Saturday, August 20, 2011

I Thought of You

Did you get your hands on a copy of Paper Crafts Magazine's Card Ideas for Paper Crafters? This is my card on page 55. When I was sublicating for this issue back in February, I knew it was going to be a long-shot since sketches aren't my strength. Of all the cards I submitted, this was my favourite one and it is, shockingly, covered with designer paper! Well, many of you have already told me and now I can say this myself, I'm no longer allowed to say that I can't use sketches or patterned paper. LOL

My card uses the Basic Grey Wander Collection with the International Skyline from Hero Arts and a sentiment from Unity's June 2010 Kit of the Month - Fly Free (currently on sale).

This really is an amazing issue! When I saw the sketches by themselves, I couldn't wrap my head around most of them but now that I see the great cards to go along with them, I could easily make a few cards based on those sketches. I think you'll love this issue as much as I do!

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Basic Grey Wander Collection; Hero Arts International Skyline; Unity June 2010 Kit of the Month - Fly Free; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; McGill 1 1/4" square punch; Stampin' Dimensionals

34 comments:

*Alison* said...

Emily..
CONGRATS.. Oh I don't have that issue.. It looks like a wonderful one though.. :) Your card totally ROCKS.. I love the designed paper.. :) so pretty.. Way to go.. :) HUGS

Ujjwal said...

Oh ofcourse I love it, Emily! Its gorgeous and love all that wonderful pattern paper and the design!

I am eagerly waiting for my issue to arrive and then I can look at it in person :)

Congrats!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, I really love this card, the paper is wonderful and gives a fantastic background, congrats on being published again:0)hugs Gay xxx

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! And you thought it was a long-shot? I love how you broke the skyline stamp into the three panels.
Good you're moving into a house so you'll have room for an expanding collection of patterned papers! :D

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

FABULOUS!

Lynn said...

Fabulous card! I just picked up this issue and can't wait to look through it!

Julie E said...

Congrats :>)

Jay Gee said...

Fabulous card Emily and huge congrats on your publication. Hugs :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card dearie!!! Congrats too on the pub!!!

Brenda said...

Congrats Emily! I saw this in the magazine and really love it! You used that patterned paper so well! So, will we see you partake in more sketchy challenges then?! Yippee!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOORAY for your publication! What a clever card--must get this magazine!!! You rock:) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Jen W. said...

My issue arrived yesterday and I was so excited to come across your card! That patterned paper layering is awesome and you should be the official spokesperson for the International Skyline stamp because you always rock it! :)

Lorraine said...

Congrats on the publication, Emily! Love your card - the papers, stamps and design! Perfect.

Jennifer said...

Congrats Emily!!! GREAT card!!! Love the stamps and paper you choose!!! (=

AnitaRex said...

Do I ever love this! Such a great combo of both the papers and stamps! I know what you mean about the patterned paper and sketches. I find that I use them but not confidently if that makes sense! :> I have yet to catch this issue here. :> But when I do I can't wait to see you in it!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

fabulous design!!! i can totally see why they snatched this UP!!! I love that HA stamp.

lisa a.

Sunghee said...

I love the stamps! Hehe, you are fabulous with sketch and pattern papers. CONGRATS!!!

kasia c. said...

Awesome Emily!! Incredible card, you do wonders with that skyline stamp. :)

Gina said...

Congrats, I can see why it as chosen it is gorgeous!

Angela said...

Yay for sketches and patterned paper! Feel free to join the paper obsession that plagues so many of us ;)
Love the card here, love it in the issue, and love, love, love that stamp!

Meg said...

Fabulous card, Em! Love all the patterned paper--see, isn't it fun to use? Glad to hear the new issue is so inspiring!

Kelly Massman said...

Ooh, I really love this!

Basement Stamper said...

Congratulations, this card was one of my favorites. The images work so well with that paper. Sketches are my favorite but I also love to see what everyone did with the sketches.

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on being published--love that sketch, love your card!

Helle said...

LOVE this card! great colors. love love love it!

BabyBokChoy said...

HUGE congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yeah!!! GORGEOUS!!!! I was just looking at your card in the mag this morning and loving how you mixed the patterned papers! The HA stamps are fab (and now they have the pub incentive policy--woo hoo!). Yeah, Emily!

Lisa said...

You have really been workin' it with the pp lately, Emily! This is so fab! Such cool paper and the image works so perfectly with it :)

Karin said...

Congrats on getting this great card published!

onecraftymama said...

Huge congrats - I love this card! That's one of my favourite paper collections, too :)

Lisa Petrella said...

WOOOHOOO!!! Awesome card!! Congrats on the pub!!!!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Emily! Congrats on getting published, it's a fabulous card!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Congrats!! Love this card, such a fun design!!