. I left a 1/2 inch on the right side to add my sentiment.

The main image is something that I saw done on SCS and thought it was just wonderful in its simplicity and style. Therefore I cased the idea of adding the ornaments to the tree and used it in my sketch. The glittery red balls are done using Xmas red stickles. I matted it with red and green cardstock, but chose to distress the green.
The background panel is done using the weave backgrounder stamp. It's stamped in white craft ink and then embossed with clear ep. I then took my warm green chalk ink and added color using the direct to paper technique, wiping off the excess as I went.

The sentiment on the side was done off of my computer since I don't have any vertical Christmas sayings. It was printed in green on white adhesive mulberry paper and then cut to fit. I took my stipple brush and lightly added some warm green chalk ink to match the rest of the card.

Pine tree stamp from Lovely as a tree - Stampin' Up!
Weave background stamp - SonLight Impressions (CHF)
Green and red cardstock from DCWV
Red gingham ribbon
Xmas Red glitter stickles
White craft ink from Joann's
Chalk ink in warm green from colorbox
Clear embossing powder


Gina said...

Very cute! Love the background!

Rosella said...

Great sketch. Love that you have the front a bit smaller for the sentiment on the back piece!

Lorraine said...

love the tree and the red stickles. and the way you folded the card really is a nice touch. thanks for sharing

laos348 said...

That tree looks fantastic with the stickles. Great card.

Marilyn said...

What a neat sketch!! I wanna try this one!! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my site!

Stampin' Meg said...

Totally digging that side sentiment!
I somehow ended up with 3 bottles of the Christmas red stickles-I guess that I really like them too LOL

Dawn Wheeler said...

Stunning card so beautiful ,Dawnx

Kerry Johnson said...

Gorgeous card! Love the fold and the sentiment down the edge! That set is still on my wish list - one day!

A.Lee said...

Hey Laurie. Since you're so good at sketches for challenges, I'm letting you know about our new SBS Cafe blog.
Tracy can add you as an author, and you can post your challenges there as well. If you're interested. Love your stuff, as always!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie,
I love all of your cards and find your designs really inspiring. Thanks for sharing them.

Jackie in Spain