Saturday, May 15, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch

Hello! Today's card uses a sketch from Card Patterns, this week Gina K Designs is sponsoring! I used "Gifts from the Sea" and created the scalloped side in the sketch with my shell border, but stamped it on the liner of my card and then cut away about a half inch from the front of the Pure Luxury In the Navy base to reveal just one side.
I used one of Nina's Lovely labels and a Labels One die for the square part of the sketch, thinking this crosshatch on her label paired with the sea theme looked like netting. Kraft starfish and white sand dollar are colored, accented with glitter and popped up, along with another sand dollar from the border popped up like a button over the stitched navy ribbon. I stamped the speckle image along the bottom to create a textured sandy look.
Here is the card opened with the greeting, I added more glitter and just a few warm gray shadows to the images. Thank you Card Patterns for this fun sketch! Maybe you can play along to, just add your creation to the linky on their blog!
Have a wonderful weekend! This one will be one of the busiest for us in a while, but jam packed with fun, tell you about it soon!

14 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is gorgeous. What a fabulous set.

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Melanie this is such a great card! Love how you turned the shells into the scalloped line from the sketch.

Lori said...

Love this! Okay, I'm am totally going to CASE this. Well, the general idea anyway! **grins**
-Lori

Casmiles said...

Wonderful card! I love the way the shells are just "peaking" out from the inside panel. Lovely. And of course, it's beachy/shells, so naturally I love it.

dstandard said...

This are beautiful - love the stamps!

JaniceAileen said...

Great idea for the scalloped border part of the sketch-- that turned out so cute!!! We just got back from a few days at the beach and I'm now in need of your sea set!!! ;0)

Kary said...

I love how the border stamp gives the scallop edge when the card is closed. A lovely idea!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

bEAUTIFUL DESIGN - FABULOUS COLOR COMBINATION. oops - sorry about the caps...

Donna said...

Great inspiration! I've added mine to the list.

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful card Melanie! Love your scalloped shell border!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

a very pretty card. Makes me long for the beach. I like how you finished the inside as well.

whoistracy said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Melanie! I love the blue on kraft.

Laural-Lee said...

Oh I really like the layout of this card! Must try at home :) Fantastic shell work.

Jennie said...

This is so amazing Melanie! Can I like totally case this and give you credit (of course!!!) The colors and the way the shells make the scallop border is so creative.