Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Outside the Box

I visit countless blogs, watch crafting You Tube videos, participate in sketch challenges and still find myself making cards with very similar styles - patterned paper, lots of layers, an image stamp, and a sentiment. I wanted to do something outside the box (at least outside of MY box) and really loved the way this card turned out!

First off, I adore the bright yellow/turquoise combination and any card that includes butterflies on it is a winner in my book! This card took me literally just a few minutes to make, but it is so vibrant and interesting. It's not quite a single layer card, but it does NOT include any patterned paper, so that counts, right?

Cardstock - Stampin' Up!, Bazzil Basics
Stamps - Hero Arts (image), Jillibean Soup (sentiment)
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Spray Ink - Lindy Stamp Gang
Ribbon - American Crafts

Jen's Sketch Challenge October 2011

Can you believe it's already October? Where did the summer go? October is actually one of my favorite months, but I wish that it did not mean winter was right around the corner. The evenings are starting to cool down and some days a light sweater is appropriate. My favorite thing about October is watching the leaves change. They are absolutely magnificent! I also love the smell of pumpkin candles and making soup and chili and looking forward to the holidays.

Jen del Muro gave us another fantastic sketch to work with this month. Go here to get all the details and play along. This month the sponsor is Waltzing Mouse Stamps. They have the most adorable stamps! Don't forget if you play along every month for the year, there is a chance to win a huge prize package.

For my card I decided to make a birthday card for my dad. I found this fantastic patterned paper last night at Archivers (did you go and get 43% off of all patterned paper????) Me either :).

Patterned Paper - Theresa Collins
Cardstock - Stamin' Up!
Stamps - Stampers Anonymous, Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink
Ink - Ranger Industries
Button - Basic Grey
Scrapper's Floss - Karen Foster Designs
Cricut Cartridge - Pack Your Bags
Zig Writer
Gel Pen


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