Happy Friday (Note to Mom – if you are reading this before Mother’s Day, please look away immediately and close tesc111-close-up-flower-custom.jpgthis post.  Thank you.)  It’s time for another sketch from Taylor (TESC111) and *WOW* I really like this one a lot!  I tend to be pretty literal when it comes to sketches, so for this the one the first thing I told myself was that the circle element does NOT need to be a circle…let’s think Nesties.  Hmmm…that led me to think of the Labels 9 image in CreativiTEA by Taylored Expressions and I was off and running.  I’m not sure what possessed me to create a window in the card…not something I have done very often…but I love it!

Red is one of my all-time favorite colors and since painting my kitchen red, I seem to be using it even more often in my stamping. I was so super excited to pull out my new favorite line of paper Thrift Shop by October Afternoon!


Card base is TE Choice Buttercream.  The front is layered with Real Red (with distressed edges) and 2 patterns from Thrift Shop.  After cutting the window with Spellbinders Labels 9, I stamped the label image in Real Red ink on the inside of the card.  The cup was then stamped and paper pieced.I cut out part of an additional cup so I could pop it up for some dimension.  Then I stamped the patterned cup and colored in the flower on it, cut out the flower and adhered it to the paper pieced plain cup.  Make sense?

The large flower was stamped, colored with copics, cut out and covered with Crystal Effects. I added some Sakura glitter pen to the leaves.

The sentiment is from TE Fresh Flowers.  It was punched with a circle punch and layered onto another pattern of Thrift Shop paper and then onto a red cardstock circle and popped up on double thick foam tape. Additonal elements include red KaiserCraft pearls and Crochet trim from TE.


My original intention was to be done at this point, but somehow I smeared some ink on the inside of the card.  Uh-oh!  No worries – let’s just cover it up with some more of this yummy yummy paper and cut another window!




And now it’s time to see what the rest of the Sketch Crew has done with TESC111.


I’m looking forward to a visit from a very special friend this weekend so I have lots to do around the house today – most especially getting my stamp cleaned up so there’s room for two!  *GRIN*  I hope you have a fantastic weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.


13 Responses to “TESC111 A Sketch for Mother’s Day”

  1. Sherrie Says:

    What a pretty card for Mother’s Day…..love that beautiful soft shade of blue in combo with that hit of red….love it!

  2. loricraig Says:

    WoW! What a beautiful card! LOVE the window. I’m going to see you on Sunday! YAY ME!!!!

  3. Melissa Sauls Says:

    My goodness, I love every single little thing about this card! Love that you made a window from it and all of the special details. I’m not sure your mom could easily close the window from this stunner!

  4. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Very pretty Jami! Love that window. Great colors… pretty embellishments! :o)

  5. Carol Scheevel Says:

    OMG Jami. This card is amazing! When I was looking at all the sketch cards on Taylors Blog this morning, this one jumped out at me so I had to come over to More is More to take a closer look. Love that peek-a-boo window. Perfect for the vintage teacup image! Unbelievable! Your mom’s gonna LOVE it! Worth Framing!

  6. Taylor Says:

    So pretty! I love the beautiful patterns and colors you combined and how the inside of the card doubles as the outside focal image! Super cute!

  7. Leslie Says:

    Oh my! Beautiful card for mom! Superb job!

    Visit me when you have a chance;)

  8. Denise (peanutbee) Says:

    Oh my word, Jami, that’s gorgeous! I love love LOVE that DP….think I need to find me some too! 🙂

  9. Tosh Says:

    Oh Jami, this is beautiful!! I love the colors!! And the way you cut the window with the teacup on the inside is just charming!! This card will be treasured for sure!!

  10. Lynn Mercurio Says:

    What a beautiful creation Jami. I just love this color combination and your window is such a great element to highlight Taylors adorable set. Awesome job as always.

  11. Bonnie Sharp Says:

    This is beautiful Jami! Absolutely love those colours and the window is a great idea – I may have to use that idea! lol!

  12. Rachel a.k.a. Gingerbread Gal Says:

    Stunning! Stunning! Stunning! Fabulous details and so gorgeous! Beautiful work, Jami!

  13. Dunk Sb Shoes Says:

    Good! How fantastic posting! Some recommendation:When you atart exercising . photographs, it might be easiler to comply with!by Dunk Sb Shoes

Leave a Reply