Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Cards and Tags: SOUS January 16th Card Challenge

Wow!  You know I always love the card sketches that SOUS provides, but this one was especially fun to work with!  Here's the card I made:

And here was the sketch I based it off of, which was created by that ever-clever Nanne Harry!

My card is made from a gorgeous pastel paper collection called "Butterfly Garden" by Pink Paislee.  The light blue arrow with chevron stripes is from My Mind's Eye.  I also incorporated a 4-inch doily from Wilton that I found in the baking section at Michaels.

As usual, the flowers are from Prima (LOVE Prima!) and the pearl stick pin is from Maya Road.  The baker's twine is by American Crafts and the button is also from My Mind's Eye.  I threw on a little scrap of polka-dot fabric to give it some flair.

I made a ticket using the Tim Holtz ticket strip die and I stamped it with a crown image from Heidi Swapp.  I inked around most of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Walnut Stain color.

My home town has been hit with more snow than what we know what to do with lately, so I'm pretty sure my brain is frozen from all of the inhaled sub-zero air.  And hey- when your brain's in frozen mode, there's nothing better than finding a great card sketch to inspire you!  I'm telling you- if you need some fabulous sketches for either cards, layouts or die cuts, check out the Stuck On U Sketches blog.  I haven't been on their Design Team for all that long, but I've honestly loved every minute and the inspiration these talented ladies provide has been phenomenal!


  1. Hey there! Thanks for visiting my blog with SOUS Die cut team. Your kind words meant a great deal! Tremendous card!

  2. So much beauty on one card! Love the soft colors with the inking. Shabby Chic at it's finest!

  3. Pretty great Andrea!
    I love the layering and I do love me some stamping...so adding
    the crown detail is pretty great! And the warm brown inking is a wonderful
    detail with the rest of the soft colors!


  4. Beautiful card. The colors are gorgeous!

  5. Gorgeous card Andrea, loving the papers and all the wee touches you have added, very chic... Hugs xx

  6. So so pretty..love the papers and layers of pretty embellishments! And thanks so much for visiting me and your kind comments!

  7. This card is pretty Andrea! I love all the shabby details!