Friday, January 15, 2010

Sketch Girl is Back! SG-10

Yay! Sketch Girl is back! Admitedly, so I am. I took a nice blog break and I am feeling a lot more creative for it!

I loved this sketch. My card just flew together. I used one of my favorite boy quotes to complete this card.

I don't know if you can see, but I used my scor-it to add some texture to the kraft cardstock. I also stiched around the edges of the sentiment and the patterned paper. I inked the edges of the card and added the small strip of cardstock that I trimmed with pinking shears. The button was the final touch. Pretty simple really.
A word on sewing. IT IS NOT HARD! Please, give it a try. I know that some sewing machines are expensive and I am blessed that my DH let me get a good one (I sew too, so it's not just for cards and scrapbook pages)- but seriously, a decent Singer machine can be had at Walmart for under $100. I know there's the sew Janome or something like that for less, but at least if you get a good machine you can do some mending or hem pants or whatever. Just my two cents!
Card details:
Stamp: Paper Makeup Stamps
Sticker: K and Company
Inke: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Buttons, Twine
Hop on over to the other sketch girl's blogs and see what they have created! And don't forget to post your creation on the sketch girl blog!
and our Guest Designer Laurel!
January's sketches are sponsored by Perfect Presentation, a new line of affordable templates that you print, cut, score, and assemble. All template purchases come with instructions that include photos to help with assembly and adhesive placement. Measurements and/or templates are included to make cutting decorative panels quick and easy. Available at


maiahs_momma said...

Great card :)!

Inky Hugs,

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is so rustic and gorgeous, Katie! I love the sentiment and the boat and everything!

Randee E said...

LOVE this!! Everything is just perfect :0)

Bonnie B said...

I can tell you've had a nice rest and your craftiness is showing. Beautiful card. I usually don't go for boy cards but this one snagged my heart. I love the sentiment and all the detail, your stitching, adding the button and the boat...icing on the cake. Great card Katie.

Harriet said...

I love the vintage look of this card... it is so beautiful and complete

~amy~ said...

woot woot that sketch girl is back in town:)

Love your card the stitching!

happy friday!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love this card! The textured squares and the sentiment with boat just really add up nicely.

Julie E said...

This is the perfect boy card! I really love all the elements, it feels rustic and the sewing is a great touch.

Jennie said...

This is so pretty Katie! The stitching is fabulous and love that boat :o)

Alyssa S said...

What a great card! I love that you added the texture with scoring :o)

Jess said...

Fab card! Love the texture you added with the scoring!

Sara said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! Love the boat, and the rustic feel to it!

Amber said...

Wowzers! Katie your card is beautiful!