Monday, 22 July 2013

Many THANKS (Mille Merci)--Atlantic Hearts Sketch #13



 Don't you love SERENDIPITY
I'm not talking about the spaceship from the sci-fi series Firefly, although that is a Bredeson family favorite (EDIT: I always get it wrong--the spaceship is SERENITY!).
I mean when the stars align to produce several good things at one time.

Last week, a co-worker asked for some design help, decorating the favour boxes for her upcoming wedding. I brought some examples in, showed her the various options for adhering ribbon, and sent her off to Michael's for paper flowers. She couldn't find anything she liked as much as the one I had made, so we decided to have a crafting session at noon-hour. We made 24 adorable, dimensional flowers in 60 minutes (there's a craft-dash moment for ya!). So, good thing #1 was that Erika can now proudly tell all her guests that she made and decorated the beautiful boxes herself.

Good thing #2 is that I now know her colour scheme. 
I had planned to make her a gift of some thank-you notes; now they will be colour-coordinated with her wedding theme.

Good thing #3 is the sketch from Atlantic Hearts this week.
I thought it lent itself very nicely for use with a new stamp-n-punch set.  I bought this from a Stampin' Up friend, specifically because all the sentiments were in French (Erika is francophone).

So here's the result of all that happy coincidence:
The shades of blue are all CTMH: Outdoor Denim, Pacifica and (retired) Dutch Blue.
I incorporated a button, although not exactly where specified on the sketch.

Good thing #4 was "shopping the stash" for the ribbon treatment. 
The satin ribbon is an inexpensive Michael's purchase, but the bow is faux. Its actually a length of ribbon folded in three, and tied to the main strip with a piece of navy Scrapper's Floss from Karen Foster. Did you buy any of that stuff ~8 years ago? It was all the rage but I could never figure much use for it. Now that's changed!

I made half a dozen cards in this design,
and plan to make another 1/2 dozen with a different sketch, featuring more of the Dutch Blue shade.
Most serendipitous!

For more crafting magic, visit Atlantic Hearts to see the sketch up close; DT projects will be posted on the site this Wednesday, and you have until Sunday night (July 28th) to link up and show us your stuff!

Happy crafting,
Caroline

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: White Daisy and Outdoor Denim (CTMH)
Inks: Outdoor Denim, Pacifica, Dutch Blue (CTMH)
Buttons: CTMH blue collection
Lil'Inker Designs' Stitched Mats--Rectangles die
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Fiskar's Eyelet border punch
Ribbon: Michaels
Scrappers Floss by Karen Foster
Punch-n-stamp set "Médallions séduction Stamp Set " Stampin'Up

7 comments:

  1. It turned out really lovely, and the thing about the sketches, is that you can substitute and shape, accessories or design element for something other than what is in the sketch, I always love to see the entrants takes on my sketches. Great job!

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  2. Love your card set! The embossing is perfect!

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  3. Fantastic little gift Caroline :) So happy to be on the team with you at AHSC!!!

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  4. Fun to share your craftiness with friends! Great gift idea and so nice it will coordinate!! :-)

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  5. Great job, I love the colours and the simplicity...clean and simple, just my style!

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  6. *sigh* beautiful CAS design. the twine bow looked like a stem to me at first...it's the perfect scale for the clustered elements! Great card!

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