Friday, January 15, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 134

Well, It's Saturday Sketch time again from your operators at the Stamping 411 Blog.

I really Do love the sketch this week, but I struggled... So much so I made two cards.

The first one, I think I did way too much to. However, I got some new goodies, and when I started to play, i just couldn't stop! Good design is sometimes knowing when to stop! Anyway, I stamped the center image from the petal pizazz stamp set. I cut that out and crumpled it up. I punched three more shapes from the new XL flower punch, added some chocolate ink and crumpled them up! When I was done and started to put the layers together, I added one of the large glue dots to the center, then smooshed it into my pretty in pink beads to make the center of my flower.

Notice the cool embossing down the side? Well, I got an extra embossing folder by accident. I used my tabletop cutter from stampin up and cut it into pieces. one of the pieces has 4 across, another has 6 and another just more.. :) It makes it easy to make a strip of dots!

I used the XL bird punch to make the bird, and attached him using tombo multipurpose adhesive. A labor of love, but I think I did too much! For the second card, I tried to make it more simple.

I think I succeeded with the second card. I had a class here tonight showing the new clear mounted stamp sets and this was what I was stamping when they arrived. I think they would agree that this card is stunning in person, but the photo doesn't do it justice.

Too cute! Fun Sketch! I hope you have time to play along over on the 411 blog this week!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

The cards are beautiful! I'm almost brave enough to try one of these myself!
marsha

Stampinginbedford said...

Just love your cards. Great way to use the DSP and don't you just adore the bird! How do you make the flower - spectacular.

Robin Merriman said...

Well I love them both, but I {heart} the first one! It's not too much! That flower is just gorgeous! TFS,gf!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love both too Selene!! The first one just blows me away, I love the added center to the flowers!!!!

Corie said...

WOW both of these are gorgeous

Patti Chesky said...

Selene, both cards are so wonderful. I love the CAS look of the second one best. Although, the flower on the first one is stunning.

Ruth M said...

Wow, both your cards are great but I particularly love your birdie flower card, fabulous!

Debbie Henderson said...

Selene, your cards are both beautiful. I am going to have to steal your idea of the impressions folder!

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

These are fabulous! I love them both. The 2nd one for me is very chic and classy!

Kay Kalthoff said...

Great cards, Selene! Really love the flower aspect of the first card.
Kay

Tara Bilbao said...

I love both of these cards. The flower one the first is amazing. I'll have to try that one - just fabulous.

Connie said...

This is beautiful, Selene!

Carrie Gaskin said...

These are both awesome! I love your work.