Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #191

Good Morning!  How is everyone?  I'm doing well, another birthday this week.  Levi turns 14 on Wednesday.

I have been so anxious for today to get there - I made this card a week ago and am so pleased with the results, that I just have had the hardest time waiting to share it.

Soooo?  What do you think?  I think it is so pretty.  I hope you do, too.  Now, let me take you through details.  First of all, I made my own washi tape.  Nothing I had worked with the colors I chose to use.  Next is Jessi's beautiful, hand-crocheted mat.  She's sponsoring us this week and the winner gets 18 of her mats.  The stamps are from My Favorite Things (sentiment) and Papertrey Ink (circle of dots) and then I made the flowers following an idea that I found You Tube.

This shot shows you the pretty blooms and washi tape.  I made the washi tape using plain, ol' white tissue paper that I cut into strips and then ran through my Xyron 150 that was loaded with removable adhesive.  Then I stained the tissue using ink and an aquapainter.  I should have let it dry before stamping, but I didn't, so the images smeared a little - but in the end, I liked the look.  I hit with a hairdryer and placed it on my card.

I hope you play along with us this week.  Come on!  It's a great prize!!

Stamps/Ink:  Flower Silhouette (MFT), Borders & Corners Circle (PTI), Going Grey, Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red (SU!), Angel Pink, New Sprout (Memento)
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Elephant Safari (Raisin Boat), Old Olive (SU!)
Paper:  Sugared (Basic Grey)
Tools:  circle cutters (CM), corner rounder, white tissue paper, Xyron Create-a-Sticker w/repostionable adhesive, aquapainter, heart punch
Embellishments:  Crocheted Mat by Jessi Fogan, pearls

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jessi Fogan said...

Melissa, I LOVE IT! What a perfect card! And you made the washi tape? Awesome! And those little flowers are sweet :)

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the design and fab colours.xxx

Angela said...

So pretty, Melissa! I love all the layers...great way to showcase Jessi's handiwork!

Jenée said...

Beautiful card. You've showcased the doily to perfection. Those flowers are so lovely and add the perfect touch.

Laura said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa! It is just stunning! And how AWESOME that you made that Washi tape!?! Thanks for sharing how you did it - I want to give it a try!

Theresa said...

I just love this card. Wow what a beautiful sentiment. The colors are just fabulous.

Debbie said...

Wow! I was amazed at how well your washi matched your DP and now I know why! Wonderful!!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Melissa, this is so pretty..i like what you did with the sketch/crocheted mat.

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