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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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Unscripted Sketches # 109 - Caring Thoughts

Happy Saturday Friends!  I'm sorry I'm late getting my card posted, but you know, some Saturdays you just have to sleep a bit late!  Anyway, yes!  It is once again Sketch It Saturday at Unscripted Sketches . . . woohoooo!   And here is my project based on the sketch . . .

This card came together beautifully and easily, thanks to the image I found on Flickr a while back, and the papers, flowers and gems from Prima.  Here are all of the details . . .

The Blueprint:

The Supply List:

  • Base card stock is from The Paper Studio Textured Cardstock Stack 'Dark'
  • Patterned paper is Prima Marketing ~ Flight of Fancy Collection 'tiptoe'
  • Flowers and gems are from Prima Marketing
  • Image was found on Flickr, saved to my hard drive, edited using Picasa3 software, and printed on my ink jet printer
  • Lace is from my stash
  • Sentiment is from SRM Press #51016 "Wishing You Well"

The Tools:

  • Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden cartridge
  • Carl PRT-100 Rotary Cutter
  • Scissors, craft knife and ruler
  • Computer and Ink Jet printer

The Construction:
  • Edit image in Picasa3 and then print to desired size - this is set at wallet size using 'shrink to fit' option
  • Using Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden cartridge set on card2 @ 5", cut card base
  • Using Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden cartridge set on card1 @ 3 3/4" cut square of patterned paper
  • Glue patterned paper to top right hand corner of card
  • Cut 2 strips of lace to fit card, with the strips meeting at the bottom left hand corner.
  • Trim image to fit ~ I did not have to mat this one as it had a coordinating border already.  I simply glued it to a bit of scrap cardstock for stability.
  • Adhere image to card using foam squares or dots
  • Add sentiment above image
  • Add flowers to cover joint of two pieces of lace, and add gems

And that is it!  This card came together very quickly once I decided on what I wanted to do with the sketch.  I think I will use this image over and over because it is so beautiful!

Thanks for visiting today, and I hope you will come back soon!  Blessings, Becky

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