11 February 2012

Card for CPS sketch

This is my take on the latest CPS sketch.  I wish I had made the circle a bit bigger but never mind.
I like the stitching on this one.  I deliberately stitched it all wonky (no, I really did it deliberately!).  It is actually harder than I thought to stitch randomly!  Especially if you are a 'straight lines' kind of girl like me...so I went around the borders twice to make it look a bit more random.  Then I inked all the edges in black as roughly as I could - given that there is a dirtbike on the card, I figured it needed to look a bit grungy.

I bought a set of dirtbike/racing cars stamps yesterday - it's nothing like I would normally buy but my 4 year old and 2 year old were with me and begged and begged to get them, and I had a rare parenting moment of weakness and decided that I probably would get a fair bit of use out of them...and if not, I have no doubt that my boys will use them over and over again.  At $6.95 for a big set of many stamps, it didn't break the bank.  My 4 y.o. couldn't believe his luck (I hardly ever say yes!) and he held the stamps the whole way home looking at them and telling me about them and how he can't wait to make a card when he gets home!  Will post a pic of his card later.

Anyway, it's nice to finally have some new stamps to work with, I was getting sick of using the same ones all the time.

Papers:  My Minds Eye
Stamps:  Sullivan's

Thanks for looking!


  1. Fab design on this and great colors!! Great job on the CPS sketch I am hostessing and thanks for joining us for this fun celebration!!!

  2. Very cute boy card!! Lovely job, and thanks for playing in day 13 of the CPS 5th Anniversary event!