Wow, I actually found time to make a card for Card Patterns Sketch 85 this week! The sketch really caught my eye, I had fun with this one! I also made this with the Perfectly Placed Pleats Challenge at Moxie Fab World in mind. Here's the sketch from Card Patterns.
I usually just go with my current mood when picking a color scheme for my cards, unless it's a color challenge of course! So, I was in the mood for pale blues and greens with some cream as my neutral.
I just got some gorgeous stamps in the post from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Here I used Holiday Labels No.14 and Fancy Phrases. I don't have a die-cutting machine (shock, horror!... it's on my Christmas list!) so I cut out the labels by hand. I used VersaMagic Ink in Sage to stamp the label and sentiment.
I wasn't sure if the pleated fans would work but I think they look quite pretty! The background paper is Laura Ashley Traditional Paper. I made the little flowers from gauze bandage, simply rolled and stitched to secure. I distressed the edges of the card, label and fans with white ink.
Card/Paper: White card, pale blue paper, cream card, Laura Ashley Traditional Paper 12x12
Stamps: Holiday Labels No.14, Fancy Phrases by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: VersaMagic Sage, Brilliance Moonlight White
Other: Sewing machine, green and white baker's twine, flat backed pearls, hole punch, cream ribbon, gauze bandage, needle and thread, foam pads, lining fabric.