Monday, January 17, 2011

If You Can Dream It...

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Today is a big day, as it is the very last Monday for 2 Sketches 4 You. The inimitable duo behind this wonderful sketch challenge, Kazan Clark and Laura Davis, are moving on to do some big creative things, and have decided to end 2S4Y. It's both sad and exciting at the same time, and I have had a fantastic time designing for them -- and made some friends to boot! But, in keeping with their class-act style, the 2 Sketches site will remain up for anyone in need of some creative mojo. For their final farewell, we are all celebrating with a huge blow-out with designers past and present and I hope you join  in the fun!


I chose Kazan's sketch (check out Laura's sketch here!) and I made a card to wish both of them good luck in their new endeavors. I love this sentiment from Taylored Expressions's New Beginnings set: "If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It." I thought it a fitting tribute to these two amazing ladies who are dreaming big dreams and I know they'll all come true!

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Trim patterned paper; mat with cardstock and adhere.
  3. Die-cut cardstock; trim and adhere. 
  4. Stamp rose twice. Fussy cut center to form bud. Fussy cut inner center and adhere with foam tape; adhere.
  5. Pleat ribbon and adhere with sticky tape. Tie bow and adhere.
  6. Stamp sentiment on patterned paper. Trim, mat and attach staples. Adhere with foam tape.
  7. Apply liquid pearls.
BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: New Beginnings (Taylored Expressions)
  • Cardstock: Choice Buttercream (TE); Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!); Hazel and Aqua Canvas Texture (Bazzil)
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
  • Patterned Paper: Brook (Crate Paper)
  • Accents: Tiny Attacher Staples (Tim Holtz); Espresso Liquid Pearls (Adirondack)
  • Fibers: Chocolate Grosgrain (generic)



10 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful card, Regina!! Love those colors and papers!

Ann Schach said...

Love the liquid pearls! Great color choices!

Poppit said...

lovely card - very creative take on the sketch.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty card! Excellent sentiment to wish Kazan and Laura.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Wow what a cool card! Love the colors. It "looks" like dream... REally Dreamy! TFS.

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your card, its so beautiful!!!! I'm so sad to hear the challenges are over. Hugs,

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Awesome card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Regina! Love the color combo and fancy ribbon treatment! So happy to have been creating by your side at 2Sketches4You :)

Joannna Munster said...

Love those colors Regina! What a gorgeous card! Hugs, Joanna

Laurie said...

This is so pretty! I love the liquid pearls!! So glad we got to create together for a little while! :)