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Sketch Retrospective – Elegant Lady

By: Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size 6.5" x 5"

Digital Image Cameo 7 by Morgan Fitzsimons (Scrapbook Stamp Society)
Purple, Black, Pink (Paper Temptress)
White card blank (Recollections)
Copic alcohol markers (.too corp)
-- E00, E01 skin

--E17,E15, E31,E33, E30 hair
--R81, R83, R85 Clothes And Flower
--V15 makeup and ribbon

Rose Creations Die (Spellbinders)
Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
Flower Bed Punch E K Success)
Scallop Corner Punch (Marvy Uchida)
Hole Punch or paper piercer
Purple Brads-Square (unknown)
Paper Trimmer
Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)
Adhesive of choice 

When I was going through the files to find the sketch for this month, I ran across a file for last year's sketches.  I wasn't here in February of 2011, but I was so captivated by this sketch, and I had the perfect digital image to use, so  I decided to  use  it for a  Watering Hole blog post.  Here is Regena's original sketch.

February 2011 Sketch by Regena

The first step in doing this card was to download the selected image from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  I then colored it with Copic markers.  The paper I choose was from Paper Temptress.  The paper has the very rich look that I wanted for this card.   I started by cutting the purple and black to make the mat for the colored image. When this was done I used the Marvy scallop corner punch to complete the look.

Then I cut the border strip using a Martha Stewart Border punch.  I am border punch challenged, and usually I have to do these more than once to get them right.

The next step was to do the squares.  I used the 2nd to the smallest of the large Spellbinder Square die for the purple square then I cut the black mat.  You can do this if you do not have the correct sizes for the layers.  Then I did my flowers in pink using the smallest flower in Spellbinder Rose set.  I taped the purple and black squares together then punched the hole in the center  and added the square purple brad.

Next came the putting together of the card, following the map.  I chose not to use the photo corners as that would hide the scallop cut.  The is a fun map to do ... and I know I will use it again.  I sure hope you give this map a try, and if you do, don't forget to sign your work.


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3 Responses »

  1. Just gorgeous! What a beautiful card! Thanks

  2. GREAT project! Love that punch--just might have to get it!
    And, I love that you shared with us your take on an older sketch--great idea!

  3. This is gorgeous. I like the image so much I went right to the website when I first saw it and ordered her!
    Thanks for sharing..