Saturday, December 10, 2011

Card Patterns #145

Hi there!  Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start!  DH and I are headed out for the day, but before we leave, I wanted to share my DT card for this week's Card Patterns Sketch Challenge. This week we are being sponsored by Monica Weaver at Add A Little Dazzle.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I started with a card base of GKD Heavy Weight Ivory and layered with panels cut from metal sheets in Poison Ivy, Gold Nugget and Scarlet Red that Monica generously provided to the DT for our samples. I punched the border of the gold layer with a SU Scallop Border Punch.  I embossed the red layer with a Sizzix Large Damask embossing folder.  I cut a frame for the image panel from the Gold Nugget metal sheet using a Spellbinders Lacey Circle die.  My image is a precolored digi from Paulette at Create With TLC.  I printed it on layering weight ivory and cut it out and popped it up.   A few red gems, some lace trim and a metallic red ribbon bow finished my card.  It sure was hard to get a decent photo with all the shiny metal!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Card Patterns Sketch blog and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of my amazingly-talented teammates, our sponsor, Monica, and our wonderful Guest Designer, Jinny!  We hope you will be inspired to play along with us!

Have a terrific day and hope to see you soon!


  1. Lovely card - the gold and the bling down the side is beautifully done! Beautiful way to showcase the gorgeous image! xx

  2. Gorgeous card Carla. Love how you colored the bells, and love this image. Your coloring is always beautiful.

  3. Gorgeous, Carla! I love that cluney (?) lace accent and the gold....that image is amazing!

  4. Very elegant, Carla! I love your pre-colored image and you really made it a beautiful Christmas card. I LOVE those Christmas bells.

    Hubby is on vacation from now until after New Year's. We've been decorating more today. I'm ready to be through and move to the next project. :-) There are so many.

  5. This STUNNING Carla! I have never used precolored digis before, but after seeing your genius at work, I may have to give it a try!

    Love and Hugs to you my DT Sistah!

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Carla!! I love the bells!! xoxo.

  7. That is one awesome precolored image it is stunning. You did a fantastic job making it look so elegant. With the red add to the gold it turned out to be a beautiful Christmas card.

  8. Carla, this is beautiful. I love what you have done with the entire card.

  9. Great sketch and OMGoodness - your card is gorgeous. I love that crocheted lace, Carla, and all the bling.
    Blessings on your Sunday,


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