Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Graphicat Sketch 8 (Holy Freak! I actually made an inside of a card!!)

I'm late again! lol It's becoming ever so clear that I can't participate in life and read the Hunger Games series at the same time!! Have you all read it?! Holy smack it's soooooo good!! If you haven't read it, go and get it!! But be prepared to neglect your house, your kids and all crafty activities! 

Anyway, onto the sketch! I just love the folds in this one! 

I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day. I just recently got a few new crafty things and I was excited to get to use them right away!! The punched borders were made with the new punches from American Crafts, not too sure what they're called, but they're the ones that you only need one "puncher" and you can interchange the designs to punch. I'm not too sure how I like it yet. There's a glitch that they have to work out and once they do, I think they'll be awesome. I definitely like the space they save!

I also used my new nesting doilies from Lifestyle crafts (loooooove them!!!) and my new Sizzix butterfly edge die. I've been humming and hawing over this one since it came out, not sure if I should get it because I mostly scrap my boys and I've been trying to get only things I will really use...but my love of butterflies won out and it's now part of my crafty arsenal ;)

The image is actually from a calendar I bought last year and I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of it because the pictures are so pretty! I new I could use them for something crafty, and I'm really glad I kept it! The butterfly is a Prima resist canvas with a cute little stick pin from Maya Road.

My mom has a sarcastic sense of humour so I knew she'd really love this sentiment from Graphicat Designs. I have this sentiment in a digi, but it also comes in clear, and I love it so much I just had to have it in clear so I could stamp it in different colours! 

I made the background paper with various Distress Inks and a Hero arts stamp that I dropped randomly onto the paper afterwards :)

Alright! Now it's your turn! Get over to Graphicat Sketches and check out all the other DT's fab inspiration, then get crafty and link up your creation for a chance to win 5 digis of your choice from Graphicat Designs!! Last month we only had 1 entry, so get over there and enter!!

I'm leaving for Vegas for 5 days with my mom and sister tomorrow, so I won't be kickin around here, but I'll be back with lots of photos to scrap!! I'm soooo excited!!! I'm not used to the hot weather either, so I'm hoping to get a fab tan there too!! 

Have you been to Vegas? What's your fav thing to do there??

Challenges: Scrapfit: use a doily


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I read the series in one weekend... so I totally GET YOU!!! lol!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee your card!! LOVING the colors, the distressed paper and loving the butterfly!!!

Lynnda said...

I do have the books... but yet to start... HAH... Love your card... its wonderful!! Very artistic as well... hugs...xoxo

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous - love the colours, layers and that lady - so much detail and a fabulous edge and centre too! Well done. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

Sandra Mathis said...

Stunning card!!! Love all your dies, and the sentiment is awesome! - Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious' "Anything Goes" Challenge.


Tracey Sabella said...

Amazing card!! Love all the gorgeous layers and butterfly edge. The die cut doily is so pretty too! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings


wendipooh13 said...

wow!!! Very cool, love all the details inside and out!! LOVE how you worked that doily!!! thanks sooo much for working out with us at ScrapFIT!!!!