Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ribbon Carousel Meets Deconstructed Sketch

Happy Thursday! The Ribbon Carousel is sponsoring the Deconstructed Sketch this week, and since I had guest designed with DSC in the past I found it fitting to make a card using Jen's design. I find myself going back to her sketches...to me they are so 'workable'. I've had to use some sketches in the past that were a little on the difficult side....but not this one! However, I chose to make a difficult card, I'm supposing that I was challenging myself. Take a look:


I veered slightly off the beaten path, but I was inspired by this card here that I saw on Pinterest. I thought that if Bronwyn could make two columns of punched out borders, why couldn't I make four? Well, with some persistence, I was able to formulate a 'workable' design (there's that word again!). It wasn't very easy and if I decide to tackle this design again in the future, I'll choose different colors so that you can see the intricacies of the design a bit better. I did want to use Pink Salmon Vintage Seam Binding from the Ribbon Carousel and Zva Pearls...check.


The Ribbon Carousel's birthday bash is still going on, so if you have a hankering for some pretty ribbon, or pins, paper, buttons, etc. (aka gorgeous stuff), here's a coupon that's still in effect until May 7th:



Well, that's all from me today...I hope you'll play along with the sketch...and maybe use some fabulous ribbon with it! :)



Stamps: Love Story (Verve Stamps)
Paper: can't remember dp (Haha), White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Groovy Guava (SU!)
Accessories: Pink Salmon Vintage Seam Binding (Ribbon Carousel), CRW-04CB-137 (Dots Pearl - Soft Pink (0.3 cm & 0.5 cm), PEW-03CB-117 (Basic Lines Pearl - White (0.3 cm) Zva Creative, Lacey & Lattice Square, Lacey Circle (Spellbinders) Large Ribbon Border punch (SU!), Peach Spica pen, dauber, dimensionals
Size: 5" square

22 comments:

  1. WOW! That is gorgeous card! I love filigree front!

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  2. Oooh! Absolutely beautiful, Andrea! So intricate and I love the colour! I can see how difficult it would be to do that with the punch but you did a fantastic job! Did you punch them out of a solid card front or create the card front from separate pieces?

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  3. Love the threaded ribbon! Beautifully done as always :)

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  4. It was worth the effort - this is a beautiful card.

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  5. Exquisite! Love your beautiful card!

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  6. A stunning card! Beautiful design and such eye catching appeal with the threaded ribbon and pearls!

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  7. Gorgeous card, love the threaded ribbon and the filigree detail! Lovely!

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  8. This is so gorgeous. Well worth the effort to get those punches lined up.

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  9. Here I am, spying on you as usual!! I love seeing all of your pretty creations and they are all gorgeous Andrea!!!!!
    Sandy

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  10. Andrea--this is beyond WOOOOOOOOOW! Beyond STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!! This is too beautiful for words! LOVE the colors and that ribbon! If you weren't on the DT--I would pick this as the winner (well...I can't! I'm not on that team to pick! LOL!). LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

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  11. Whoa...the pic is wonderful and the patience...punching to make it work!!! It's fabulous!!!

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  12. Oh wow! The idea of four panels instead of the two just gives this style of card a whole new look. Just LOVE what you have done, the colours are perfect and the centre piece with all the pearls is gorgeous. PS: Thanks for the 'shout out'.

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  13. Oh my word what a beautiful card! but then all your work is, I love your blog.
    Kind Regards From Sam x

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  14. Fun, what a great take on this sketch. Amazing!!

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  15. This is TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL!!! I REALLY LOVE IT!!
    You are SO talented. Thank you for sharing.
    I LOVE your style.

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  16. Umm. WOW? I am stunned by the beauty of this amazing card Andrea! I was thinking I would try it until I read how difficult it was LOL. Maybe I'll just try to incorporate the technique into a simpler version. Gorgeous as always dear!!
    hugs,
    Ellen

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  17. Sorry I haven't commented lately. There is certainly plenty to give praise about. I suffered a bad asthma bout last Wednesday (lady in my card group has a dog I am very allergic to and I wound up sitting next to her. A bout like that keeps me mediated and woozy for a week or so afterward. I've had to retype every word here at least twice! Just had to send some love to one of my favorite crafty people!

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  18. So beautiful...this card is so amazing I would like to try and make one similar to it, any tips on things you change to make it a little easier. What punch is that. is it a Maratha Stewart punch? thanks for sharing and love your ideas.

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  19. I have just found and joined your list today, I am in awe of your cards and this one is awesome. I love it , Just wondered what the name of the punch was. But I wanted to say that I have loved every page of your blog that I have seen so far and I know much more to inspire me is to come. thank you for letting me join . Hugs, Cathy K

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