Why Scraps of Grace you ask??? Primarily because it is through God's grace that I am able to do what I love...scrapbooking, cardmaking, basically anything that has beautiful paper and embellishments involved. This is also a place to share my work as well as whatever is on my heart. A creative outlet for the mind, body, and soul.

I encourage you to relax, read, and browse a while and I hope that your day will be brightened and blessed by what you encounter.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Special Wish and Papercraft Star Challenge

I made this card for a very special friend's birthday...happy birthday special friend!  The card is based on challenge #34's sketch over at Papercraft Star.  It's yet another sketch created by Liz Chidester (I know...big surprise, huh?)  I can't help it, I told you I loved her sketches.  Here's the sketch
And here's the card I created...

Supplies used: Cardstock - The Paper Company; Flowers - Prima; Ink - StazOn in Timber Brown, VersaMagic in Sahara Sand and Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Charcoal; Mist - Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist in Juneberry Wine; Patterned paper - Fancy Pants; Ribbon - Dear Lizzy by American Crafts; Stamps - Imaginisce (ticket) and Hero Arts (sentiment); Sticker - Fancy Pants; Transparency - Fancy Pants

I did a lot of distressing/altering on this one.  First I cut a 3 1/2" circle out of the cute polka-dotted transparency, I inked the edges in StazOn and then used my heat embossing tool to warp the edges a bit and set the ink.  Then I cut the triangles from patterned paper and inked the edges in VersaMagic to create the banner.  I misted the base patterned paper which was more aqua than purple to make it match the rest of the card elements.  I stamped the tickets onto matching patterned paper, fussy cut them and inked the edges in VersaMagic.  I love how it turned out...I hope my friend does too!
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3 comments:

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous colors Catherine. That flower is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Star. :)

Tracy said...

That acetate circle is very interesting. :-) Very pretty colors, love the flowers and banner too. Great take on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Catherine Pooler said...

Gorgeous colors and layering!