Saturday, March 26, 2011

Twisted Card #052 "FRAME"

Happy Saturday Everyone! Today Twisted Sketches has revealed the newest card sketch #052 with "frame" as the twist. Let me just say that when I first saw the sketch I thought it looked rather complex for just a card. Man was I wrong! I created this card for Nancy (my artsy cousin) and for some crazy reason it came together so smoothly. I would have to say this is my favorite card I have made to date. It is fun to create for Nancy as she truly understands every painstaking detail I put into everything I make.

Onto the details...I started with a square card base and covered it with Doodlebug Designs pink glitter dots paper (love this stuff!). To create the vertical band down the center, I punched some Bazzill aqua cardstock with my Martha Stewart Deep Fan edge punch. I then put vintage yellow tickets on top. To create the bracket, I simply used the actual sketch for the template using LUXE's Sprinkles Bell Bottoms paper (what a fun name!). The focal point of the card is definitely the baroque frame that I absolutely adore! I found it in the $1 section at Michael's! It is resin and has lots of fun texture/detail. To give it even more dimension, I dry brushed some light pink paint over the top and love the way it turned out. :) As for the ultra fabulous vintage aqua flower button and the super cute black bird clip, I received those from Tiffany. (One of my partners in the recent Box Swap that I participated in.) So fun! Lastly, I topped it off with a vintage "N41" bingo marker. The N stands for Nancy and I'm sure you can figure out the rest! :)

I think I have just about covered every fun detail. Please be sure to check out Anam's fantabulous sketch and the other amazingly creative cards at http://www.twistedsketches.com/! You will be glad you did!

17 comments:

WillieburgScrapper said...

WOW!!!! Wonderful contrast and texture with the frame and the color combo! Love it! This card deserves a matching box! Lucky Nancy!

curlyqmosaics said...

OMG Michelle! That is a great idea! I think I will definitely make some boxes with this card design! I am hoping to be in a show pretty soon, and these would be perfect! Thanks for the fab idea girl!

Amelia Khalik said...

Ooohh wow, great details amy! Perfect colour combo too...:)))

Craftylicious said...

Beautiful card Amy!! I love the striking colour combo..wonderful play of colours!! :) and the frame is sooo yummy!! :)

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card! I think this one is one my faves I've seen you make! I am just LOVING the frame! And for a buck? SCOOORE!!!!!

Natalie said...

What a gorgeous card Amy...love the colours!!!

~jan said...

Amy-this card is just all sort of fabulousness! Wow-the colors are just fantastic! Lovelovelove the bingo marker so much! Really wonderful job with the sketch!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Love it! So many pretty details. I think I recognize that aqua button!

Cassie said...

This is so fabulous!! What a great card!! I love the bright colors!
=)

Nancy said...

Amy I LOVE this card! a definite treasure to be displayed proudly! thank you girl, from the bottom of my heart! I am so blessed to have you as a cousin and as my dear friend!

BabyBokChoy said...

It is a beautiful card and glad that it came together so smoothly for you! :)

Keri said...

Lovely, especially love the light pink dry-brushed frame...thanks for the comments you've left me lately, and ALSO, super-congrats on the Daily Junque win! How over-the-top exciting, for sure! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

ellen s. said...

oh wow, i love the details AND the FAB colors!!!

Andrea Amu said...

Awesome job, once again!
You do always use such fun and brite elements... I love the detail of the tickets! Super cool, Amy!

Katherines Corner said...

Love this! Happy Friday Hugs!

patti west said...

I love the way that frame turned out too!!! This card is so fun & funky. Totally you, totally gorgeous!!! - hey, that reminds me...I love that you changed your profile pic. It's nice to "see you". You are so cute!!! :) :)

Valerie said...

Love this card - it's a perfect "Amy" card with it's layers and vintage style. What a gorgeous combo of material and color!!