Friday, November 13, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 125

Hey Everyone!

Another Fantastic sketch from the operators at stamping 411. This is a wonderful sketch that lends itself to making elegant cards in a hurry.

When you go to lay this out it may be a little confusing (at least it was for some of my stamping club members.

When building the layer behind the christmas tree. I laid the red layer down (on the diamond) then laid the flock on the square, and laid the white piece again on the diamond. I stamped my image on the diamond shape.

Here are the measurements.

Layer 1: 11 x 4 1/4”
Layer 2: 4 x 5 ¼”
Layer 3: 2 ½” square
Layer 4: 2 ½” square
Layer 5: 2 ¼” square
Layer 6: ¾” cardstock (from scraps) for the paper banner.

Directions for this card:
Step 1: Stamp your Merry Christmas on the ¾” piece of scrap whisper white
Step 2: Stamp the Christmas tree (taking care to do it on an angle) with real red on whisper white 2 ¼” square piece of cardstock.
Step 3: Add glitter with a 2- way glue pen.
Step 4: using the finial press die, emboss your second layer to add depth.
Step 5: assemble your card with adhesive and the merry Christmas banner using dimensionals.


Robin said...

I am a new follower. My daughter does a stamping group with you and shared your site with me. Love your ideas and they've got me ready to stamp! sign Amy's mom!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

This sketch is so different. I sure like that you chose just red and white - so clean looking - I keep forgetting about this little santa! Thank you for making me think about him again!
Great card Selene - thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

Erna said...

Wow, Selene, this is a very beautiful card!!

Connie said...

Very cute, Selene! Love the red/white combo!

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

I love the look of this....what a great Camp card. I'll be casing it.!
Thanks for the great sketch and inspiration.

Tiffany Bauer said...

I just love your card!!! That stamp set goes so great with the background texture you went with!! Awesome!!

Robin Merriman said...

Sweet and simple - I love it! Now, what image can I sub for the tree....don't have that stamp!
Hope you had a great craft fair!

Patti Chesky said...

Love the red and white together. It makes such a classy holiday card. Your cards make me so happy....lots and lots of texture.

sari hänninen said...

Hi there Selene!
I know it's been a while since I spoke 2 u about Stampin' up not being here in Sweden.
I think it's about time Sweden discovered the benefits of Stampin' up.
I just love the way u combine stamps, punches, papers and colouring pens.
Could u find out if it's at all possible 4 us in Sweden 2 start demonstrating your lovely products. Perhaps I could b the first "lady" doing so... :-).

RDH said...

This card is so striking!! I love the red and white together.
Heather RDH

Anonymous said...

I love the sketch. And I really love your card. All the red and white is quite beautiful. The embossed background is perfect. and the image you used goes perfectly.

jaydee said...

Selene - I love this card. The soft colors are fabulous. I love the textures and I the way you have cut the paper for the sentiment. gorgeous card. thanks for sharing
p.s. your cards for the troops have been boxed up and will be posted on Saturday - thanks for doing that!