Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Card Patterns Sketch 161

A quick and simple card today. Clear and Simple stamps is the sponsor this week at Card Patterns. Whenever possible I try and use the sponsor's stamps, and in this case I used CSS's Love Cupid set. The set includes two flourishes/brackets that you can use separately, or join together to make this image. I had planned to include a sentiment, but the image was so strong, I really wanted it to be the focus of the card.

The scalloped circle die cut was cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and one of the papers from the Pemberley Level 2 pack. The background paper is from the Dotty for You paper pack. For the diagonal stripes I used two lengths of color ready seam binding, and then a strip of Outdoor Denim cardstock centered on top of those.

Hope you are having a good week. The highlight of my day was getting to see the shuttle Discovery on it's final 747 flight. It did an extended flyover of the DC region on it's way to the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum. Pretty cool.

And now for a shameless plug: If you love that yellow polka dot paper, it's from this month's CTMH special. With a $35 purchase, you can get it for only $5. There are 12 patterns that cover so many of the current trends: chevrons, butterflies, stripes, plaid, etc. The backside of each is this polka dot pattern in 12 different colors, and you get two of each, so 24 total sheets. If you'd like to get your own, please contact me.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: Pemberley Level 2 Papers, Dotty for You; White Daisy and Outdoor Denim cardstock
Stamps: Clear and Simple - Love Cupid
Ink: Outdoor Denim
Other: Color Ready Seam Binding, Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Bonding Memories Adhesive, Tombow Adhesive


  1. wow what a cool image...totally love the design of the card...

  2. Love your take on the sketch, Miriam! The use of stamped image is superb! I like it without sentiment, too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  3. I love this clean and elegant card, Miriam! I love damasks and this stamp is wonderful!

  4. That yellow polka dotted paper is super cute! What a gorgeous card, and an equally fabulous color combination!

  5. OHHH! Diags freak me out--but I'm loving this design! LOVE the bold black with the soft yellow! LOVE your polka dot paper---so fun! You rock:)

    ps...Hudson won't know the results of the tests for at least two months! AGGGGGGG! But I'm sure he did well! Your comment on that post made his day! Thank you for blessing him!!!!!!!!! <3

  6. So glad to see you visiting again, Miriam!! Love this crisp and clean card and love the image you've used as the focal point! So pretty!

  7. Very pretty. Love the simplicity of this. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns!

  8. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CardPatterns.