Friday, September 25, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 118 & mini tutorial.

I had a blast making my stampin 411 card today. I came up with a great way to make scallops for the 1 3/4" circle punch.

I used the full size heart punch! It was super simple, really! I took four heart punches and layered them on top of one another in the back and stuck them together. I was so excited that it lined up perfectly all the way around!







Can I get a whoop whoop??

My base layer is 4 1/4"x 11, scored and folded in half at 5.5 inches. Then I rounded all the corners and sponged that layer

The red layer is 4.5" x 2.5"
The soft suede layer is 4.5" x 1"
The striped DSP is 1/2" x 4.5"

I used shimmer paint and a sponge dauber to add some sparkle to my tree, then added crystal effects to make ornaments.

Super simple, super elegant! I love what the operators have come up with this week too. Please go to our post and play along! I can't wait to see what you create with this sketch!

11 comments:

Connie said...

CLEVER!!! Way to go, Selene! Great card..

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

OMG!! What a great idea. I would never have thought of that.
How stinkin' cute is that!!! Great card.

melanie said...

So adorable, and it adds texture to your scallop! Super cool!

KAren Bernier said...

Whoop Whoop!!!

Sarah said...

Very Awesome lady.

RuthieB said...

That is wonderful!!! I love the huge scallops and that is so much easier than using circles!

amycara said...

whoop whoop! I love this Selene! I'm always looking for new ways to make scallops. You're da bomb!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so fun and pretty.

gbarron56 said...

Great idea with the circle punches to make the scallop circle, Selene! Will keep technique in mind for the future! Fun sketch this week. Thanks so much -- blessings, Gretchen

Phyllis said...

What an awesome idea to create a border using the hearts!!!!!

Leigh said...

Great idea using the heart punch. I like that card too.