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:

  1. So very, very lovely, Giovana.

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

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

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  4. I like the vintage look of your bow. Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. 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.

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

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  14. 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!

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

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  16. 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.

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  17. Beautiful - love the pearl centers for the flowers!!

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  18. 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!!

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

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

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

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  22. So pretty Giovana and love the sparkle :)

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

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  24. Such a beautiful card! Outstanding!

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  25. GORGEOUS, as always Giovanna! Your stitching is impecable!

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

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  27. Beautiful card. Love the stitching and the flower centers.

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  28. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  33. 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

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

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

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

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  37. Great card, love the stitching & bling.

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

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  39. 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

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

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

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  42. Beautiful card! I love the design and the colors!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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

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  45. Great card- so soft and charming

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

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  47. A lovely combo of techniques and extra touches!

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  48. Stunning! Love colors and embellishments. Lovely...

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

    Linda D.

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  50. Love the sparkle and shine! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  51. Oh those sparkly flowers! Nice card.

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

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  53. What a nice card and love that bling!

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  54. Beautiful in pink. Love the sparkle!!!

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

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  56. Great design and lovely colors.

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

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

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

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

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  61. Beautiful card...lovely colors and bling!

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  62. love, love, love this gorgeous card.

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  63. 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

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  64. Love the pink and cool way you did the flowers!

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  65. Gorgeous Giovanna! Love your style!

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

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  67. Gorgeous, as always! Very elegant.

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  68. Awesome job!!! Thanks for sharing.

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

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  70. 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!!!

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  71. Beautiful card. I like the colors and the stitching.

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  72. Beautiful soft colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Love the stitching and the bling. Thanks

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  74. Lovely card Giovana, always love your work.

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  75. what a delicate card and perfect stitching.

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

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

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  78. Lovely! I really like the stitching and sparkle.

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

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  80. Amazing card Giovana! Beautifully done!

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

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

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

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

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

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  86. Soft and Stunning as always Giovana!

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