Saturday, December 17, 2011

Card Patterns #146

Hi there!  Happy Saturday!  I don't know about you, but I am still scrambling around trying to get everything done before next week!  DH and I have already been out for 3 hours today!  But I am back now to share my DT card for Card Patterns Sketch #146.  This post is bittersweet as it is my last week as part of the Card Patterns DT.  It has been a wonderful 6 months and I will miss my teammates a lot!  I will still be playing along every week, that's for sure!  The Card Patterns team is taking a couple weeks off, so this is the last sketch for 2011.  The challenges will be back up and running in January.

On to this week's challenge.  Our sponsor this week is Catherine Pooler, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

I started with a card base of SU Pale Plum and layered with Very Vanilla and patterned papers from the SU Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper collection generously provided to the DT by Catherine.  My image is from a very old SU set called See With The Heart.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Very Vanilla and colored very lightly with my Copics.  I sponged here and there with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  It was cut out with a Spellbinders Classic Circles die and matted with a Spellbinders Lacey Circles die.  The sentiment is also from a very old SU set called Happy Birthday Frame.  It was cut out and matted with Spellbinders Tags Shape 3.  I triple-loop bow of narrow silk ribbon and a small shimmery flower from my stash finished my card.  

I'm also submitting my card to Tuesday Throwdown #78 where the theme was "for someone special".

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to visit the Card Patterns Sketch blog and check out the gorgeous creations from my wonderful and amazingly talented teammates! Will miss you, ladies! We hope you'll be inspired to play along with us!  The challenge goes an extra two weeks so you have plenty of time to create your card!

Have a great day!


  1. Carla, oh, Carla - you put into words, EXACTLY what I have been thinking! {Where oh WHERE did the last six months go?} I'll be ready for Christmas, oh, by about March... it's THAT crazy! heh heh What a STUNNING card to sign off with, my talented friend! This sums up SO much! {One of my FAVE S/U stamps, btw!} Excellent job! I KNOW I'll still be seeing you about the lovely town - I ALWAYS look forward to being mesmerized by your beautiful work! Have a MUCH blessed holiday season! xoxo!

  2. Wow Carla,this is so delightful,gorgeous!
    Hugs Heidy

  3. Beautiful card, Carla! I know I'll be seeing you in blogland...thanks for your hard work at Card Patterns. ;)

  4. Gorgeous card!! Love the retired SU images. Thanks for all the fabulous creations you've presented on the Card Patterns blog these past few month! I love your style and your beautiful creations!

  5. gorgeous, I have that stamp, for got all about it!!! and I didn't think I had any thing vintage, TFS!!!!!

  6. Carla, this i just gorgeous...don'think I've seen that image, but it sure is beautiful. What a wonderful 'friendship' card, too. I'm glad to see you join Tuesday Throwdown this week with your wondeful creation.

  7. Very elegant card. It is just beautiful.

  8. What a beautiful image. Very vintage feel. Thanks for joining in on the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  9. Beautiful Carla. So romantic looking. You design is perfect.


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