I am STILL in shock at making the final 30 in this FABULOUS contest. Once I got a peek at the other entries, I didn't think I stood a chance-everything was so beautiful!!
(Need card inspiration?? You can check out the rest of the Top 30 here: http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/2009/06/top-30-finalists-card-of-week-and-fab-5.html . These cards are FABULOUS!!)
This is the sketch issued this week for Challenge #2, by Kazan. It was A LOT of fun to play with and really pushed me into uncharted territories as far as card making goes.
For this card, I dug into my Jenni Bowlin stash that I hoard and RARELY use. I SO love Jenni and am always scared to ruin the paper. ACK!!
I hand-stitched the bottom layer freehand without any pre-drawn lines to give it that home-made look. I used pre-cut, black DCWV 8x8 cardstock and then layered on top, using my Martha Stewart circle cutter (and I have an injury to prove it-that blade is SHARP!!) for my circle. I then adhered it to Cosmo Cricket (Ever After) and used my fancy scissors for the edging.
I finished the fussy cut flower with Diamond Glaze, glitter and a bit of Kaiser Craft bling.
The thank you tag is trimmed from a Making Memories die cut & finished with a BO Bunny rub on and a bit more bling for sparkle. I then used pop dots for dimension.
The ribbon, I got from my stash and added a bit more sparkle with Maya Road stick pins.
And that is it!
Wish me luck and please make sure to check out the other entries-they are SURE to inspire you!