Wednesday, April 29, 2009

DCBD 125 ~ A sketch challenge

Time for another week to join the Diva's Coffee Break Design team for a sketch challenge. I had so much fun making the first card, I made a second for this weeks challenge! This beautiful stamp set "for all you do" will not be available until the July 2009 release of the stampin up Idea book and catalog. It was a gift to all incentive trip achievers and given with a "make and take" packet in Hawaii. When I saw the sketch, even though I had been thinking it should stay on the shelf until we get closer to July, I pulled it off and mounted it to have a little fun.
First, I ran the white background through my bigshot with the swirly texture plate. I tied a ribbon on the designer series paper and used my eyelet border punch to create the design element on both sides of the DSP. I stamped the sentiment in chocolate chip and punched it out with the square punch, and layered that with the square scallop punch.

The inside of the card is almost more interesting than the front! I inked up the butterfly in baja breeze and "rock & rolled" it in chocolate chip to get the outside dark outline. I stamped off once and then stamped on the inside of the card. I also added a thank you which is also part of the stamp set.
Both of these cards are relatively simple and are really pretty. I think I cased myself for the second card. I made a card using DSP down a little further on my blog. This one has a little more white. I like clean and simple cards. This one was very similar put together. I used the bigshot for the background, and added some ribbon around that layer. I used a rubon right on the ribbon and markers to ink my images. I used the bojo blossoms punch to punch out my wise owl "dad" for this fathers day card. I know flowers are not typically masculine, but I think the half bead from the pretties kit works nicely as a center to the white flower button. They are both attached with a glue dot. Well, that's about all folks! I hope you have a chance to check out what the other diva's are doing today. I know I'll be grabbing a cup of coffee and moving down the list after I drop my little one at school. If you have time to play along, I'd love to see what you are making with this sketch too. It's a quick and easy one! I hope you have time to stamp something fun today.
Selene Kempton

11 comments:

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Both cards are very nice. I love the owl on your second card. Great job!

Kelly A. Swienton said...

Ooooo, I love your cards and color combos this morning, very very nice!

Tammy said...

Oh, Selene--this is so elegant!! I love it!!

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards Selene! I had just made a card using the Parisian paper and black as well, love it!

Krista Driessen said...

Love both of your cards ! Great what you did on the inside !!! Love it !

Lynn said...

Great cards!

Julie said...

Very pretty cards Selene! Great job on the challenge!

Shari Taylor said...

Very Pretty, I love both cards!

Christine said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the butterfly on the inside of your first card.

apigonfire said...

Love both of your cards! So soft and sweet, and simple! :)
~Kendra

carolm said...

this is just too darn cute! love it.

xoxo