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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Daring Cardmakers and Cardabilities Sketch 29

It has really been a while since I've been able to do two challenges in one project, but when I started my card for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge (make a spring or Easter themed card) I needed a little sketch inspiration, and found this great sketch from Cardabilities.  Here is their sketch . . .

And here is my spring/Easter themed card based on the sketch . . .

And here are the details . . .

The Supplies:

  • Base cardstock is Bazzill pastels
  • Patterned papers are from Making Memories 'english garden' stack
  • Flowers are from Prima
  • Gems are from Prima
  • Image is vintage clipart found online

The Tools:

  • Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden cartridge ~ cut card base using 'card2' set at 5" and floral paper using 'card1' set at 5"
  • Green patterned paper cut using Fiskars 'apron lace' border punch
  • Other tools:  scissors, rotary cutter, scoring tool

The Construction:
  • Cut base elements as shown above.
  • Glued patterned paper to card base.
  • Glued scalloped paper to card base.
  • Trimmed image, matted with scrap of cardstock, put on foam dots for dimension.
  • Cut leaves freehand, scored with scoring tool for veins, glued to card base.
  • Glued flowers to card base and added gems for centers.

And that was it!  And I know exactly who will be getting this card, but I'm not telling!  I hope you have enjoyed this project.  Please check out Cardabilities and Daring Cardmakers by following their links above!  Blessings, Becky


Kathy said...

This is such a sweet image and what a pretty card you've used it on!
Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

Lynda said...

What a gorgeous card that image is so so sweet. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx