Basic Card Sketch : 9.12.11

We’ve given you a couple of scrapbook sketches thus far but cardmakers, this week’s sketch is just for you!  And not only do we have a card sketch, but we also have a special guest!

SUPPLIES : [INDIE BLOOM] INB-3418 6×6 Paper Pad, XHA-CL548 Enjoy, XHA-CL549 Butterflies & Wildflowers.
Hero Arts White Adhesive Lace, Ranger Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters, VersaFine Ink – Vintage Sepia, Colorbox Chalk Ink – Dark Peony, Hero Arts Snow Notecard, White cardstock, Ranger Ink Blending Tool, Ranger Glossy Accents, Twine, Colored pencils, Pop Dots.

Today we welcome Tami Hartley from Hero Arts to the BG blog!  Tami created this beautiful card pairing Indie Bloom with two of the Hero Arts/BasicGrey stamp sets from the same collection.  She makes it look effortless, doesn’t she?

So effortless in fact, that she’s sharing the step-by-step instructions for you!

  1. Cut a 3.75″ x 3.75″ piece of aqua paper from Indie Bloom 6×6 paper pad. Stamp floral image onto piece using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
  2. Cut a 3.75″ x 1.25″ piece of patterned paper for the lower portion of the card.
  3. Ink edges of both pieces with Antique Linen Distress Ink and adhere to card as shown.
  4. Cut a strip of striped paper and cut a “v” notch in one end. Adhere to card. Add a very thin strip of green paper below notched piece as shown.
  5. Stamp frame onto white cardstock with VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink. Use ink blending tool to lightly apply Antique Linen Distress Ink all over piece.
  6. Stamp ornate diamond image onto label with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
  7. Stamp two flowers with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink as shown. Add shading to stems and leaves with colored pencils. Cut out label.
  8. Stamp flowers again onto white cardstock with Dark Peony Chalk Ink. Add color with colored pencils. Cut out flower heads only and adhere over top of previously stamped flowers.
  9. Stamp “thank you” with VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink onto white cardstock strip. Adhere as shown.
  10. Attach label to card with pop dots.
  11. Add twine bow and white crochet trim as shown.
  12. Add Glossy Accents to flower centers and set aside to dry.

Without further ado, I present you this week’s card sketch.  So many occasions to make a card for, so little time!  In fact, Tami actually created a second card using this sketch using our Oxford collection.  At first glance, you’d never know that both cards were created from a single sketch!  Click here to see Tami’s second card.

SUPPLIES : [OXFORD] OXF-3359 Frat House, OXF-3374 Debate Team, OXF-3377 Element Stickers, OXF-3378 Alpha Stickers, OXF-3389 Olio Rubon Book.    

I used this week’s sketch to create a card for my daughter’s preschool teacher.  She had an amazing first week and I know it’s in large part due to her.  Oxford was the perfect choice for this project and I enjoyed selecting different items from a single collection knowing that they all would coordinate perfectly.  That smiling star rubon just makes me happy!

So… Are you ready to make a card? We’d love to see what you create from this week’s sketch. Leave a comment below with a link to your layout and we’ll select one commenter at random to receive a collection pack of your choice. Comment must be posted by September 18, 2011 at 11:59p MST.

If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, be sure to also upload it to our new BasicGrey Flickr page so that other BG fans can find your work easily.

Here’s to a great week!


CONGRATULATIONS to our winner selected at random from the comments we received by the noted deadline :
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