Sunday, May 23, 2010

CPS Sketch #168

This week the {stamps} of life is sponsoring Card Positioning Systems sketch #168...we actually have a special release set, hip2be, that is full of square images that would be perfect for this week, but I thought it might be a go-to set for our designers*, so I thought I would try something a little different!

My card is an *Old Glory* style card that reminds me of calico quilts and Americana is a hybrid card made with both clear stamps and digital brushes using one of this month's special release sets, stars4You.  The card base is made with clear stamps and stamped-off gold ink on ivory card stock.  The focal images are made with the digital brushes.  I used nestabilities squares to cut and emboss the mats for the stars, and gave everything a light sponging with Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink.  Couldn't resist adding a red bow tied with a sparkly gold button.

Aren't you glad it's almost summer?!

*eta:  How funny that the three cards I've seen from our team so far all used stars4You!  I decided to also share a Father's Day card made with hip2be and all4Dads.  Even though I made this back in April, it could almost fit as a flipped version of today's sketch...what do you think?!


  1. I think both your cards are adorable. I love the USA one but the Father's Day one is perfect!

  2. Deb, I love both of these cards! Nice, clean sketch!

  3. Lovely cards...that design looks fun to work with! :)

  4. What gorgeous cards, but especially your one with stars, it's fab! :o)

  5. These are both wonderful! I am totally loving the first one with all the is fabulous!! Great job with CPS sketch 168!


  6. Beautiful cards Deb!! I hope you are doing well. Crazy here, especially with graduation.

  7. Hey, Deb!

    Love the cards! I thought everyone would grabt he hip2be set too! I used the thanks2you set. ;)


  8. GOsh I think I want to start all over and do mine again.. LOLOLOL
    These are BEAUTIFUL!

  9. I love your card, so I "cased" you! Check out my card at
    Thanks for the inspiration!