Friday, August 12, 2011

CSS Alumni Blog Hop "Sketch Time"

Welcome to another CSS Alumni Blog Hop! This time around, the hop is based on an Sketch Challenge. If you have arrived here from Deb's blog, you are in the right place, if not you should start over from StampTV.

Here is the beautiful sketch:


The sketch was created by Melissa Cash who is also celebrating her birthday today. We decided to surprise her and design birthday cards using her sketch! We wish you a wonderful birthday Melissa and here's the birthday card I came up with:
Birthday Wishes Card

Directions:
  • Make card base from Innocent Pink Cardstock.
  • Cut a panel from White Cardstock and Patterned Paper, ink all edges of PP. Mat together and straight and zig-zag stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment in Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.
  • Tie on Seam Binding Ribbon and create a double bow.
  • Stamp image on White Cardtsock in Worn Lipstick and add Aged Mahogany to the flower edges. Die-cut, emboss and stencil piece with Rectangle Nestabilities. Mat this piece with a bigger piece of Cranberry Tart Cardstock.
  • Adhere to card with foam tape.
  • Add stickles and pearls to flowers.
  • Add big Clear Rhinestones.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White, Innocent Pink, Cranberry Tart (Gina K. Designs)
  • Patterned Paper: Butterfly Garden (Pink paislee)
  • Stamps: Various Verses (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink: Worn Lipstick Distress, Aged Mahogany Distress, Tea Dye Distress (Ranger Industries)
  • Embellishments: Pearls, Start Dust Stickles, Clear Rhinestones, Seam Binding Ribbon (etsy)
  • Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sewing machine, Yellow thread, Sponges, Foam Tape, Scor-tape
All the products in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store.

Now head over to Jenny's blog and enjoy her awesome creation.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (August 16th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

Hope you like my card!
Have fun hopping!!

116 comments:

Lori said...

Beautiful Giovana!!

Cheri said...

So very, very lovely, Giovana.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Another beautiful creation, Giovana! Your stitching is always perfect and amazing!

Melissa Cash said...

Gorgeous card Giovana! I love, love that wrinkle ribbon, it is so pretty! Thank you for the birthday wishes! {{hugs}}

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just stunning as usual!

beneta said...

I like the vintage look of your bow. Thanks

joy said...

Beautiful card. Love the stitching and I am crazy about your bow!

lisa808 said...

Very pretty.

Carolina said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! Love the rhinestones and that ribbon is so yummy.

Miesje said...

This is an awesome card! That ribbon is amazing. Love everything about it.

alex said...

Absolutely beautiful, I just think your card is a work of art, love what you have done with the flowers

Kay S said...

Wow! That is beautiful! Love how you did the floors with the bit of sparkle.

pamselinski said...

I love it. Well I have to say I usually fall in love with all your creations. All the little extras on this card says so such. They really make a strong statement. Gorgeous card.

Barbara Colbert said...

This is a beauty!

sally said...

I like the technique of adding a second color to the edges of the stamp. Great Card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I swear Giovana, no one has perfected the sponging over stitching like you have, every card is always so breath-taking! I love the darker edges of the pretty sillhouette daisies and the touch of sparkle you added as well.

Deb said...

Stunning, Giovanna! I love this soft color combination, and your beautiful bow!

peggy wainman said...

So delicate and gorgeous!

Lynn B. said...

WOW! The aged mahogany on the edges of the petals and leaves adds SUCH depth to the image. Amazing! And love the stickles on the image too. Wrinkled ribbon too!Perfection!

ksval1956 said...

Such a lovely card - love the muted colors and sparkly touch on the flowers. Wonderful job!

Aman said...

So beautiful! I love the effect of the seam binding ribbon! It's so rustic and shabby chic! Plus, I saw that you got it on Etsy, which is a great place to buy ribbon.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the pearl centers for the flowers!!

Kary said...

Hi Giovana! This is another awesome card!! Just have to tell you I really adore ALL your cards. The sewing is perfect and the darker ink around the stamped image really makes it pop. Great job!!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

OMG! Your card is so soft and sweet! I love the touches of bling!

Melanie said...

love the sparkle and burgundy around the edges of those flowers!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

So pretty, Giovana, with those sparkly flowers and pearl centers.

Jennie said...

So pretty Giovana and love the sparkle :)

Firenze said...

Oh my. So pretty. So elegant. TFS
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Sue Bridges said...

Such a beautiful card! Outstanding!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS, as always Giovanna! Your stitching is impecable!

Payne Holler Cards said...

always so lovely - love your sewing and bow...

Lisa G said...

Beautiful card. Love the stitching and the flower centers.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Beautiful card!

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Love the way the flowers are colored in - awesome! I must get me some of that crinkly seam binding ribbon, such a great shabby chic touch!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

gorgeous card! love that ribbon!

Sharon said...

Such a pretty card!

Diana said...

Very soft and delicate colors and I love the stitching - makes the focal layer just "pop"
Thanks

CraftyRia said...

That is a very pretty card!

Lisa said...

Love the color and sparkle on this card. So crisp and clean!

carrie said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the layers and your presentation of the flowers.

scootingranny said...

Very beautiful, soft colors. Love the bling and the ribbon

Sharie said...

Hello Giovana,
I am new to your blog..love this card. The way you added aged mahogany to the tips makes it look like the flowers are die cut and there is a lovely pink sparkly paper behind it.. awesome effect.. love your blog.. thanks for sharing

Regina said...

Your card is so beautiful, full of elegance and feminine details...very classy!

rondanoh said...

Pretty in pink and just right with the gems love this...

jazy1m said...

So in love with your card, the colors are awesome. Love your take on the card. Thanks for sharing.

Lynnette said...

Stunning Giovana xxx

crotnem said...

Love your art!!!

Jan said...

Lovely card.

Joan said...

Great card, love the stitching & bling.

Peggy Jean said...

awesome, awesome as always what more can I say your cards are always perfect.

Lori Kompa said...

Ok so first LOVE the MUSIC! Third day is one of my favorite worship bands. Secondly beautiful card. You are definately BLESSED with great talent! Thanks. Lori

Golda said...

That is a beautiful birthday card. I love how you inked the flowers and that bow is lovely.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful card. Love all the pinks and the stitching. Very pretty image and love how you touched the edges with the darker ink.

Carol said...

Beautiful card! I love the design and the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Jill said...

Beautiful card! I love the way you did the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing.

Barbara Bryant said...

You are so talented Love this one, you jumped started my creative juices going

NJMullins said...

Great card- so soft and charming

Theresa Lee said...

Beautiful card! I love the stitchwork you did on this!

Pigpen said...

A lovely combo of techniques and extra touches!

sghay said...

Very pretty!

Dee said...

Stunning! Love colors and embellishments. Lovely...

mary said...

Love this card! Thanks

Linda said...

Oh my. This card is absolutely beautiful. I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Kris said...

Love the sparkle and shine! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

naneruth said...

Oh those sparkly flowers! Nice card.

Melanie said...

An awesome card in its simplicity. Love that seam binding.

scrappinmommom said...

What a nice card and love that bling!

ddlady said...

Beautiful in pink. Love the sparkle!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Giovana, that card is gorgeous...a simplicity to it but so elegant in design.

ntsisterz said...

Great design and lovely colors.

1jmass said...

Simply gorgeous.

Vickie Merrick said...

So-oh pretty! Love everything about your card!! Thanks for the mini tutorial, too!!!

Gayle said...

Another very pretty card, Giovana, your stitching is always perfect.

Arlene said...

Very pretty card. I love your colors and the added touch of stiching that you did. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.

pqueenie said...

Just adore this card. The colors are great and so is the flower.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful

Wendy Hart said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!

mjensen602 said...

Beautiful card...lovely colors and bling!

Barb said...

love, love, love this gorgeous card.

Jennipher Lowery said...

What a vision in pink! Love it.

Donna said...

Giovana, stunnning card, absolutely gorgeous,my favorite one so far, I love your work.
So rich looking, love the touch of sparkle in your flowers. Your stitching looks perfect and the PP is just right as well as the ink you distressed with, just love the whole thing, can you tell! :)
Thanks so much for sharing.
Donna

Die Cut Lady said...

Love the pink and cool way you did the flowers!

janice moss said...

Gorgeous Giovanna! Love your style!

sprgstn16 said...

Love this card! So pretty. :)

sandi said...

THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS WOW, LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CARD. (LOVE YOUR MUSIC) THANK YOU FOR SHARING

The Road to Creativity said...

very nice!

Aixa M. said...

Gorgeous, as always! Very elegant.

Andrene said...

Awesome job!!! Thanks for sharing.

jean w. said...

Gorgeous card!

Monica said...

Your cards are always beautiful and so inspiring! Love the colors!

Sonia said...

I love your card! I like to have layers and ribbons on my cards- and a touch of glitz- so this card has it all!!!

Deb H. said...

Beautiful card. I like the colors and the stitching.

Christine from FL said...

Gorgeous as always!

Bertha W said...

Beautiful soft colors! Thanks for sharing!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the stitching and the bling. Thanks

Sylvia said...

Lovely card Giovana, always love your work.

Janeen said...

what a delicate card and perfect stitching.

Gee S. said...

The Stickles add such pizazz, and I love the color scheme you chose.

Valerie said...

Thanks for leaving your instructions, its always helpful to follow how you made your card. Lovely!

Cynthia said...

Lovely! I really like the stitching and sparkle.

joanieg said...

Another gorgeous creation! You never fail to inspire me. Once again my thanks.

Betty Neville said...

Amazing card Giovana! Beautifully done!

ecclesp said...

Really beautiful? The burgundy really jumps out. Great card.

Tami said...

Beautiful card, I love the way you showcased the floral image, very unique!

Marsha said...

Gorgeous. Love everything about this card - the colors, stitching, sparkle, dimension. Love it.

Nancy said...

Very soft and pretty card.

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

love your pretty bow

BuzzyBee said...

Beautiful card.

Chris said...

Beautiful Card!

Debbie Bradford said...

As always, your card is gorgeous. I like your use o the sketch.

Brenda said...

I always wonder what to do with those larger gems. Bold mix of pearls and sparkle.

Debbie Rogers said...

Soft and Stunning as always Giovana!

Barbara Hale said...

Your card is drop dead gorgeous!

Karen B said...

My Favorite - great card.

stamper said...

Very pretty.

 
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