Friday, May 14, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 151 (SSC151)

Good Evening To All!

I created the card for tonight's post a few weeks ago at my team meeting. It uses the Watercolor Trio stamp set from Stampin Up! So first, how about we do the measurements.

Base: Very Vanilla 11 x 4 1/4" folded and scored in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Crushed Curry 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Layer 3: Old Olive 4 x 5 1/4", ran through the big shot with the square lattice embossing folder.
Layer 4: Very vanilla 3 1/2" x 5 (cut with paper snips so that the rectangle edges wont show behind the frame).
Layer 5: Scallop Oval frame, cut from crushed curry card stock.

The ribbon is striped old olive and curry, simply draped over itself. I tied it together with a button, but never actually tied a bow, (well except on the linen thread). I love this way of making bows. I recently went to a double baby shower (two moms to be, three babies) and made these exact bows for the top of the baskets and they were just beautiful!

I just love this stamp set. I used markers to ink the image, then stamped off for the lighter image. This gives the "true watercolor" impression.

I hope you're inspired to play along with our sketch challenge this week over on Stamping 411. I can't believe we've been doing this for a year! We will have some special things happening next week, so make sure you visit and play along!

14 comments:

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

This is such a Beautiful Card. It's soft and bold and bright and sweet and so much more. I just love it. This could be a card for anyone. Great job!!!

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Love, love, love this card! So pretty! TFS! I'll be case'ing!

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely gorgeous - wow!

Kerin said...

Oh my goodness I love the colors you used for this gorgeous card! And that ribbon/button treatment, wow :)

Susan said...

LOVE your card, but it would need to be delivered by hand

Patti Chesky said...

Wowza Selene!!! Love this!!! I'm one of your BFFs.....so I am technically in your heart....so you need to mail me this card. LOL!!!!

Truly amazing, my friend!!! I am going to make one of the bows the next time I stamp!!!! Awesome!!

Lisa said...

I saw your creations today on Stampin' Connection and couldn't WAIT to visit your blog. You are soooooo talented and can't wait to see more.

gbarron56 said...

Selene -- it's another masterpiece! Love the colors that you choose and would never have thought they would be this beautiful together. And your bow is to die for! Great job, my friend! Blessings, Gretchen

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

So much gorgeous detail! Love the "cheats way" to tie the bows!!! FAB idea! Thanks, Selene! xxAxx

Anonymous said...

Well, Selene, I KNEW you had great taste ... you consistently use my favorite stamp sets, and you definitely do them with great flair and creativity! Another one I'll be CASEing!

Hugs from Colorado,
Crystal F

Stamp with Frenchie said...

Love this card and the BOW is stunning!

Robin Merriman said...

What can I say - this is just stunning! Love that bow so much - actually everything about the card is just beautiful! You're so talented, gf!

Margaret Raburn said...

Wow, your card is beautiful !!!!!! Love it! You're making me want that set more and more! (Well actually I already did but you're not helping, lol!)

Christel said...

This is beautiful! I need to get some of that wide grosgrain ribbon.