Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Technostamper Challenge

I tried to get a card done yesterday for Mary Jo's Technostamper challenge. It didn't happen.. However ~ today is a new day, and one of my long time customers/friends is looking for a gift certificate. I had to make the sketch a bit longer for the size of my gift certificate. The certificate was 3 1/4 x 8" So my "holder" is 8 1/2" x 3 1/2".

I think the sketch lends itself well to a long style card, so I thought today, when I needed a gift certificate holder, that it would be perfect for what i needed. I think I may have made it even longer than the sketch but, that's ok..

What I learned ~~ After adding the little lip for the paper to sit in, I had to cut my certificate down a bit to fit. Sticky Strip is 1/4" thick, but even on the edge you need to account for another 1/8" of an inch on both sides at least.

I used crushed curry, ruby red, and soft suede markers to ink up my image and I stamped it on very vanilla cardstock. I cut that focal point down to 2 1/4" x 4 1/2" and then matted it with a piece of soft suede cardstock.

The ribbon sitting on top of the below view, is just hanging there. That is how I am keeping the envelope closed. I think it looks really beautiful above, when the designer series paper frames where the ribbon sits going across and that part stays true to the sketch. What a great sketch Mary Jo! I'm going to try and start playing along more! Beautiful!

Would you like to play along too? Check out the lunch time Monday sketch here!

9 comments:

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love this!!!

Basement Stamper said...

what an awesome idea!! Love it!

Shell said...

WOW....absolutely gorgeous. love the way you ink the flowers up, that is really pretty.

Shell

MJ said...

This is fabulous. How beautiful. Love those colors on the flowers. Great job, thanks so much for playing along.

Leigh said...

I like your certificate holder. Gorgeous colours.

rozie640 said...

Very pretty, I love those two toned flowers.

melanie said...

very pretty!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Very pretty Selene!!

Juliet A said...

Beautiful and clever - I love the inking on the flowers, and adding the lip to hold the certificate is really good.