Monday, February 21, 2011

PKS Sketch Challenge #45

The "Best Friend" card is my interpretation of the sketch below. To see all the challenge entries just click on PKS.

Featured Peachy Keen Stamp

PK-401 Patty Cake Jr.

Paper Dimensions

Bright Olive Green Card – 6” X 12” (Folded to 6” Square)
(A) Dark Olive Green Mat – 5 ¾” Square
(B) Green & White Polka Dot from Stampin’ Up! Apple Cider DS Paper – 5 ½” Square
(C) Bright Olive Green Strip - 1 ¼” X 5 ½”
(D) White Strip – 2 1/2” X 5 ½” (Before punched edges.)
(E) Bright Olive Green Strip - 2 ¼”  X 5 ½”
(F) White Cardstock – 8 ½” X 11”
(G) Dark Olive Green – 3 7/8” Circle
(H) Hot Press Watercolor paper - 3” X 4”


Onyx Black Versafine Ink
Distress Inks:
Skin: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Rusty Hinge
Cheeks: Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick
Dress & Bow: Peeled Paint, Forest Moss and Walnut Stain


Martha Stewart Floral Lace Edge Punch
PhotoShop Elements 9
Lace Circles SVG Die Cut File (Laina Lamb – Two Peas in a Bucket)
Shamrock Border SVG Die Cut File (Images by Heather M)

Card Construction

Step 1 – Stamp the gingerbread girl image onto watercolor paper with black Versafine ink.  Add color using the waterbrush and Distress Inks. Cut out around the image leaving a small border. Set aside.

Step 2 – Sew B to A and attach to the Card Front.

Step 1 - Sewing the layers and attaching to the card front.

Step 3 – Print out your greeting on an 8 ½” X 11” piece of white cardstock. Before printing on the cardstock, test on copy paper to make sure that the text placement is correct for cutting with Cricut.

Step 4– Place the printed cardstock on the Cricut mat and cut the scallop circle.

Step 4 - Placement of printed text.

Step 5 – Sew the scallop circle to the dark green circle. Center and attach to the card front.

Step 5 - Attaching the scallop circle to the card front.

Gypsy Tip – I tack the circle to the back of the scallop circle with double sided tape to hold both pieces in place while sewing. Do not stitch through the adhesive because it will gum up your needle.

Step 6 – Cut the Shamrock Border from the dark olive green cardstock using Cricut.

Step 7 – Punch along the top and bottom edges of the white strip using the Martha Stewart Floral Lace punch.

Step 8 – Stitch along top and bottom edges of strip E.

Step 9 – Stack pieces C, D and E. Stitch together along top and bottom edges of strip C.

Step 10 - Attach the Shamrock Border to the stitched strips. 

Detail of the layered Sharmrock border strip.

Step 11 - Attach the layered shamrock border over the scallop circle on the card front.

Step 11 - Adding the border strip.

Step 12 – Attach the gingerbread girl to the card front with Pop Dots. Attach a ribbon and button to the gingerbread girl.

Finished Card

Well, that’s my entry for this weeks PKS Sketch Challenge. It was a fun one and I hope you enjoy my card. I have yet another card that I am trying to finish up for the Hero Arts Challenge this week. Once it is posted I will post some details about how I place my text on the cardstock to be cut out accurately using my Cricut. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your stay! – Jane, the Polka Dot Gypsy


Glora said...

Jane, this is GORGEOUS. The details are AMAZING and your sewing is absolutely PERFECT!!! I could not love this card more. It is beautiful! Hugs- Glora

Janice W. said...

This is stunning! I love your work!!

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Lorie said...

Jane, your card is AMAZING!!! Beautiful coloring, and every detail is just perfect! So happy could join us for the PKS Challenge! I LOVE your card!!