Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Card Patterns #128


Card Patterns' sketches are the BEST, aren't they? Here is this week's above, and below is my interpretation (it's mirror imaged):


And here's the inside. The picture is funky, but I'm adding it anyway :-):


This is a birthday card for a friend who has had a rough year. She loves burgundy and green, so this should be right up her alley. :-) Did you notice the scallops made out of vintage book print? I have been on the lookout for a suitably "vintage" looking used book, something whose typeface doesn't look modern, and whose pages do look old. Finally, I found something at Goodwill! It's an old children's paperback on fairies, and I think it'll do just fine for adding that vintage touch! (I also finally picked up a pair of jeans while at the thrift store, to rip to make denim "ribbon." Now to just take the plunge and rip into a pair of perfectly good jeans, LOL! Thank you to Renee for this idea!)

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--Giga Guidelines, Make a Wish, Fancy Flourishes
Paper: PTI--Fine Linen, K & Co.--McKenna; stash
Ink: Watermark, Ranger--Old Paper Distress Ink; E.P.--Filigree Clear
Other: Ribbon--Michaels; Flower--Recollections; Gold Pearls--Recollections; Die--PTI Small Scalloped Border

9 comments:

I'm Renee said...

Aahhh!!! It's fabulous!
I love those bookprint scallops!!
Your friend is truly going to love this...
it's gorgeous! :)
But the denim ribbon idea came from Nichole Heady...
she's so good at coming up with ideas for using everyday things...
but I will accept credit for suggesting the Goodwill as a great place to pick some up...
*giggle*
And BOOKS!
OMG!!!
They can rock some books there too...
found an unread early print of HP and the Sorcerer's Stone at one...
so many I can't even begin to name!! :)

Mad for Paper said...

Hi Jill,
Love your card. The mix of papers is great. I am sure it will help cheer your friend up.
Ang

Lisa V. said...

Jill, this card is sure to put a smile on your friends face. I love the combination of colors (her favorite) and the patterns. Congrats on your finds. I look forward to seeing some of the creations here.

Lindsay said...

Lovely lovely Jill! That embossed sentiment really pops and the striped pp is fabulous! Great card girl!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful! Great take on the card sketch challenge and love the colors you have pulled together for this.

Lisa said...

Oh Jill the colors in this is fabulous! Beuatiful card!

Michelle Philippi said...

Oh gosh, Jillie Loo Hoo, this is GORGEOUS. I get my vintage books at the antique shop too...love them...love the smell too...and using them on cards of course ;) This is just...man...beauty....and with that embossed gold...makes me wish I was an embosser...but glad you are!

TesaB said...

Wow! It's a beauty!!! Love the bold red and elegant embossed gold. Awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week!

Karen C. said...

Beautiful card, Jill. The colourful paper and the book print scallops are a great combination. Love gold embossed sentiments - it really makes this a special card.