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Saturday, 21 March 2009

365 Cards day 12 & Stampin Chic Sketch

I am loving black and white at the moment, mainly because of the new papers from Clare Curd at Papermania. There are just so many to choose from in the big pad and there are the positive and negative too.

I have used the sketch # 2 on Clare's challenge site Stampin Chic which I have rotated to suit the word art that I had already printed. The theme is from Day 12 at 365 Cards to make a card for the big move.

The wordart is by Bethany Harty. I think this may have been one that she designed for Scrap Orchard as I can't see it on her blog. It is a fabulous resource and Bethany is always producing great WA to use. She has a great blog and a really chatty style, I subscribe to it and never miss a post. Big up respect Bethany, you are wonderful :) I did a bit of doodling around the edge as it looked a bit stark, do you like my little question marks ?

The 'ribbon' is just a scrap of paper with some penmanship around the edge. The house is a die cut that I drew around on glossy black card. I only wanted a basic outline so this was perfect for me. I added some white gel pen and a heart from my stash, if you cherish your home it should have a heart in it I think. I was in 2 minds about whether I should make this heart red or not, I wasn't sure if it would be too bright. If you leave a comment I would ne grateful to know what you would do, I'm never sure and went for the safe option I think. Maybe the red would have been a bit more daring ?

The cute little key I am most proud of. It is a little printed key with Rangers Glossy Accents on it and a little silver jump ring. I was going to add a tag but I think it would have overpowered it so left it without.

5 comments:

~amy~ said...

Super FABulous card...I love the key!!! thanks for joining the Thursday Challenge!!

Sarn loves choc said...

Just FAB x

Clare said...

Hi Mandy,

Gorgeous use of the sketch, love the large letters you have used. Thanks for joining in the fun. Love, Clare x

Claire said...

Great card! Looks good this way round! Claire xx

Clare said...

Hi Mandy!

Just wanted to give you the good news that you have won this weeks sketch challenge over on the stampin' chic blog. Could you please visit the blog and let me know your postal address using the contact me button? Congrats! Love, Clare x