Cardabilities - Sketch #99

May 15, 2014

Hello and welcome to my first official post for Cardabilities. Recently I was honored with the opportunity to be part of Cardabilities' DT. Starting today I will be sharing with you a new sketch by Karan Gerber (blog owner/sketch designer/team coordinator), and a new card every 15th and 30th of the month.

Cardabilities is a challenge blog. The top five viewed cards/blogs of the corresponding challenge period, win a featuring spot during the next reveal. Of course sometimes there are prizes from sponsors too! It is an amazing place to be inspired both by the wonderful sketches designed by Karan and the DT creations.

With no further ado, here is sketch #99:

And here is my card using this great sketch:

Haj Design Paper - Vibrant Vintage
Spellbinders: Fancy Lattice, Damask Motifs, Bitty Blossoms, Grand Calibur die cutting machine
DoCrafts Xcut - Leafy Flourishes
Justrite Stamps -  Ooh La La French Frills

Ranger: Embossing ink / Distress ink in Old Paper, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Glam Gold
Zap! heat tool
Merletto crystals 
Adhesives: Bazic 2 sided tape and foam tape, Stanley 14 watts glue gun
Other generic materials
Homemade paste and stencil

Double end pearl stamens in pink
Pearl string beads in cream
7/8" gross grain ribbon in sand beige
2" one sided lace
Papers: Specialty metallic cardstock in pink and cream, textured cardstock in sand beige, linen cardstock in white

I started off this card by cutting and distressing the patterned layer. Then I used stencils made with a flourish die to apply paste on two corners. I made the paste following a recipe I learned from Gabrielle Pollacco (here). I added the patterned square to a metallic cardstock layer, distressing two of its corners and adhering them irregularly to create an aged effect.

I layered lace with a strip of pink metallic paper and gross grain ribbon and adhered the main layers to the card base. Then I created an irregular bouquet on the side following the sketch. Finally I added an oval tag, with a heat embossed french sentiment in gold, and some crystals.

I was very inspired by this sketch and I hope you are too! Please visit Cardabilities to see what my amazing teammates have created. I look forward to seeing your card. All you need to do is follow the instructions and link up your design. 

Thanks for stopping by!

This card is participating in:  
Ribbon, Lace & Twine, oh my! - Craft Hoarders Anonymous; 
Flower & Color Palette - Docerela Stamps
M For Metallic Cardstock - Simon Says Monday Challenge; 

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25 comentarios

  1. Lovely Gracie! I like those scrunched corners, the roses, the lattice, & the pearls...! :) Beautifully done! ;)

  2. Dear Gracie, it's so beautiful and sweet card! I love it in every detail! I love the flowers that you used on it! Hugs :) xoxo
    ~Olga Kovalchuk

  3. lovely card! best regards! xoxo:*

  4. Hi Gracie,
    Your card is so dainty and feminine. The colors are soft, give this vintage look and feel. I love all the textures you used. Really did a great job.

  5. Very pretty I love the soft pinks and the pearlescent accents! Thanks for joining us at CHACB.

  6. Pretty pastels, lovely flowers and pearls. Thank you for dropping in to visit us at Word Art Wednesday today with this beautiful art. Blessings, Carole

  7. Beautiful shabby chic card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  8. Beautiful card, love the muted colours, very elegant and feminine, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  9. Beautiful shabby chic card, love all the beautiful details.

  10. This is so pretty! I love the vintage feel to the card. So feminine and elegant. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog.

  11. Beautiful Card!
    Love the colours and all the details!!!
    Really beautiful!

  12. Love your first card for Cardabilites... the flowers and paper are just gorgeous the way you used them :)

  13. Soft and lovely! Congrats on being chosen for the Cardabilities team! Thanks for joining in on Challenge #8 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous: Ribbon, Lace and Twine, oh my!

  14. I agree, soft and lovely..and I love the colors of the flowers...nicely done!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  15. Such a soft and pretty card. Love the sketch as well. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  16. A pretty and dainty card...
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at

  17. So soft and lovely! I love the distressing and beads :)

  18. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  19. Beautiful looking card! Great job with the sketch~

  20. Very Pretty...Thanks for sharing with us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  21. Beautiful card! The flowers and bling are lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  22. Nice card, your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  23. Oh this is gorgeous! I adore the colours and the design is so lovely! Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

  24. Hi!
    Congratulaions! Your card is beautiful!
    Thanks for join us at Docerela Creations :D

  25. Gorgeous! Beautiful layers! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee


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