Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ICSketches #80

My card for ICS#80 this week .

I used a glittered white cardstock base which I
cuttlebug embossed with one of my all time fave folders . 
When in doubt ,( as with layouts too ) 
always use white or off white as a starting point . 
Other good alternatives - kraft , black .

I have basically followed the sketch closely here 
but scaled it for a rectangular card instead of a square one. 
Sentiment is a clear stamp by Techniques Tuesday ,
layered unto a punched circle which was inked. 
Can't go wrong using a border punch these days either ! 

Other go to ways  of embellishing cards - 
use flowers , ribbons , buttons , bling ( or brads ) 
in coordinating colors as the patterned papers .;) 


Scrapthat said...

You do beautiful cards!! :)

Lynette said...

Beautifully done are right up there with the best of the cardmakers.

Kim said...

Oh the purple looks just LOVELY Pearl!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks for the tips Pearl - I really need to start applying them & making some cards lol!! I reckon I could make at least a hundred with my offcut cardstock & pp's...

Wendy Kwok said...

you have an amazing way with purple!!! This card is beautiful

Tanya Tahir said...

gorgeous gorgeous card, Pearl!!!

Sandy Ang said...

What a clever take on the sketch. And that punched circle reminds me of the super trend doilies !