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Friday, August 27, 2010

2S4Y - Laura's Sketch #59

Playing in the  2S4Y sketch challenge this week using Laura's sketch #59.


I am in need of a few more Christmas cards for a class which means I had  all my wonderful Memory Box stamps and papers out on my desk. So while I was playing with the sketch I used them to create my two different cards based on this sketch. 

The first one I was inspired to do also fits a post over on the PaperCrafts blog to use pleats. I thought I was being so clever in creating pleats in my paper. But I must have seen it in the October issue and it stuck in the back of my brain. :)

The pleats were my inspiration to the segments on the bottom of the sketch. I took me three tries to get the pleating right. :)

But I love the effect and definitely going to try it again.  It reminds be of a skirt. :)

The paper is Memory Box Poinsettia Fields. The Birds are from Maya Road and they are painted with Adirondack Paint Dauber from Ranger and then stamped with the beautiful Memory Box Elemental Damask (C1390).  The branch is from Memory Box E1036 Blossom Branch. The sentiment is from Memory Box B1385 Heaven Sings and one of my favorites!

The second card started with a beautiful brayered background using Rangers Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord. After they were brayered on a larger piece of white cardstock I stamped three times the Memory Box Snowy Branches E1419 using versamark watermark ink. They are embossed using this wonderful Ranger Embossing Powder called Silver. What I love about it and you can't see it in the picture is that it has a silver metal base but it has flecks of silver glitter in it. And when you heat emboss it you still can see the glitter. I have a few other glitter embossing powders where when you heat it you can't see any glitter when you are done just lumpy embossing powder.  Love this embossing powder.


The snowflakes are punched after I stamped the Peace Collage on white cardstock using versamark and the same embossing powder heated up.  The punches are Martha Stewart and EK Success.

Thanks for stopping by....

Suzz

37 comments:

  1. Oh wow, beautiful cards today, Sue! The pleating is wonderful, and love those birds and lace you added. And the purple snowflake one is magical!

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  2. THUD! The pleats are just stunning Sue! Love the blue one too - the silver embossed trees with the added snowflakes are just wonderful.

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  3. You my dear are an amazing arteest! and a very patient one at that, what beautiful work, I now have coffee droll running down the front of my shirt! WOW GF!

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  4. It never fails that I oooh and ahhh at your cards. I think you should send me that purple snowflake card because I can't stop staring at it. It is so stunning. Amazing work!

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  5. Love LOVE the pleated card! Such a clever touch and it makes a perfect little faux fence for the birdies. I haven't tried brayering with ink yet but you did a great job on the snow flake card. Very pretty. Love 'em!

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  6. that pleated card is so beautiful!!

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  7. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  8. Wow...Wow....those are Gorgeous,Sue!

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  9. How gorgeous!! And what a coincidence, just this morning I ordered that paper pad for Christmas from Memory box.. You made a delicious card with it and I also love your second card - just beautiful!

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  10. Oh wow! i'm totally in awe! Both are wonderful, I can't even say which one I like best! Although the 2nd one is simply amazing!

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  11. Add another "wow" from me, Suzz! Such a treat to see two of your cards today! Gorgeous pleating on the first one. . .what a special way to dress up a card! The purple one is fabulous too! Love!!

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  12. These are BOTH gorgeous, Sue, but I especially love the pleats.. FABULOUS!!

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  13. STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just adore that pleated card! Thanks for linking it up!
    Hugs,
    Maren

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  14. Both cards are just beautiful.. I just love those pleates.
    Hope you are having a wonderful day! Hugs, Linda

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  15. Gosh, these are all so pretty and love what you did with the pleating! The birds are a just the sweetest touch!

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  16. Wow, i love the pleating you have done, it must have taken ages!! Such a pretty effect :) The wintery card is beautiful also.

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  17. Over the top design with the pleats, stunning!!!!

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  18. You never cease to amaze me...absolutely stunning !
    Magnifique !!!

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  19. These are just gorgeous Suzz. Itried paper pleating myself last year and had what can only be described as a major disaster... this means that I fully apprecitae how difficult a feat you have pulled off with this little beauty! Jo x

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  20. WOW... stunning cards, Sue!! I adore your cards, you are amazing!!

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  21. These are the most beautiful cards Suzz. Love those neat little pleats and the birds are really sweet. The purple and silver on the second one is stunning and I do so love the sentiments you use.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  22. Both are beautiful and exquisite! Love them!! And yes, resist is futile..I can't resist on commenting on your gorgeous cards even though I have tons of laundry to do (LOL)!

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  23. These are beautiful. I especially love the first card with the pleats, lace, and sweet little birds. :)

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  24. You are amazing! I love these cards. The first one with the pleats is incredible and the snowflakes and bow on the second one is simply gorgeous!

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  25. I am LOVING the pleats! What a STUNNING card!!

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  26. What a great pleats card.. I bet that would work if you used fabric too.. That is a lot of folding and scoring but well worth it.. Great job.

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  27. These are both absolutely terrific! Great work!

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  28. WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! picking up my jaw from the floor... both cards are gorgeous and elegant, Sue!! love the pleat on the first one and LOOOOOOOVE a purple Christmas card!! YUM! =) have a happy weekend!!

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  29. Love, love, LOVE the lace with the pleats! And the purple on the second card is soooo rich!

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  30. very neat!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sandra

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  31. Oh Suzanne both these cards are adorable..I love the creative pleats it looks wonderful and great choice of DP to compliment it... I love the purple snowflakes with all the embossing done to the branches.. Beautiful!!

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  32. OH MY---OH MY---I am not even going to try to explain how beautiful these cards are! WINNERS! LOVE them--the first one just....oh! And that snowflake in purple....LUSH! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:)

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  33. OMGoodness, Sue! These are absolutely STUNNING!!! I have GOT to work out my play date time with you and Lisa so I can have your creativity rub off on me!

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  34. BOTH are beautiful cards Sue! But I LOVE the elegance of the second one! Very pretty :)

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  35. Beautiful cards! I love all the pleats on the first one!

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  36. I love the purple card with the silver embossing, so striking!

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