Category Archives: Card Patterns

Rhododendrons – Card Patterns #168

  • Stamp – Impression Obsession “Rhododendron” cling stamp (G12008)
  • Paper – SEI “White Elegance: Diamond” (chalk inks applied)
  • Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Inks (Orchid Pastel and Rouge)
  • Ribbon – from stash
  • Cardstock – WorldWin Colormates
  • Stickers – EK Success Sticko “Pink Diamonds”

For this birthday card, I used the current sketch over at Card Patterns: Sketch 168 for this card (flipped on its side) AND I got to use my new rhododendron cling stamp from Impression Obsession. I colored the image with Copic markers and layered it with some dark green to bring out the greens of the leaves for contrast. The SEI patterned paper is white on white  paper–the pattern is printed with a kind of “pearl” ink. So when I applied Colorbox Chalk inks to it, the “pearly” part acted as a resist and the uncoated portion picked up the ink color. So you can make the paper any color you want! Thanks for stopping by.

Card Patterns Sketch #165

  • Digital image – Odds and Soxlets (provided by CDAC Progressive Challenges)
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny Back to Basics
  • Border punch – Stampin’ Up “Scallop Edge”
  • Die cuts  made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Deckled Rectangles Large”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Flower – Hero Arts with an EK Success sticker in the center

I used Card Patterns Sketch #165 as inspiration to design this card. The digital stamp came to me by way of the Crafters Digital Art Center’s Progressive Freebie Challenge. I colored it with Copic markers with bright and pastel colors. Thanks for visiting today. It is such a busy time right now, my posts have been few and far between!

Card Patterns and Crafter’s Digital Art Center – Enjoy Today

  • Digital Stamp – TLC creations
  • Sentiment stamp – Penny Black “”Sweet Wishes”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Mary Mary Happy Birthday” (both sides)
  • Die cut – made from Spellbinder’s Nestabililities “Lacey Circles”
  • Button Candy Dots – Pebbles, Inc.

I used the Card Patterns Sketch #161 for this card, which features one of the bear images from the latest challenge. I used an image from the current Progressive Freebies Challenge at Crafter’s Digital Art Center. This is a festive birthday card that I’ll forward on for Operation Write Home soon. Thanks for visiting today.

Card Patterns Sketch #160 – Happy Birthday

  • Stamps – Cat’s Pajamas “Away We Go” clear set and Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments” clear set
  • Patterned paper – Die Cuts with a View “Dragonfly Flower”
  • Die cut made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Nine”
  • Flowers – Prima
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Glitter dots – Mark Richards

This is a sparkly birthday card for my great niece. I am getting it to her late, but it has a bunny on it in time for Easter! I used the current card sketch at Card Patterns this week: Sketch #160. I’ve had the image colored for quite some time with Copic markers, but just didn’t find the right combination of papers and sketch for it. I like having the contrasting lights and darks with such busy paper. The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder so that it stands out. And there is a lot of sparkle for a six year old! Thanks for visiting today and Happy Easter!

Card Patterns Sketch #136

  • Bat image – Cosmo Cricket “Haunted” cardstock stickers
  • Candy accents – K&Company Spooktacular collection
  • Patterned papers – Rusty Pickle “Addams Family: Wednesday” and spiderweb paper from my stash (unknown)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder – “Dots”
  • Raffia

Time to make Halloween cards! I used the Card Patterns Sketch #136 for this one. I was able to use a lot of bits and pieces, since I have so many for Halloween, to paper piece this card. Thanks for the visit and I’ll see you soon.


Card Patterns Sketch #135


  • Patterned Paper – Authentique “Diffused”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Border Punch – EK Success
  • Stamp – Kodomo, Inc. – “Best Wishes”
  • Musical Note Brads – Accent Depot
  • Die cuts – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Deckled Rectangles Large” and “Standard Circles Large”

I used the Card Patterns Sketch #135 to make this card. It is a birthday card for Trenton’s music teacher, Mr. Friesen. It was fun to use the musical note brads on this one. Thanks for the visit!

Card Patterns Sketch #134

  • Stamps – Studio G “Snowflakes” and The Cat’s Pajamas “Penguin Christmas” (snow days)
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny Back to Backs “Dots” papers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder – “Textile”
  • Border punch – EK Success “Open Scallop”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Scallop Rectangles”

This card was made based on the Card Patterns Sketch #134, the current sketch there. I’m going through a little snow phase this week (more to come), so forgive me! It is a little early, but since many of my cards go to the troops via Operation Write Home, I have to ship them off pretty early. Thanks for the visit.

Card Patterns Sketch #122

  • Stamp – from Magenta Cat of the Month: “Blondie”
  • Patterned paper – Authentique “Explore”
  • Border punch – Martha Stewart
  • Sticker – Stampendous “Damask Leaf” in Translucent Frost
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – May Arts

I made this card using the current Card Patterns Sketch #122. I used one of the Magenta Cat of the Month stamps as the featured image. This was a very nice sketch to use. Thanks for visiting.

Card Patterns Sketch 120

  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Hello Luscious”
  • Border punch – Martha Stewart “French Scroll”
  • Stamp – Live Life set
  • Buttons – Bazzill
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – Offray

This card was an interpretation of the current sketch at Card Patterns: Sketch #120. I will be sending it in my next shipment of Operation Write Home cards. Right now, as we work toward sending a second million cards to the troops, there is a demand for “Miss You” and “Love” cards, so that has been my focus the last couple of weeks. Thanks for visiting.

Card Patterns Sketch #119

  • Die cuts – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Blossom Three”
  • Stamp – Impression Obsession “Thinking Label”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey Pyrus collection: “Pirum and Chinese White”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Edges inked with ColorBox Chalk Inks

This card was based on the Card Patterns Sketch #119.