Friday, January 30, 2009

CHF and Card Positioning Systems

I know... I should be flogged.  It's been too long since I last posted.  Believe it or not, I've been doing stamp related things.  More to come, trust me.

Today's post is in celebration of the 2 year anniversary and 100th sketch at Card Positioning Systems (CPS)... and Cornish Heritage Farms is sponsoring!

I've created a couple of cards using the amazing sketch by Tami (you can see it HERE... I'd rather direct you to the source, than snag the picture).

Bold Blooms:

I think this card will actually require you to dim your computer screens.  It is BRIGHT!  If this doesn't get you happy and on the right path, I'm not sure what it would take!  LOL!  The card is a 5" square design, following the sketch layout, with the exception that the three panel elements are round.  The colors were chosen because I honestly just wanted to use one of the new (to me) Chloe's Closet epoxy clips that are so bright and fun... and hard to resist.
Sweet Girl:

This next card has a tidge of creative license on the sketch, but still maintains the three center elements and diagonal (with scoring and stitching).  My quick tip for this design was to score double lines and use one of them as the stitch guide.  It guarantees the stitched lines to be parallel.  And isn't this little girl darling???  I love her simple joy at contemplating the beauty of the tulips.  She's colored with Copic markers and has more depth in real life.  I suppose you'll have to trust me on that one.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll give this week's sketch a try (and every week, for that matter) at CPS.  It's the perfect place to get a jump start for your creativity and the designs posted there are by the industry's leading designers.  Stunning designs!

Bold Blooms Supplies:
-Artsy Blooms (Shady Tree Studios) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Pin Dot Scrapblock(TM) by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger
-Spiced Marmalade Distress ink by Ranger

-Nautical Blue Med, Intense Orange, and Intense Yellow by Prism Papers
-Classic Crest Solar White by Neenah

-Chloe's Closet Epoxy Clips by Making Memories
-Jumbo Button by Paper Studios
-White floss by Karen Foster Designs
-Nestabilities by Spellbinder
-Corner Rounder by EK Success
-Prismacolor Pencils, OMS and Stumps
-White Eyelet lace by Wright's

Sweet Girl Supplies:
-Tulip Girl (Saturday Evening Post) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-French Script Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farm

-London Fog Memento Ink by Tsukineko

-Classic Crest Solar White by Neenah
-Cranberry Med. and Gray Prismatic

Patterned Paper:
-Sabrina Spiral Journaling Book by Making Memories

-Copic Markers and Copic Opaque White (with fine tip brush for application to tulips for highlights)
-Lace by Prima Marketing
-Nestabilities by Spellbinder
-Corner Rounder by EK Success
-Old decorative tack (unknown source)


  1. What a great layout! Bright is good! Love them. :)

  2. Oh I love them both!! On the first ~ don't you just love blue and orange together?! And those are the perfect complements. On your second card, I thought, "Wow, those tulips look incredible!" Then I checked your supplies and saw the Copic Opaque White you used to highlight them ~ genius! Great cards :) !!

  3. What fabulous creations! I am madly in love with the colors on the first card!