Round 2: Ultimate Card Showdown!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Good Morning!

I hope you've all had an easy week so far. All that gorgeous weather we had here in New Hampshire over the weekend and into Monday has gone AWOL! Yesterday I woke up to it bucketing down and we're in for more of the same for the rest of the week. Just when we were getting used to that gorgeous weather too!

A benefit to all this awful weather was that I got some card making time in and put together my card for round 2 of the Ultimate Card Showdown over at the 2sketches4you blog! Every cloud has a silver lining right?! ;)


I found this gorgeous scalloped paper from MME at my local scrapbook store and based my whole card around it! I grabbed some coordinating MME patterned paper, lightly sponged the edges with Distress Inks, matted it with some Georgia Pacific cardstock then machine stitched around the edges. Then I trimmed the scalloped paper to size, sponged that piece with some more Distress Ink, and machine stitched the two straight sides only. Then I adhered those layers onto a base layer of some cream Bazzil Bling cardstock.

This adorable fairy is from Stamping Bella. Her name is Maisy. I colored her with reinkers and an waterbrush. Then I added some Stickles to her wings, white highlights to her shoes and cheeks with a Gelly Roll pen, and I adhered some of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to Maisy's crown with my Quickie Glue pen. To ground the image a bit, I water colored some Antique Linen ink in and around Maisy and then sponged some more along the edges of the circle panel. Then I paper pierced around the edge of the circle for some added detail.


See that scalloped base under the main image? It wasn't done with a Nestibility. Nope, I used a small corner punch to create it! Who knew you could create scalloped edges on a circle and not just a straight edge?! Ok, probably everyone, but this was news to me! (I can be a little slow sometimes! LOL) I found this out tidbit of information on the UK blog Scrap Paper Scissors. I love the big scalloped edge, don't you??

To finish off the card, I added some fun ribbon and a button tied with twine across the bottom and pinned down the sentiment with a smaller button and twine along the top of the card. And voila - one card that I hope is good enough to make it into the Top 20 this week!

Good luck to all the Top 30 girls! It's a huge honor for me to be amongst all of you talented ladies!


Supplies
Stamps: Stamping Bella 'Maisy Ketto', My Favorite Things 'Essential Sentiments'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Morning Marigold, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Cool Caribbean, Certain Celery, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Black Soot'
Papers: Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Basics, Bazzil Bling, PP - My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Collection - Free Bird 'Passion' & 'Love'
Access: Ribbon, Button, Twine, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Sakura 'Quickie Glue Pen' & 'White Gelly Roll Pen', Ranger Stickles 'Diamond', EK Success Small Corner Punch, Paper Piercer, Nestibilities, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals

55 Comments:

~amy~ said...

{sigh} this is truly spectacular sista...it screams Sandra and top 20, ♥for sure♥!!! You've done a fabby job!!! Good Luck gf, I know that you'll make it :)

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Without a doubt this is top 20 material. I mean would you look at this! It is perfectly balanced with the right touches of punch color with the black scallop boarder and the red and cream striped ribbon. WTG girlfriend! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card! Love teh cute Maisy stamp (one of my favorites) and the great colors. Good luck! :o)

Jenn said...

Oh my...I'm absolutely speachless! This card is absolutely AMAZING and I love every little detail! :) Congrats on making the top 30, but I don't believe this is the end for you...you are amazing! :)

Michelle said...

Oh yeah - you knocked this one out of the park! It's amazing - like, gasped when I saw it amazing :)

I'll be watching for your name on the top 20 list. HUGS!

SMK said...

I love the buttons and scalloped edges! good luck :)

MiamiKel said...

Terrific in every way! I have this same DP but have dared not use it! It's just too pretty to use, lol ..... but this is splendid. I'll be like everyone - watching for your name in lights!

scrappyjan said...

Well I think that it's great that your wheather is bad because LOOK at the absolutely AMAZING card you have made!!!!!! Love all of your papers and the painting of your image is also AMAZING!! great job.. hugz, janny

milli said...

Your card is awsome! I'm sure you'll be on the top 20 list too!!
Love the cute detail with the ribbon and the button!
Camilla xx

Debbie Lee said...

Oh Sandra!! I adore this card...I absolutely LOVE your watercoloring. It's soooo soft and beautiful... and the way you used the antique linen is the most beautiful touch!! Sooo, so so so BEAUTIFUL!

kadie said...

This is SOOOOOOO gorgeous!! That scalloped paper was perfect and fits that sketch to a tee. You totally rocked this. I love every detail, especially the button on the sentiment and that perfect bow too!

Jacilynn said...

I love the scalloped paper and you are putting the nesties to good use! Super card!

Kathryn said...

WOW, this is so well-done. What a great card!!

Hats off to you!

Have a great day,
--Kathryn

dougnat said...

This is ADORABLE!!! love love your card!!

Martha said...

Wow, what a gorgeous, cute card!!
Good luck!

scrappinhero said...

beautiful card...good luck

Charlene said...

Awesome card!!! It's my favorite so far!!! Good Lunck!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Absolutely adorable! I love that sweet little fairy!

cheryln said...

cuter than cute!! love this in every way possible!!!

Carly said...

Sandra this is sooooo wonderful! A definite top 20! Good luck!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW!!! I Luff this card...it just Popped of fthe screen at me!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Cute card Sandra, beautifully coloured as always and i love all the pretty detail. Hugs Nikki x

Julie Campbell said...

Eeeek! I LOVE this! Your coloring is perfect... and I love the papers you put together!

Amy said...

WOW!! Your card is absolutely FABULOUS!! I love that image and your coloring is wonderful....and to answer your question: Yes, it is definately nerve racking....but, you definately over came it with this card.

Saskia said...

lovely, lovely card!!!! Good luck!!

Saskia :)

Randee E said...

Love love Love it! I have this paper too - only this card is way cuter than anything I've used it on. Great job! Good luck this week!

Bethany Paull said...

So awesome! I love the scalloped layer and your sentiment flag.

WickedPixie said...

This is beautiful and so unique! It certainly should be top 20! :-) Traci

KimmyS said...

That Maisy stamps is SOOOOOO cute and how wonderful it is coloured.
I love your card

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice card!!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I *love* all the different edges you have going on! Beautiful work Sandra... As always!! :)

Ingrid said...

Oh my....your card is awesome. I must honestly admit that I am not into these image stamps, but you make me want to buy one. Just to give it a try. LOL! Your coloring is stunning. Good luck, Sandra!!

Tammy said...

What a cute take on the sketch. I really love that little fairy stamp. Super cute!

Cindy said...

Wow...your card is beautiful! Love how you colored the fairy...it's pretty! Good Luck ya!

Maria Gurnsey said...

super cute I love the scalloped paper you used :) good luck

Christine said...

Your card is cute and beautiful at the same time. You should definately be going to the next round. Good luck.

Blessings,
Christine

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is so beautiful I like your coloring great job.

Judy McMullen said...

Holy Cow, Sandra! This is absolutely, amazingly, superbly, undeniably one of your best creations yet! Beautifully colored, crafted, embellished with perfect details! You go girl!!!

Ila said...

This is Totally Gorgeous and Super Cute!! I love the layout, papers, every detail on this card!!...Hugs, Ila

dannisdoodles said...

Good Night this is so cuuuuuute! Perfect card, love it!

Sankari W. said...

Congrats on the Top 30! This card is beyond cute and adorable and simply perfect and exactly point on for the sketch - it is totally perfect!!! I LOVE every detail and all the white space and everything in between! Simply beautiful!
Best wishes,
Sankari :)

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I know it's been written before, but gonna tell you again...your card is so sweet! Love all the details you added as well. Good luck!

Ann said...

Super sweet!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Absolutely charming!! LOVE your sketch and sewing!! And your coloring, as always, is fabulous!! Awesome!!

Latisha said...

Wow this is beautiful!
hugs
Latisha

Eva said...

WOW...this is such a stunning and sweet card! Love that little stamp image and the papers you used! Best wishes to you!

Angie Tieman said...

How cute! That little fairy is just adorable!

clouds shadler said...

hehe, this card really made me tickle as soon as I saw it, how precious! One thing that this card has is simplicity and I love it! That ribbon is just adorable and the PP is perfect!

Awesome job!
Clouds :D

chelemom said...

This is super cute! Your coloring is superb!!!

Jo said...

this is an amazing card!

jo xx

cheryln said...

just wanted to stop by again to congratulate you on making a spot in the top 20!! your card was perfectly adorable! good luck next week!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats on being at the top 20 and much luck for the next round.

Made by Mandy said...

Congratulations for making it into the top 20 !!!

Good luck for the next stage, you've got another fabulous sketch to work with. Looking forward to seeing your card :)

Martha said...

Congrats on making the top 20!!! And good luck for the next round!

Lexi said...

I love how you write your journal entries, Sandra. I regard it more as a tutorial on tips and tricks on card making and stamping.

Good luck on the next round!

*hugs*
Lexi

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