Unscripted Sketches 193

Monday, January 14, 2013

It should be no surprise to anyone that the sketch this week at Unscripted Sketches made me think of washi tape.  But I didn't want to just throw some decorative tape on my card and call it a day.  I wanted to make something that was a little bit interesting.




I started by stamping the splotch from Extreme Elements in Soft Suede.  Then I added some washi tape strips that have a sort of old-world appeal.  They are a little bit newsprint and a little bit mathematical numbering.  The sentiment is from a set called Favorite Thoughts and it's a favorite of mine.  It's got some great sentiments that are particularly empowering for women.

On a side note, I've come to the realization that blogging is dangerous business, indeed.  The other day I saw a post over at the blog of the very talented Kim who mentioned that she had seen a button treatment that she liked.  This lead to me checking another blog, which led me to Etsy and something called "flair buttons." References to the movie Office Space notwithstanding, I sincerely hope that "flair" is not some new paper-crafting necessity that I'll be unable to resist in the not-too-distant future.  But I fear those chevron designs are calling to me.  {Sigh}.

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13 Responses to “Unscripted Sketches 193”

Jen W. said...

Awesome! Love the washi layered with the stamp!

sandie said...

Jen, I am so glad I signed up for your posts-I am so loving your cards!
This is so simple but just fabulous and there is that extreme elements stamp-I am a few steps nearer to getting it!!

Kim S said...

Sorry ;)

CASTOWNE said...

"A little bit interesting" is an understatement. This card is fabulous. I love how you combined so many different elements, but the card came together as one cohesive beauty.

Shelly said...

This is such, a great card!! Love it! :)

N@ Ali said...

dangerous business indeed! great card, love the feel!

Kristie said...

I saw this sketch and thought of washi tape too! Great idea to stamp the splotch on the card base.

Thanks for the blog comment earlier!

Romantyczka said...

Śliczna !!!

Tracey said...

Great card and I love the added touch of stamping. Love the saying, its one of my favourites. Oh and the flair buttons are very addictive, sorry but thought I should warn you. Thanks for sharing your take on this weeks sketch at unscripted sketches.

Billie A said...

Great card I love the ink detail behind the strip pieces. Great touch. Thanks for joining us this week at Unscripted Sketches. Hope you come back next week.

Geri said...

You deserve to put your feet up on the table and call it a day after creating a lovely like this! Your selection of washi tape works and the stamp are perfect! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at Unscripted Sketches :)

dstandard said...

What a wonderful card - love the stamping behind the strips! Thanks for playing at US!

scrapbaby! said...

Love the layering over the washi tape! Thank you for joining us at Unscripted Sketches! :)