Sunday, April 1, 2012

Celebrate your day - retro sketches #5

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I'm playing along at retro sketches #5 with this card.  They are a new challenge blog.  I'm thinking they'll be around for a long time, because they have GREAT sketches!

Take a look at this weeks sketch challenge ~

And my card ~

I went kind of vintage/shabby with this card.  The woven trim and the buttons are part of a stash that I bought at an estate auction.  You'd be surprised what you can find at auctions.  IF you have the patience to wait for hours, sometimes!  This time it was worth it :)
I used Papertrey Ink dies for the butterfly and the round elements.  I layered card stock under each one to give me a thicker embellishment.  I'll list my supplies below.

Thanks so much for taking a look!

What's in it?
card stock: pool party, blushing bride (Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: lost & found - market street 6 x 6 pad (My Mind's Eye)
ink: onyx black (Versafine)
stamps: signature greetings (Papertrey Ink)
other: love lives here die collection (PTI), buttons and woven trim from an estate auction


  1. Oh man, you're on a roll today! This is beautiful too! I love these sketches as well, but I think this week I am going to run out of time. I wish we could go to an auction together---I love them too!

  2. Hi Susie, Wow this is sooooo pretty!!! LOVE the thick heart and butterfly embellies! So glad you joined us this week at RetroSketches!

  3. So sweet Susie! Love that gorgeous lace and that sweet cut out heart!

  4. Super sweet Susie. Love this card

  5. Lovely feminine, frilly card, Susie. The lace and the dp look great together. I am especially fond of the butterfly, I think he escaped from my garden!

  6. What a lovely card! All of the elements you've used are so pretty together!!

  7. Susie this is gorgeous! I love that trim you used! SO pretty! So glad you played along with Retro Sketches this week!

  8. Susie, I love the papers you chose, and your embellishments are so pretty and love em! Great card!


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