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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Beautiful Blooms Thank You

For today's card I used the wonderful sketch #212 from Unscripted Sketches.
What is so nice about this sketch is that you can leave it pretty simple and have a great little card or dress it up as much as you want.
 My inspiration to make this card all came from the pretty edged yellow ribbon that I bought yesterday at Jo-Ann's in the dollar section. I don't know about you but I always have to check out that section because I almost always find something I can't live without. Yesterday it was just the roll of yellow ribbon that came home with me. I matched the ribbon with the mat stack Cafe Mediterranean from DCWV.
I used the Papertrey stamp set "Beautiful Blooms II for the flowers and leaves. I used Broken China and Shabby Shutters distress inks to stamp the flowers. I kept adding things to the flowers after I had stamped them instead of just leaving them as they were, which is what I generally do. Instead I added the button and tied it with bakers twine and for the smaller flowers I added yellow pearls. The border strip is wrapped with twine and I roughed up the edges of the strip with my distress tool which I seem to be using on all my cards this week.
Here is a tip for your distress tool:
Mark the sections with #s so you know which ones have been used and are dull and which ones haven't been used and are still sharp. As you can see I haven't used mine all that much as I am still on the first section. But I know that is the section I have been using and will continue to use it until it no longer works before moving on to a different section and numbering it #2. Not a big tip but one that will help you to get a longer use out of your distress tool.
Here is a peek of the inside of the card.
 Once again I had a leftover strip of paper. It was a piece of the pretty floral pattern paper and I didn't want to throw it out or store it so I decided to use it on the inside of the card and stamped a flower and leaf to go with it.


  1. Hi Teresa,
    Your card is so cheerful and a perfect take on the sketch challenge. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Great card. I love those colors together. Thanks for sharing you card with us at Unscripted Sketches.

  3. Beautiful card, Teresa - thanks for linking up at Unscripted Sketches!

  4. How fun! I like the twine. Looks great with the patterned paper. Cute card!

  5. What a pretty little thank you card ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

  6. falling off my chair when I saw this card! Oh, those colors, those colors.....are flippin' gorgeous! Beautiful creation inspired by one wee roll of yellow ribbon. The flowers look so good, each with a special little pop of prettiness.

    Thanks for the tip on the distressing tool! Awesome idea!

    BTW, I've taken a few month leave of absence from my DT duties at Unscripted Sketches (extra project at work) .

  7. What a pretty take on the sketch! Thanks for playing at US!


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