February 27, 2009

2S4Y Laura's Sketch 20/Lulu's Bonus Sketch

Even though I started my 2S4Y card Tuesday morning, I wasn't able to finish it until today. I didn't have a problem coming up with an idea; I just couldn't find the time this week! Here is my card based on Laura's sketch (complete with crooked photo)--

The yummy patterned papers are Paper Salon which I won from Linda on a recent CPS blog hop. I was just having trouble figuring out what sentiment to use and where to put it. The current Card-A-Licious challenge is to make a card without a sentiment, so problem solved!

I didn't have the correct color of blue/green cardstock, so I decided to make my own. I have a never-ending supply of cardboard I bring home from work because I can't bear to throw it away. I mixed three colors of paint to get the right color, painted the edges of the cardboard, let it dry, and distressed the edges for a perfectly-matched colored "cardstock."

Cardstock: Paper Reflections
PP: Paper Salon
Other: cardboard, paint, ribbon, machine stitching, Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder

I also had enough time today to make a card for Lulu's bonus sketch--


Making Memories cardstock, American Crafts patterned paper, Vap! scrap "forever" and letters (from unknown set) stamped in StazOn jet black, glitter felt, and Making Memories eyelets.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Wow great tip! & I love both of your cards:)
    Thanks for playing!

  2. Oh wow, the coloring idea is great!!! Awesome tip!!! Your cards are gorgeous!! I LOVE the colors of the 2nd one.

  3. i really like both your cards, and the cardboard + painting is such a good idea!

    the "i <3 u" is too cute... great job with both sketches!

  4. Both of your cards are fantastic!!!

  5. Both cards are fabulous! Love the glittery heart on the second one! Great job with both sketches!


  6. Your cards are awesome!! Thanks so much for doing my sketch too!!! :)
    I love the glittered heart, and how the eyelets match the patterned paper!