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Monday, September 26, 2011

Frosted Designs Card Sketch Goes Digital!

Sentiment is from
The sketch challenge this week on Frosted Designs is sponsored by  I wanted to use this sentiment from them so much that I had to make TWO cards!  Here is the sketch designed by Diana Gonzalez :

As you can see, I even included the butterfly on each!
On the first card I used a picture of Marie Antoinette and an image of  handwritten sheet music. These came from  I've never used her antique images before and read the terms on her blog, which states that in the U.S.A. the images are in the public domain. (Just in case anyone was concerned about copyright infringement.)

On both cards I printed out the sentiment and then cut them with Spellbinders dies.  The great thing about using digital images, is that they can be sized to whatever is needed for your project.  The ribbons on both cards were dyed seam binding using an ink pad.  Markers work just as well.  I made the hatpin by coloring the top and the butterfly with alcohol ink.

Parchment paper cut with Nestabilities Labels Eighteen

Now for a completely different card.  Same sketch, same sentiment, same die cut and even the same type of ribbon!  The sketch was flipped vertically.  This one was not stitched.  I wanted to leave it a little cleaner looking.

Stamped images are from CTMH's Piece of Cake set
The papers and inks used on this card are all from Close To My Heart:  Gypsy, Lagoon, Sky, White Daisy and Black. A retired CTMH color, Hydragea, was punched using a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch. It was then dry embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.  I sanded the dots to expose the white core of the paper and then randomly colored a few of them with a marker. The cupcake is also a punch which I layered on Gypsy cardstock and freehand cut.  The images on the cupcake are from the CTMH Cupcake Sprinkles set.

Clear Sparkles were used on the layered frame
I can't wait to see the cards that the Frosted Designs followers create!

Thank you so much for visiting today! 

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