March 6, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch #4 and Pink Elephant #4

This weeks Card Patterns Sketch #4 and Pink Elephant challenge #4 got me thinking. "How about you create a card that your nephew, who is 18, would maybe buy Erika". So I decided to get my "that rocks" mojo going. Here is the sketch First I decided on a pretty trendy color palette. For the card I used Real Red and Black Linen CS. The paper is from the Rockabilly designer paper series. After seriously distressing the edges of the red, I then added the black linen on top. For the side it was the red skulls and polka dots. A girl has gotta stay girlie ya know.
Now back to the black Linen. I used a flourish stamp from the Autumn leaves Flourishes II set. Stamped it with a opalite ink, then drew over the ink with a black marker (the type that looks like an embossing job has been done). Now those flourishes weren't showing up as much as I wanted them to, so i took my snow cap white ink and sponged it over the black. Taking a baby wipe to get rid of the white that was on top of the flourishes. Well well those flourishes went KAPOW!! Perfect. So all I have left is the ovals.
For the ovals on the opposite side, I used 3 different spellbinders ovals, of the 3, I turned one on it's side. Then I have this great ribbon in, you guessed it, polka dots, that had to find a home on this card. Made some slits on the ovals and tied a knot with the ribbon. As well as put a piece across the card. The little Hello tag and the heart tag were from a little pack of acetate die cuts from valentine. I used a white souffle pen to give that Hello a little more light. I think this card is definitely ROCKIN!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Don't forget to enter my blog candy give away. Just scroll down to find the post. Hope you all have a great day and
Happy Crafting


  1. Ohhh...I really like this!! TRENDY!!

    Thanks for playing at TPE!!! ~Lori R

  2. Oh I love your card, the color combo rocks :)

  3. Cute card Erika! Love what you did with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us.

  4. I loved reading about all of the fun techiques you have used on your card, wow, so much work! Your card is gorgeous, well done!

  5. this card is so cute.....I love that paper! :o)

  6. You've used lots of detail and ended up with a very 'funky' card, i love it!
    Glad you could join us at TPE this week :)

    carol x

  7. Great card! Don't you just love it when you experiment and play and get great results?!?! Thanks for joining us at TPE this week!

  8. You really did make those swirls pop - really brilliant effect.
    Thanks for entering the Pink Elephant challenge - hope you'll be back with us again on MOnday.

    Ann xxx

  9. What a fun and hip card!!

    Thanks for sharing and playing along at TPE!!



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