Saturday, April 14, 2012

Card Patterns sketch #161 - Bundle of Joy

Time for another fun Card Patterns sketch! This week we are sponsored by Clear & Simple Stamps and the DT got to play with some newly released stamps. My set Special Bundle has very cute welcome baby images and a lot of sentiments. I particularly like that the sentiments are small, since I prefer small sentiments over large ones. Here’s the sketch designed by Tracy:

Here’s my card:

I stamped the bird with Archival Ink French Ultramarine and the legs with Versafine Onyx Black. Then I stamped the text repeatedly over the background using Malted Milk ink. The basket was stamped on patterned paper, cut out and mounted with foam adhesive. The frame was stamped on patterned paper and the sentiment stamped inside with the blue ink. The doily was misted with Stormy Sky reinker, Perfect Pearls and water.

For the background I cut two pieces of printed kraft paper diagonally and then applied gesso on top through a stencil. I got it a bit too thick in places, but decided to use it anyway.

I even found a tiny clothes’ peg in my stash, same as on the sketch and fitting well with the baby theme.

Thank you for looking! I hope you can play along with us this week, check out all the DT cards here.

Supplies: Clear & Simple stamps Special Bundle; Archival Ink French Ultramarine; Jenni Bowlin Ink Malted Milk; Distress Ink Stormy Sky reinker; Perfect Pearls; Versafine Onyx Black; BasixGrey and MME patterned papers; The Crafter’s Workshop mini Cherry Blossoms stencil; doily; DMC embroidery floss; gesso; twine.


  1. SUPER leuke kaart. Heel mooi. Groetjes

  2. Beautiful card. I love the doily and the textures you achieved here Anna-Karin. ;)

  3. Ooh, I love the color scheme- great card :)


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