Today we offer you a sketch...check it out:
Fun and easy, right? I really like this one! Here's my card:
As you can see, I flipped the sketch (so I wouldn't have pink on pink :). I was kind of going for my typical clean look but also tried to incorporate a shabby chic feel...which isn't my forte. I like it though! I'm adding this one to my collection of thank you cards I'm creating.
I cut the flower using the Nestabilities Blossom dies and sponged white, acrylic paint around the edges. I added a punched circle of the PTI Green Tea Leaves paper for the center and used one of Martha Stewart's Flourish stamps for the stem.
I pierced around the oval, the dark chocolate middle panel and the base kraft panel then used a white, chalk marker to connect the holes and give a good, faux stitching look. I hand stitched the pink patterned paper to the cs and sponged the edges with white, acrylic paint also.
For the middle panel, I stamped the script text from PTI's Background Basics, Text Style using Tim Holtz' Antique Linen Distress Ink and then sponged the edges using the same ink. I adhered everything with either regular adhesive or dimensionals...LOTS of dimensionals!!
**Update: My card also fits the Crazy 4 Challenges "Sew Happy" challenge today (C4C5) which is to stitch on your card, be it machine, hand or faux. Two of three aren't bad!**
We soooo hope you can play along with our sketch!! We're so excited to be able to offer a fun and simple challenge on World Cardmaking Day! Be sure to use our totally appropriate keyword, JUGS1 if you upload to an online gallery so that we can view all of the beautiful creations in one place.
Also, don't forget to add a direct link to your creation using Mr. Linky below! We WILL be by to check out your work...and we ARE cooking something up so stay tuned for more news in the upcoming weeks :)
Check out the following designers' blogs for some great eye candy using this sketch...and a lot more inspiration!
I'm so happy you stopped by today and would LOVE to know what you think of our "JUGS" challenge and our sketch! Oh, and if you have a breast cancer story you would like to share, please DO! My mother is a survivor :)
Hope you can play along this weekend!
All links from Mr. Linky have been copied and pasted to the Just Us Girls challenge blog. There is also a new Mr. Linky to add a link to your project if you still want to play along!