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Saturday, April 21, 2012

 Hi everyone! I felt bad about being absent most of the week, so I quickly whipped up something for you today! Don't say I don't do anything nice for you! ;)

My inspiration for this card came from some paper I bought yesterday. I spied the toile paper at Michael's and knew it had to come home with me! Why? Because it just so happens that today, There She Goes is sponsoring the challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges and the theme - is to use black cardstock. Phhft! I can do that in my sleep! :)

So I grabbed Jen's Deconstructing Sketch #48 (EDIT: And I just realized that I goofed up the sketch - I forgot the vertical strip up the side....does stitching count?!), the toile paper and went to town! I kid you not - I whipped this baby up in under 2 hours! Laugh all you want, but that might be a record for me! (Is that sad?!)  On with the details, shall we? I sponged the edges of the toile paper (from Recollections) with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, matted it with black cardstock then machine stitched them together. The vertical banner was made with some very old Crate paper, which I machine stitched to black cardstock and sponged the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. I did the same thing with the Labels Four die cut panel, which was made with some paper from the La Creme collection (DCWV).

For the main panel, I used this endearing sentiment from the TSG Dream A New Dream set. It was perfect for the toile paper! I wet embossed the sentiment with Versamark ink, StazOn Jet Black ink and clear embossing powder. Next, I cut out the sentiment with an Oval Nestie and lightly sponged the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Then I matted it with more black cardstock and machine stitched the two together. I don't use a lot of embellishments (you could say I'm embellie-challenged) but I do like my buttons! So I added a couple and for the last element in Jen's sketch, I used some ruffled black lace (which I got at my LSS).

Now head on over (or back to!) the C4C blog to check out the inspiration there! Thanks so much for putting up with me this week! :)

Stamps: There She Goes 'Dream A New Dream'
Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks 'Frayed Burlap and Black Soot'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Black Cardstock, Bazzil Basics - Vanilla, PP - Crate Paper 'Crate Avenue Collection - Trendy', Recollections 'Toile' and Die Cuts With A View 'La Creme' 
Access: PTI Buttons - Black, PTI Rustic Button Twine - Cream, Spellbinders Oval and Labels Four Nesties, Sponges, Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder, Black Lace, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals


Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous Sandra! ok - I did a little grin...hehe
I love Toile too!

Theresa said...

Hi Sandra, this is just beautiful!! The Toile paper is gorgeous.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Was nice to have you join the Crazies this week.....this is so elegant and vintage.

Jen Shults said...

This is just gorgeous Sandra! I love the dies you used and that paper... so gorgeous. And I have to say I don't miss that side strip at all, lol. :) Thanks so much for using this week's sketch!

Teresa Zuehls said...

What a beautiful card and take on the sketch! The papers are grogeous. Great job. TFS.

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