Thursday, August 7, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch #163

Deconstructed Sketch #163 close-up by Tammy Hershberger
Jen has another great Deconstructed Sketch for us this week!  There are several great layers to give you lots of options in your design!  Check it out…
I just LOVE the cluster of flowers and the basket in the LJD Easter Bunny stamp set, so I decided to pull it out for my card this week…
Deconstructed Sketch #163 by Tammy Hershberger
I started out with some white embossing paste and the Small Brick Wall stencil on the Sno Cone card stock background.  When the paste dried, I sponged some Sno Cone hybrid ink over the bricks to tone down the white a little, and sponged some Antique Linen distress ink around the edges, as well.  For the flowers, I stamped the leaves in Sour Apple hybrid ink,
and the flowers in Insulation Pink hybrid ink, with Brick Red hybrid ink centers.  Then I used some Copic markers to add accent to the leaves and the flower centers, and toned it down a little by sponging Antique Linen ink around the outer edges.  The basket was stamped on Kraft card stock with Natural hybrid ink.  The sentiment from LJD Blissful Butterflies was stamped in Timber Green hybrid ink on blush card stock cut with the Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX.  In the background I added a Timber Green card stock panel stamped with the BG Romantic Script background, and a Grout Gray card stock panel stamped with the BG Diagonal Stripes background in Grout Gray hybrid ink.  My card base is Sno Cone card stock layered with a piece of Blu Raspberry card stock.  I finished the card with some sequins, and seam binding ribbon flag, and a blush card stock flag cut from Blueprints 13.
By the way, I did find the seam binding to be just a little too flimsy to serve as a flag on my card.  So here’s a trick I used to make it a little sturdier…
seam binding tape trick
I added a 1/2” wide piece of Scor-Tape to the back of the seam binding, but didn’t remove the paper backing.  This gave the seam binding just a little extra body to serve as a ribbon tab!  :)
Be sure to stop over at Jen’s blog for all the Deconstructed Sketch details and join us!  And for more inspiration, be sure to visit these team members!

Here are my supplies…

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted…
Stamps:  LJD Easter Bunny, BG Diagonal Stripes background, BG Romantic Script background, LJD Blissful Butterflies
Card stock:  Sno Cone card stock, Timber Green card stock, Blu Raspberry card stock, Grout Gray card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock; blush card stock (unknown)
Inks:  Sno Cone hybrid ink, Timber Green hybrid ink, Insulation Pink hybrid ink, Brick Red hybrid ink, Grout Gray hybrid ink; Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Dies/Stencils:  LJD Easter Bunny Die-Namics, Blueprints 2, Blueprints 11, Blueprints 13, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Small Brick Wall stencil
Accessories:  white embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi), sequins (Cartwrights), seam binding (Etsy)
I know it’s been a crazy busy week here on my blog with a lot of posts, and I thank you for coming back each day to see what I’ve made!  Your comments are always greatly appreciated!


Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous card, Tammy! Love all the texture...and great tip on how to use seam binding!

Lynn McAuley said...

A breath-taking beauty, Tammy! I love the gentle colors you have chosen for this amazing design!

Jen Shults said...

This is just beautiful Tammy! Love that texture and the amazing stamping you did for those flowers! Wow!!

Fairy Cardmaker, Lisa said...

Love the soft colours on this card. The brick wall - both in texture and in colour - really makes the card!