Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Different Sketch

Happy Birthday_August 2010

When I decided to try another sketch last night, I literally grabbed my chosen paper and paper cutter and parked my keester in front of the computer. This card is my take on Unscripted Sketches #66 as featured on the Unscripted Sketch It Saturday blog.

This is one of those fun sketches where one can get buy with letting some pretty paper do most of the “work.” Once I’d selected my paper, I knew a coiled paper rose would make the perfect accent. The rose was made with Baby Pink cardstock. I inked the edges with Blush ink to give it a bit more depth. The freehand leaves were made with the same paper I used for the background. Before the leaves, I folded my paper strip in half and ran it through the paper corrugator at an angle. To give them more definition, I inked their edges with Olive ink. I also inked the edges of my patterned paper base as well as the circle elements. The card was relatively quick and easy, and I am pleased with the results.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Baby Pink cardstock; Basic Grey Sugared 6x6-inch paper pad; Olive and Blush ink pads; CTMH Happy Birthday stamp set; Gold mini brads; 1/2-inch circle punch; Sponge daubers;  Creative Memories Circle Cutter; Fiskars paper corrugator; Sponge daubers; Glue Dots.

A Slice of Life: Continuing my story from last night, the homemade ice cream was wonderful – worth the time and every penny of the extra expense. Who would have thought that a pint of Half & Half, a pint of heavy whipping cream (the budget buster), a teaspoon and a half of vanilla, and a cup of sugar would have turned into such a delight? I was a bit worried, too, as only after I filled the space between the cream can and the bucket with ice, salt, and water did I actually read the directions. I’d dumped what was supposed to have been layered and had used way more salt than I would have had I’d read up on the process first. Regardless, the texture was perfect and the taste – divine. About not reading the instructions first, that was me acting like a man. LOL. It was a good day at work. Tonight, the house is quiet – a stark contrast from last night. I’m going to call my Mom, stamp a little, take a relaxing bath, and go to bed early.

I hope your week is going well. Thanks for stopping by. Your visits and kind words are appreciated more than you know.


Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Sylvia said...

Very pretty card. I was hoping to stamp tonight but my desk is too messy. Just about done getting organized in my new room.

Laurel said...

Beautiful, love the rose!

Sharli said...

What a sweet card - the paper is very pretty and the lacing sets it apart! The rose is gorgeous!

Thanks for the update on the ice cream. I'm glad to know it's still the best . . . I hope someday to show grandchildren the simple (hah!) pleasures! LOL


platform beds said...

Pretty card indeed. I love the way you present it. I think that design is one of its kinds. I have never seen anything like that before.

Carolyn Christie said...

Gorgeous card! Love the rose! So glad the ice cream was a hit. I'd like to try that.

dstandard said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Alanna said...

This is so wonderful and you really rocked the US sketch.