Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Wow, I can't believe a week has gone by since my last post...last week was crazy for me, for some reason...I even made a card for the My Mind's Eye blog challenge and got too busy to enter it into the contest! :( Oh well, life happens sometimes. Now I'm cranking out cards left & right for card orders - graduation, birthdays, and soon, Father's Day...but this one is a special, once-a-year one...for MY anniversary! On Thursday I will have been married to my lovely husband for 9 years. I hope it isn't sacreligious that I did this, but I'm killing three birds with one stone - The Play Date Cafe Challenge, the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge AND an anniversary card for my hubby! (We're going out to dinner tomorrow night to a fun & fancy place)

So here are the Play Date Cafe colors for this week: (nice for a masculine card, I thought)

And here is the Waltzingmouse sketch...(a bit challenging for me!)

And here is what I came up with:


I started with Papertrey's Guidelines Impression Plate and stamp set for the background, and made the circles from PTI's Sweet Love set. I did some sponging on the background to get a more "vintage carpet" feel...finished up with a sentiment from Simple Sentiments (also PTI) and a little grosgrain ribbon under a double banner die cut. Quite time consuming, this sketch, I must say, but fun nonetheless, like card making always is! :) I'll be back later this evening with some teacher thank you cards and the first of my graduation cards. Hopefully I'll get a lot more posts in this week than last week!

Supply list:

Cardstock: Aqua Mist (PTI); Brown Bag (CTMH); So Saffron, Close to Cocoa (SU); other textured turquoise (DCWV)
Patterned Paper:
Stamp Set(s): Guidelines, Sweet Love, Simple Sentiments (PTI);
Ink/Colorants: Brown Bag (CTMH); Chocolate Chip (SU); Yellow Cadmium, Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, Dark Brown (Colorbox Chalk Ink)
Embellishments: Desert Sand organdy ribbon (CTMH)
Tools: Guidelines impression plate, Double-Ended Banner die (PTI); 1" and 1-1/4" circle punches (EK Success)


  1. Rachel this is a great use of the colour scheme this week! Fantastic masculine feel, great stamping. Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

  2. Love the design. Love how you've used the colors :) Just love it to pieces!! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. Super fun, Rachel! Great take on both the sketch and our color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. LOVE this--love the sketch and how you highlighted some of the circles with the blue! LOVE it:) Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

  5. Lovely card Rachel, Great way to high light some of the elements by using dimension. I might have to play along for the first time with this sketch too :)
    Jenny x

  6. A lovely card Rachel. I'm sorry, but I had to delete your link from the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge as it doesn't contain any WMS images (according to the rules). I love your creativity, and hope that this won't discourage you from playing in the future. You do lovely work!