There are many card sketches available on the Internet (do a search for "card sketches", isn't that brilliant?) and after seeing some cards inspired by several of them, I decided to try to find ones I wished to try my hand at. Since I have thank you's to write for Christmas gifts, it seemed a great time to put the two together.
This first card is simple. I paired a blue piece of cardstock with a piece of patterned paper, separated the two with a piece of ribbon, then added a stamped "Thank You" and a flower from the Spellbinder's Flower Bouquet Shapeabilities set (which was a Christmas gift from daughter Sarah).
This next card took me several days to create. I started with the patterned paper, then chose other colors by matching them to those in the patterned paper. I ended up with three nearly full-size layers, each successive one being 1/8" small than the previous one. Underneath the "stripes" on the bottom part of the card, I placed a bit of the Fancy Scalloped Border Spellbinders' Pierceability. (Another gift from Sarah.) The bow I tied with my Bow Easy. To finish it off, I cut two layers with my Spellbinders Labels Eleven. The finishing touch is three large pearls in the upper left corner.
I LOVE this card. Even though it was a lot of work, it was worth it.
I will leave you with some pictures of Crazy Cassie after one of her crazy spells.