Friday, November 20, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 126

Yet another Fantabulous Sketch from the operators at Stamping 411! This week's sketch looks a little bit more difficult than last weeks, but once you get cutting, you'll see that this one is a great sketch for using up scrap paper!

I cut my base out of our Bride Designer series paper and cut that down to 11 x 4 1/4", I scored it at 5 1/2" and folded in half. Next, I sponged all the edges of my white designer paper, and i think it makes them pop!

The bottom of my card uses two pieces of scraps that I had hanging around the studio. Both are cut to 4 1/4" long, the striped pattern is 1/2" tall, and the red patterned paper is 1" tall. I tied some leftover kraft colored ribbon I had laying around.. Boy I love that bow!

Next, I cut a scallop circle out of my big shot die, and cut a 3" circle to go inside. I quickly embossed dasher and added some white craft ink around the edges of both layers to make a frosty effect.

I'm into paper banners lately. Normally I attach them with dimensionals, but no need! The tombo multipurpose adhesive works like a champ and it's already got so much height!

I had a wonderful job with this weeks' sketch. Won't you come over to the 411 site and play along?

Sketches are a wonderful jumping off point when coming up with a design. I hope you have time to stamp something fun today!

Selene Kempton

8 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Just beautiful! I love that Bride paper as the card base - great idea! This card is so pretty all the elements just gel perfectly!
Great job!

Patti Chesky said...

Okay, I really have to get some of this Bride paper you all are using. Wowza!!!! Gorgeous card Selene!!

Robin said...

Just wanted to thank you for the catalog and cards! What a nice surprise to find in my mailbox after a long day. I posted info on my blog about you/your site. http://stitchingwitch.blogspot.com/2009/11/crafters-are-just-nicest-people.html

Thanks again, Robin

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

WOW!!! It amazes me all you have done with this little Dasher Stamp. It's gorgeous!!! Great elements to this card.....everything about it awesome.

RDH said...

This is a beautiful card. I love that image.......a must purchase!!! The way you did the sentiment is very creative, it pops right off the card.
Heather RDH

gbarron56 said...

Selene -- your treatment on this card makes Dasher look almost magical! Beautiful job, my friend! Blessings, gretchen

Erna said...

Lovely card Selene!!

rubberstampinzone said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You really have " it" I love how you've done the sentiment. the sponged edges, that paper.... And Dasher looks perfect in the circle.