Thursday, March 11, 2010

OCC Sketch #6

Before I show you the Our Creative Corner sketch for today, remember to check the RAK post HERE. I am giving you until Friday to post a comment. If you are a Follower, just post a comment saying "hi." If you are not a Follower yet, sign up and then post to let me know. I'll draw for the RAK from my COMMENTS to the CropStop Blog Hop post. If you also made the project (due March 10th at midnight), you will be entered into the CropStop Drawing for a prize!

Now, on to OCC Sketch #6. I loved this sketch!

I dragged out some 7Gypsies and Paper Loft paper for this card. I love 7Gypsies products, but I don't see a lot of it around any more, sadly. I don't think my LSS carries much of it, or if they do it flies off the shelf! I used to buy everything they put out, but it's been a while. Then again, they have some stiff competition in Graphic 45 and Webster's Pages.

I used some yummy lace and a hatpin. I love this romantic vintage style. I could create stuff with old bits and pieces all day long!

The stamp is from an Autumn Leaves set called Romance of Spring. I don't think most of the stamps in this set have ever been touched by ink! All the stamps have text backgrounds, which makes them super cool to work with. I ended up adding a button to the center of the flower. I tied some twine through the holes to make it look even more shabby.

Check out my faux stitching. I'm loving this technique. I did not punch very straight so distressed the edges of the cardstock to hide it! I did not want to redo my stamping and button, so I got creative!

I also decorated the inside of the card. Wonders never cease!

Check back later today as I'll have a few more sneak peeks of the Apron Strings Designs March card kit.


  1. Gloria, what a fabulous card. You know I love anything vintage and that lace is oh so yummy.

  2. It's amazingly beautiful! Love the colors, and the lace ruffles are gorgeous!!!

  3. Aw, such a beauty!

  4. Oh, really pretty card! I love the added lace on your card, and how you pleated it up is super! Great card!

  5. this is stunning!!! I have that stamp set and never thought not to color them in, LOL!. I LOVE the simplicity of the black with the kraft colored cardstock! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  6. girl you rocked the sketch :) love the paper and how you scrunched up the lace!!!

  7. Oh, I love this card! The lace is just perfect!

  8. Gloria, this is stunning! Reachnig for this colour palette, and stamping with black on kraft is something that I should definitely do more often! LOVE it!!!