Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch Challenge 138

When I saw this week's Card Patterns challenge sketch I fell in love instantly.  I stepped a bit out of my comfort zone and decided to try to cut a doily using one of my cartridges.  Paper Lace is one that I've had for quite some time, and while I've been using it more recently because it has a great chunky font, I haven't given the other images much attention.  I'm glad I decided to use it because there are some gorgeous doilies on this cart!  I cut this one out at at 5 1/2 inches using a multi cut and it cut out very well.  I really love this card.  It's very different from anything I've made before.  I've had this ribbon in my stash for about six months now.  I found it at a local scrapbook store my best friend turned me onto.  I used my glue gun to cinch the words closer together and then to adhere the ribbon across the top of the card.  And just for my sister - I used my brand new hot glue gun and didn't burn myself once.  So there!

The Front:

The butterflies were cut from Cupcake Wrappers - believe it or not it's designed to be a cupcake topper! I inked the butterflies' edges with Soft Suede (Stampin' Up) and added a flower cut from Art Philosophy.  It's hard to go wrong with that cart, there are so many versatile images on it.

The Back:

I definitely feel like I'm in the zone.  It's been a good couple of weeks of crafting.  I'm excited to see what I can come up with next!

Paper:  Kraft Paper, DCWV Stripes, Plaids and Dots,  Coordinations Vintage Blue, Stampin' Up Natural White
Cartridges:  Paper Lace, Art Philosophy, Cupcake Wrappers
Other embellishments:  Ribbon (my stash), Pearls (my stash)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. Gorgeous card, Dayna! I love the diecuts and all the pearls! The flower and butterflies are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week!

  2. Dayna, this would be darling as a bag-topper, too. Really great work; thanks for inspiring!!

  3. Wow! Love that you carried the scheme on the back of the card too - brilliant as I sometimes forget to decorate that side ;). Love the blues and the greens together too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful card. Love all the bling it just makes it look so elegant.

  5. I am cruising through my G-Reader looking at blogs and I think "Ohhh I have to leave a comment on THAT blog; I really like that card!" So I click on it and say to myself "Of course you do that is one of Dayna's designs" I just love your style and creativeness.

  6. Beautiful card! I love the doily and all the pretty pearls. It looks so pretty! I adore the betterflies and the gorgeous flowers! Wow, you nailed it with the ribbon too:) Great job!
    Sherrie K

  7. So pretty, love the colors!

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying such sweet things about my layout in the cricut mag. You projects are really great too. I am now a follower and a fan. =)


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