Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cardabilities DT Reveal Sketch #27

Hi friends,
'Tis the Ides of March, but that's good news cuz that means it's time for another brand spankin' new Cardabilities sketch reveal!
Here's sketch #27 by the sketch master Karan Gerber:
Here's my card: (two ways :)

I went for a vintage meets romantic a la shabby chic feel. The first card is the one at the Cardabilities blog, but I decided to make my own flower & make it even more romantic by adding pearls instead of bling.
Here's a closer peek:
These ribbon flowers are way easy, dimensional, & are quite pretty IRL.
Here's a side peek:

I luuuuv the stitch detail on the sketch, but I so don't sew, just faux :( Why you may ask??? well, ok, I'll admit it. I'm kinda afraid I'll sew my fingers together or something----> eeek! Yes, I'll pass up the sewing machines in the store & I'll hear the theme song to "Jaws" in my head as the needle goes up & down---> slowly at first, then at full speed coming after my fingers!!!
Maybe if I had this awesomely amazing sewing machine I would get over my fear, right!?
Ahhhhh!!! Cuteness :)  It's not a toy, by the way, it's a regular sewing machine. Sadly, I can't find this particular version anywhere :(

I hope you get a chance to play along with this sketch so I can envy your stitch work! Be sure to Linky your card to the Cardabilities blog by the 29th & while you're there, treat yourself to the amazing work the rest of the DT has created for ya.

There's a tut on SCS on a stitched ribbon flower. They use lace trim, (I used satin ribbon) but the steps are the same. You can find that tut----> here.

Thanks so much for peeking today!
Gotta Go!

The 411
Paper: Lost & Found- My Mind's Eye, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom-SU
Ink: Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown- Colorbox
Tools: Nesties Butterflies Two, square punches
Other: Cream Viva Decor Pearl pen, Flower- Bo Bunny, Ribbon, Pearls, bling


  1. I love your card!!!! Pink is my 2nd favorite color............this card is way to cute to give away but fabulous to show off!!! Great job on it. Agree with you on the sewing machine, too - you would really have to showcase it for everyone to drool over...........have a great week

  2. Wow- gorgeous- I love the beautiful colors and butterflies. The flower is beautiful. You are so know I love to sew on cards- what a cute sewing mechine! Hugs

  3. Pink & pretty!!! Both flowers are gorgeous, but I am a bit more partial to your stunning satin creation. Gotta give that a try...

  4. this is a simply stunning card (both of them) i love the colors and the butterflies.. but i do like the satin ribbon flower a little better..

  5. Stunning! Very vintage and beautiful. That ribbon flower is to die for. I've never been afraid of my sewing machine but maybe now. lol

  6. This is just gorgeous!! I can't stop looking at it, it's so pretty. :0)

  7. What a pretty card. In either way. Soooo beautiful. You did a great job!

    Have a good weekend!

  8. Gorgeous! That ribbon flower is so beautiful, love it! Too funny, I'm going to be thinking Jaws next time I'm sewing, lol, thanks for that! Both versions are so lovely, but I agree the pearl one is so romantic, great cards Karli!

  9. I love the vintage look of your card.

    Great job!

  10. This card is beautiful - lovin' the shabby chic look


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