Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Seize the Sketch #19: birthday girl



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The awesome Jessi is the sketcher for this super challenge!


Initially I struggled with the sketch...not because of the sketch itself, but I was desperately trying to use pattern papers.  That combined with the fact that I was 'crafting' with 4 other gals, nothing ever gets accomplished :) 

So this card was totally inspired by Dawn McVey.  That girl rocks the PTI color combos, eh?  The cardstock is PTI but I don't have any PTI inks so I substituted with Fresh Inks:

Pool
Mojito


Yes, this is the first time I'm using the Phrase Play #3, but hey, at least it is getting some ♥♥♥!

Do you see the faint Pool outline around the Ruby Reprise blooms (thanks Kimberly!)?  It's actually a trick that I learned from Michelle of Avocado Arts.  I flipped the blooms over and slapped them on my stamp block and inked on top of the Mojito with Pool ink!

I can't wait to see how you're inspired!

I hope that you'll play along with us!

Amy 
Cathy




34 comments:

Annette Allen said...

wow love your take on the sketch.. the stamped flower bottom is awesome..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful! I am loving the colors!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun, see you can put down the patterned paper and pull out the ink.

Sylvia said...

So pretty, Amy, love the colors and the clean lines! The event was fun, not as exciting as convention, but anything to get my hands on the new catalog...loving it for sure, came home with a free new stamp set! Can't wait to see what you do with the coffee set, you are the queen of coffee! Have a terrific Tuesday!

Laurel said...

Love it Amy!

Lesley said...

I love how you used the floral image at the bottom of the card!~ Great card, Amy!

Jean said...

Perfect card for the sketch! Those colors are so fresh together.

Miriam Prantner said...

I love this! Great color combo and love the stamping on the base!

Katie Melhus said...

Wow Amy, love your take on the sketch, it's so fresh! I'm gonna need to try my had at these techniques, too. Nice work!

wendipooh13 said...

super cute LOVE the colors!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy I love this and how you do sketches so well my friend.

Unknown said...

Such pretty colors and love that sentiment panel. Flipping your stamps around for that effect is so fun!

Shannon J said...

So cool the way you made the outline! Fab technique, fab card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to make the sketch your own!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Totally awesome card! And I love how you highlighted around the stamped images.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

great job, Love that you used flowers for the bottom banner!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

I love your unique take on the sketch, Amy. The colors are so pretty and so calming-glad you took Dawn's advice!

Ashley Horton said...

Very cute Amy! Love the Teal and Green!!

Lindsey said...

Love how this turned out! I never get anything done when I craft with other people either. :)

Lori said...

Adorable! Love the color combination and the sentiment stamped inside the opening of the die cut piece.

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE this, yes the Ruby Reprise is a GEM in your little hands!!!!!!!!!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Awesome design Amy! LOVE this!

Vanessa said...

So cute!!!

Jennifer said...

Great card...love the colors! Thanks for the tip, always forget that you can do that!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your card Amy and the fact that you didn't use any pattern paper. I also like the idea about flipping the stamp over and using another color for the background.
Oh and I have yet to use any of my PTI Phrase sets.

Audrey Pettit said...

OMWord, what a cool trick with the stamps! I LOVE the subtle outline around the flowers. This is fabulous!

Julia Aston said...

What a great design on this Amy! I've got to get out my PTI die like this - I always buy these things and then don't use them!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, I'm always amazed by the ingenuity of crafters! Stamping those flowers with both the front and back sides is clever, and has such a neat effect. Thanks for passing along that tip. :)

Kelly said...

love the subtle blue around the flowers to match the die

Helen F. said...

WOW, I just love this 'technique' with the blooms, Amy! Beautiful card using this sketch :-)

cm said...

Cool, fresh take on the sketch! The frame, the sentiments, the flower border...winning combination! Hugs~c

Rose said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

What an awesome trick with the blooms! Love the shadow effect!

Cindi said...

I really like the embossed Hello and arrows. Nice card.