July 13, 2010

{MTSC82 } Thank You for Your Friendship!

 Happy Tuesday, My Friends!

I'm back with yet another challenge card today and this one is for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge!   Isn't this a terrific layout?   Do I say that every week?  ;)

Once I figured out the dimensions to cut the designer paper, this card was super quick and easy to create!  You'll notice there is very little stitching on this one.  I felt like the background paper was "busy" enough and stitching would only take away from it.   But then, when it came to attaching the tag sentiment, I couldn't resist a little zigzag stitching around it.  : )

This is a standard 5-1/2 x 4-1/4" card with Soft Suede cardstock as the base.  This sunny chic designer paper is by Basic Grey.  It has a naturally distressed look to it, but I've added a little extra distressing around the edges with Versafine Vintage Sepia.  The big yellow "Squash Blossom" is from Imaginisce and the coordinating decorative center brad is from Basic Grey.  The inside is finished with a strip of the same designer paper and natural ivory cardstock.

I'm not so sure that my photos do this card justice.  It really is a bright and sunny creation! 

Now, let's see what Mercy's Muses have to inspire us this week!

Cindy Haffner ~ Cindy Haffner's Corner
Crystal Birr ~ The Messy Stamper
Jackie Pedro ~ The Scalloped Edge
Pam Varnell ~ The Stamping Addict
Julie Lacey ~ Stamps and Taxes!
Jessica Diedrich ~ The Whimsical Butterfly
Mercy Kerin ~ Lord Have Mercy {Queen Muse}
and a warm-hearted WELCOME to
our special July Guest Muse . . .
Peggy McCurry
from Artfull Journey

 I want to encourage you to play along with the challenge this week!  For all the details, please hop on over to Mercy' blog!  

 Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U!   

Quote for Today ~
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. ~George Bernard Shaw


Marisa said...

Great job with the sketch, Pam :D Love the big flower and fun button/brad in the middle. Hope to find time to play this week!

Sue from Oregon said...

so very pretty!

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is SO gorgeous, Pam! That flower is perfect and I really love that pretty paper you used w/ this awesome sketch!

Peggy said...

I can tell that this card is definitely a "looks better in person" card. I am going to have to have that DP!! Love your big flower set against the beautiful background!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous sample!! I love everything about it! I will get those images out to ya in a couple of days (things have been crazy around here ;)

Julie said...

Beautiful, Pam!! Love that gorgeous yellow flower!!

CreativeMish said...

Oh wow! This is one of my faves! SO yummy! I really love that Basic Grey paper. Very nice.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love it! I think I still have a few of those flowers left in my stash.

Lynn Put said...

What a gorgeous card! I love this big golden flower and decorative brad!