Sunday, March 28, 2010

A double dose...

...of Taylor's sketch this week. I love this sketch and couldn't stop at one card ;-)

This one is using a Holly Berry House stamp I've had for a while and I thought I'd better use soon if I was going to use it this year. I stamped it seven times, alternating patterned paper from Memory Box's Spearmint 6 x 6 collection, MFT's Sno Cone (I love this color!), and SU!'s Sage Shadow. I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder before cutting each layer out and popping it up on Pop Dots. Some flat backed pearls and some silk ribbon was all it needed to finish it off, I'm thinking. I really love this card.

Next, a little more Pure Innocence for you. This one is You Make the Grade. I stamped the image on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. Her shirt is paper pieced, but I made the "patterned paper". I simply drew lines with my Copics to make "plaid". I love how this turned out and will be doing that again. I stamped the "A+" with Whisper White Craft ink and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. Then I cut the whole thing out with a Labels Nine Nestabilities die. As soon as I saw the piece of patterned paper with the three pairs of shoes, I knew it would be perfect used for the bottom part of the sketch :) A little gingham ribbon from MFT's Perfect Plaid Ribbon Collection and a button tied on with Pearl cotton finished it off. Isn't she adorable!?

Here's the inside:

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Supplies For Card #1~
Stamps: Medallion Egg (Holly Berry House)
Paper: Stampers Select White (PTI); Sno Cone (MFT); Sage Shadow (SU!); Spearming 6 x 6 pack (Memory Box); gold metallic (Office Max)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Pop Dots, flat backed pearls (craft store); gold detail embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool; Embossing Buddy (SU!); ribbon (May Arts)

~Supplies For Card #2~
Stamps: You Make the Grade (MFT)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red (SU!); Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Grade School Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Labels Nine Nestabilities (Spellbinder); ribbon (MFT); Vintage button (PTI); Pearl cotton (craft store)


  1. Barbara, The layered card is spectacular!! The fab colors and dimension created by the layers is really beautiful!! The sweet image and all the details on the other is great also!!

  2. Both vards are just Fab. The elegantance and softness of the first card is just stunnung. Your talent amazes me. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  3. Your egg card is fantastic, so elegant and gorgeous. She is darling and makes for a great teacher card.

  4. Beautiful cards...the egg one is so elegant, but the Pure Innocence card is just adorable!! Such a great idea with that dp on the bottom!

  5. Adorable designs Barb! Love them both!

  6. OH MY GOODNESS! These are perfect! I love the egg. It is so beautiful. Being a 1st grade teacher I am in love with the second card. The image is wonderful and I love the way you did her shirt. The feet and the ribbon will it is fantastic. Love it, Love it, Love it!

  7. Both cards are great! The detailing on the first card is gorgeous! I love the little feet on the second card! This is a great card for a kid who needs a little pick me up! P.S. Stop by my blog! Will hold a blog candy giveaway when I hit 25 followers! =)

  8. Oh, that first card is beautiful! What a lovely image!

  9. OH WOWWWWWW, girl, your Holly Berry House card looks AMAZING! that gold embossing with the light blue. So elegant.

    The school card is SOOOOO fun. Love the touch of gingham!

  10. One so ELEGANT the other so CUTE!!


  11. So beautiful cards Barbara, love the MFT image and your coloring... Happy monday! Hugs Silke

  12. WOW!!! These cards are making me crazy!! Crazy to get in my craft room & create, that is. Both so different, and stunning in their own way... I am truly in awe, here!

  13. That Easter egg is lovely! We used to have those stamps at the store. LOVE the PI card with the "extra" legs! Too cute!

  14. Hi Barbara! Thanks for participating in the TESC106 Prize sketch challenge! I selected your beautiful card as one of our Top Crops which means you win your choice of stamp sets from the TE Store! Please send me an email with your address and your stamp set selection and I'll get it off to you!

    tayloredexpressions at gmail dot com

    And here's a link to the Top Crops badge if you'd like to display it on your blog:

  15. Oh my gosh -- that egg card is JUST stunning -- I dare say that is THE most beautiful egg stamp I have ever seen and you have done it up so well -- I am seriously DROOLING!!!! WOW!!!


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