Saturday, January 26, 2008

Card Sketch #48 - cutout criss cross

I really enjoy doing criss cross cards and was playing around and came up with this cut out version. Card dimensions are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

I used white cardstock as a starting point and layered on the designer paper. To give it more punch I matted it using the colors that were dominate in the dp. Using your craft knife and a ruler carefully cut out the bottom triangle and then add a coordinating piece of designer paper to the inside of the card.

I stamped the flowers using palette noir and colored them with my Tria alcohol markers. The marker colors were a pretty good match for the colors in the dp. I carefully cut out the flowers, added a white brad for the centers and adhered them with a pop up circle.

Inside, on the designer paper was the perfect spot to stamp the sentiment and I went with it! Simple, short and sweet!

Designer paper - Basic Grey, perhaps
Stamps - The Angel Company
Bazzill olive green and burgandy cardstock
White brads
Palette Noir Ink
Tria alcohol markers


laurie serino said...

This card is awesome, I love your inspiring sketches !!! So glad you left a comment at Split Coast so I could find your blog ! Mine is

Kerry J. said...

Wow - this is so creative! Love your sketch and that your flowers co-ordinate so well with that yummy Basic grey paper!!! So pretty!

laos348 said...

That layout is fantastic! And the finished project is very pretty.

Marilyn said...

This is a fantastic sketch - love how the bottom is cut out - what a great idea! Your card sample is fantastic too!!

jenn* said...

you've got great colors here! love the layout, too!
ran across some old photos, you had short hair. just wanted to pop in and let you know that i miss our talks... hope you're well!

Stacy said...

WOW! This is a really neat card! TFS!

Lori J said...

Very inventive! Great work. :0)