Saturday, March 10, 2012

Beverly's Sketch Challenge #3

I'm excited to share with you the card I made for our new sketch challenge!!  It was an easy and fun card to create following Jenn's sketch.  Thanks again, Jenn!!

1.   I chose Esse Smooth Pearlized Cocoa for the base of the card.   This cardstock has a wonderful sheen and is a great weight for the card base!  
2.   I cut the 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock to 5 1/2" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
3.   Both patterned papers are in the Romantique paper pad.  Romantique is full of vintage 6" x 6" papers!
4.   I used a Martha Stewart corner punch for the corners on the dotted paper and a thumb punch to cut the inverted corners on the floral mat.
5.  The top layer was cut and embossed with Spellbinders Large Deckled Mega Rectangles using the Esse Smooth Pearlized Cocoa cardstock.
6.  The sentiment is a rub-on from the Encouragement and Thinking of You set.  I can't tell you how easy these are to use!!  You can use the wooden craft stick that comes with each set, but I've found that one of the large-ended stylus tools in the McGill Paper Blossoms Paper Tool Kit works wonderfully well!  Of course, these tools are great for shaping flowers, so this is a bonus use!
7.  I added a small section of the Brown Rhinestone Finesse Swirls before I adhered the rectangle with foam pads for dimension.  The Finesse Swirls are such a great buy!   They can easily be cut into sections to use on at least 3-4 projects.  They are currently available in brown, black and silver rhinestones, and white pearls.  They are really beautiful!
8.  An added bit of elegance was the flower from the Ceylon Garden set by Prima that I adhered with Fabri-Tac.  It comes with bling in the center, so it was good to go!
9.  The finishing touch was outlining the card with Gold Lines stickers.  These stickers add such a great look and are so easy to do!!  
10. Hint:  This is another card that could be used for so many occasions!   Just change the sentiment and you have a birthday, get well, friendship, or sympathy card and more!!
11.  Click the gold links above to be taken directly to the item used in the Classy Cards shop.

It's a rainy weekend where I live, so what better time to stay inside and shop???   Any order of at least $35 will get 15% off your entire order if you use coupon code Blog15 (no spaces) at checkout!!!  This sale is good Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11 only!   So take advantage now!!

We would love for you to share your cards and projects which use Classy Cards 'n Such products on our Facebook page!   I've created an album where you can share your classy creations!!   Click here to go directly to the album where you can upload your creations and here to go to the Classy Cards Facebook wall.  Like us on Facebook by Friday, March 16th and I'll pick a random winner for a $10 gift certificate in the Classy Cards shop!   How easy is that??

Stay dry!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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Robin said...

Wonderful card.

Snoopy said...

Fantastic card, Beverly!

Snoopy :D

Karen W said...

This is very pretty!! I love the papers and the colors also.

Chrissy D said...

Jenni- This is so lovely! Such a pretty flower with the flourish!