Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cupcake Craftroom

***This card was the January winner at Cupcakes Craftroom***.


Time for another great challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This creative sketch was designed by the talented Melissa.


The sponsor this week is Cupcake Craftroom. The Craftroom is having an "Anything Goes" challenge this month.  If you love digi paper this is the place to visit. I enjoy making cards with a Dahlia folded focal point. These flowers have to be made with double sided PAPER (not cardstock). Unfortunately double sided paper is very difficult to find in most of the local stores. Well....Cupcake Cards and Crafts came to my rescue! Sandy taught me how to do this fold.




I printed out my paper using the Charlotte Designer Digital Papers Collection. The floral design was printed on one side of the paper, the paper was turned over and the solid color was printed on the opposite side. The circles were cut using a 1 1/2" paper punch. For the leaves I printed a solid green then used a leaf Nestie to cut out the leaves, which were highlighted on the edges with a Copic (YG97) marker then, crumpled before the were attached to the front of the card. The same Copic marker was used for the flourishes which were also cut out of the green paper using a Sizzix die. The Sizzix embossed background was highlighted with a Copic (RV 10) marker and the edges of the ribbon with a Copic (RV34) marker. The paper behind the embossed CS was from the Charlotte paper collection.  These lovely digi papers could also be used as a background for any of your images. Once you purchase them you'll never run out of designer paper in the middle of a project!

Stop by Tuesday Morning Sketches to see the great samples from the super talented Design Team and Cheryl our guest Designer for January.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

10 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Marie! I LOVE that beautiful fancy folded blossom and the textured background! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue Lelli said...

Your flower fold is so PRETTY Marie and I LOVE the embossed background that you highlighted with Copics! So PRETTY!

Theresa said...

I am totally in love with this card. I love what you did with the paper. You need to go post this on the Cupcake Craftroom blog!! It's just so totally awesome.

Ginger said...

Beautiful! I love the layers of paper!

Angela said...

Really pretty...your folds are perfect! I like how your interpretation of the sketch!

Dawn said...

Wow! Stunning card Marie! The flower is gorgeous!

Kathy said...

That folded bloom is divine! I never would have thought to print my own double sided paper, brilliant. This is a really great take on the sketch this week.

Cheryl said...

Wow, Marie! I love your card and that folded flower is perfection! Beautiful! Hope you're having a great weekend! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Melissa Craig said...

Fabulous card Marie! I commented via email when you sent it, but I love the embossing - such a cool pattern and absolutely ingenius to use the cute digi papers for the iris fold flower.

Jessica G. said...

Awesome spin on this sketch, Marie! Your dahlia is gorgeous and the backdrop reminds me that I need to use the embossed lines more often -- such elegant texture!!