Saturday, June 6, 2009

1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown

I found this great blog and wanted to enter the 1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown- I just wish I would have found it before this afternoon. I decided to make something for DH and Fathers Day. I started with a concertina card- basically it's like an accordion. I am going to have my daughter and son take some pics and I will put them into the envelopes, along with some pics I take of them. I think he will love it.

Almost all of the materials (exccept the paper, ribbon, "skittles", punch and the DAD wood) can be bought at Paperwishes. I got the supplies from a drawing they had when they first opend their forum. The paper is called Hopscotch by K&company. The wooded DAD deco I got at Michaels and just painted it with sweet potato and evergreen.
I added flock on the front on the word LiFe. I also sewed around the edges and added loopy brads to secure the ribbon and hold the entire card closed. The entire card was very simple to make, just took a little time.

Here is the sketch- I used it on the front and also on the first large envelope.

This is the first small envelope on the inside cover. I just made a small ATC sized envelope and wrapped some SU ribbon on the front.

I used the same sketch located above on this envelope too. I used a Martha Stewart lace punch that I got from Mary and layered everything on the front. I added some tags and a gromlet and colored some "Skittles" with orange to match.

Here is the back side of the envelope. Again, I used loopy brads to secure the ribbon and close the envelope. The ribbon is from SU.

Here is the second large envelope. All I did on this was use a rub-on and added some glitter and buttons. One the back side, more loopy brads and ribbon.

The last envelope, secured onto the back page and closed tight with ribbon.


Bettan said...

Wow, a lot of great stuff to look at here in your blog :-)

sophiesmama said...

AWESOME!!! Great job, Anj. Have a good weekend.

Latisha said...

Such a wonderful book!! Thank you for joining in the fun!
Small world, I used to live in Charleston (hubby is navy)

cheryln said...

fabulous work!!

AUsome mom said...

This is crazy fabulous! So much work and it turned out just beautifully! I love all the elements of this. Your blog is silly cute too :)

Laura Davis said...

Wow what a great accordion book! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is great work.

True :) said...

Pretty Card! Good luck in the challenge! I am in it too and love looking at the other entries!

Lavendar6616 said...

This entire project is absolutely amazing!