Saturday, August 6, 2011

My First Guest Designer Spot!

Saturday, August 6, 2011
I'm so excited to share with you that I'm the Guest Designer at the Card Patterns blog this week!  THIS card was chosen as the winner for Sketch #124 at Card Patterns.  You can click HERE to see my feature on CP this week, along with a short bio and photo.

Take a look at Card Patterns Sketch #127!  You could do so much with this layout...I had several ideas right away.

And, this is my take on the sketch.

As soon as I received this sketch from the DT at Card Patterns, I knew that I wanted to use a doily die for the round panel in the layout.  I used my Parisian Doily die from PTI (love it).  I bought a pack of patterned paper recently, that I've been wanting to cut into.  Well, that's where my swirled background panel came from.  Also, I fussy cut the focal image from that same pack.  There were a lot of images to choose from, but I thought she fit my card perfectly, and the colors were just right.  I added a tiny gem to her earring and a bit of stickles to the bow at her waist, then popped her on the panel with some foam dots. The bit of vintage lace is some that I bought at an estate auction.

The 4th photo is a shot of the inside of the card.  I just had to use another piece from that same pack of papers.  I added a sentiment at the left side, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get it at the same angle as the images on the paper.  The size of the finished card is 6 1/4" x 4 1/4".
I really had a lot of fun with this card.  A big Thank You to the DT at Card Pattens for giving me the chance to be Guest Designer this week!!!

Card stock: cajun craze, early espresso, naturals ivory (all Stampin' Up!)
Patterned paper: lady couture stack (DCWV)
Ink: early espresso (SU)
Stamps: sew lovely (Lawn Fawn), on your birthday (SU)
Dies: parisian doily (Papertrey Ink), std circles lg (Spellbinders)
Other: lace from an estate sale, glimmer brads (SU), 1 clear gem from my stash, distress stickles in scattered straw (Ranger), Stamp-a-ma-jig, scor-tape, adhesive foam dots


  1. Congrats on your guest design spot Susie! Your card is Beautiful!

  2. How wonderful, Congrats on your guest designer spot! Love the card you created, it is so well balanced and has such an elegant feel. I love it!

  3. Such a classy image. Lovely card! ;)

  4. Ooooo! Love this fun card! Your cards are beautiful!!


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