Saturday, July 5, 2008


I made this card using this week's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. I used the Bo Bunny patterned paper that covered the cardfront for inspiration for the rest of the card.

Since the paper has kind of a flower theme with green swirly leafy branches and bold circular flowers, I decided to incorporate that into my design for the card. I used some olive craft ink to stamp the sentiment, "grow, " from the kit from Unity Stamp Company, directly on the patterned paper. A lot of Unity's images are large, so they're great for focal images on cards (and for scrapbooking, too). I added a layered pair of the flower embellishments to the letter "o" in the sentiment, along with a flat-backed pearl in the center of the top flower.

I found a coordinating piece of wide olive grosgrain ribbon to tie around the cardfront. I used a matching piece of olive cardstock and the Fiskars Threaded Water punch to create the scalloped strip for the right side of the card. I decided the panel looked a little plain, so I added some zig zag machine stitching. Since my stitching wasn't too straight, I added a trio of flowers to the bottom of the panel to cover it up just a bit. My sewing is like my drawing--no matter what I do, I can't produce a straight line--LOL!

Materials Used:
Flirty Flowers stamp kit (Unity Stamp Company); patterned paper (BoBunny-Organic Laurel); Old Olive Craft ink, Old Olive cardstock, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); olive grosgrain ribbon (Morex); flat-backed pearls (Target); flowers (Making Memories); Threaded Water punch (Fiskars); sewing machine


  1. This is beautiful Lori! I love it:)

  2. Oooooh so PRETTY...I love that paper!!

  3. Very pretty! It makes me think of spring.
    Take care,

  4. Such a pretty card!! And I love the sentiment stamped right onto the patterned paper, like it's already part of the pattern.

  5. very cute card....I love that punch and the stitching down the side....very fun colors!!


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