Friday, February 12, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 138

A little too much going on with this card perhaps? This is my stamping 411 card for this week.

You have got to see what my girlfriends did with this sketch. They are all so talented!

The thing that we hear (for feedback) over and over again, is that you love that we give measurements! This makes it easier for you to try a sketch out! I hope you'll play along this week!

I'm very sentimental when it comes to my cards for the troops.

Tonight was set aside for creating cards for the troops. My friend Robin Merriman gave me a whole box of card fronts that need to be made into full cards. These cards will go to Afghanistan and Iraq and be distributed, so our folks overseas will be able to have cards to send home to family.

This is the first time I inked this set up. I'm not sure that I love the outcome, but I love the meaning behind it and I'm determined to try again until I love it :)

This card measures 5 1/4" square. So here are my measurements:

Base is 5 1/4" x 10 1/2" scored and folded in half at 5 1/4"
Second layer: 5 1/8" square
Third Layer 5 1/4 x 1 1/2"
Fourth: ribbon
The main image is 3 1/4" x 2 3/4" and I matted that from there.

11 comments:

Connie said...

Very nice, Selene...I like how you expanded the card into a larger size!

Connie said...

Oops...didn't finish! I also like how you made the ribbon accent! Great job!

Patti Chesky said...

It's perfect!!!! I love the colors.....so appropriate for the focal image on this card!! I especially love the ribbon treatment mirroring the image on your background. So nice!!

Stampinginbedford said...

Love your card - very inspirational. Thanks for sending cards to our troops. The ribbon loop to remember our troops is perfect.
Priscilla

Robin Merriman said...

Wonderful job on this! I love anything patriotic and this card is perfect! It also reminds me that I need to send you some envelopes and cardstock for those card fronts!
xoxo

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is a great card Selene!! That stamp is perfect and I love how you did the ribbon!! Thanks for yet another awesome sketch!! You ROCK!!

Melissa said...

Love the color scheme! Very nice card!

njburk said...

What a great idea--cards for the troops!
Love what you did with this one!

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

I've been trying to get to this post for a few days. This is such a wonderful card in more ways than just art. It's is wonderful that it is so from the Heart!!! That's you all the way!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful design and lovely tribute!

stamperbeth said...

What an awesome card! I really like how your ribbon matches the background. Great card!