Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cardabilities Sketch 38 - welcome

It is the end of the month and that means another sketch from Cardabilites - Karan has created this fab sketch and I for one can't wait to see what the other card designers have done with this sketch - you can view their beautiful work by checking out the Cardabilities blog.

Thought I would do a baby card for this sketch - I have these stamps from Verve and I love the little animals in them!

a close up of the elephant in a frame and my flower embellishment.

and the kites ...

... now all I need is for someone that I know to have a baby boy!

I really enjoyed making this card - my favourite part is the kites! I did however use something that is really old in the paper crafting world ... in fact I think there should be a 'crafting mueseum' and this should be in it ... do you remember the EK Success retro flower punch? ohhhh gasp is all I can hear around the world! yes you own one don't you?!!! well I used the medium one to make my flower by punching 3 of them keeping 2 the same size and the 3rd I divided into individual petals and then rearranged them to made a smaller flower. Before assembling the flower I used a broad tip embossing tool on the back to give it bit of a curl.

I am also submitting this card for the challenge over at Totally Stampalicious - use 3 different punches and Creative Card Crew - anything goes.

materials - AC blue jay cardstock; Fancy Pants 'baby mine' papers; Verve 'to the moon' stamps; Stazon jet black ink, Versa Magic night sky ink, Versa Color olive ink; Stizzix tipsy heart die, Provocraft dot embossing folder and circle dies; EK Success medium retro flower; Ranger liquid pears, Kaisercraft blue rhinestons; Bazzill large brad; Twine and natural cord.
Thanks for looking.


Diana Waite said...

this little elephant is ADORABLE! GREAT take on the sketch!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is super cute, great details and patterns...hope your week is great!

enjoy *~*