Friday, August 13, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 164

Happy Weekend Everyone! TGIF!

I'm very excited to bring you another sketch for stamping 411. If you're a new stamper or a seasoned professional, sketch challenges are a great jumping off point when you're trying to design a card.

What a challenge does for me is, it takes one of the "decisions" out of the your card making process. :) When you do a color challenge... Same thing! You look at the colors and see what you have that will fit what you've done.

So moving on to my card for this week. This stamp set, Just Believe, from Stampin' Up! is one of my favorite new sets. I love the floral images and how there is a birthday, thank you, and inspirational saying... In addition there are a few floral images that I think are super versatile.

I chose to use Whisper white, Old Olive and Concord Crush. All the images are inked up with markers.

So here are my measurements... A little more detailed than normal, but that's a good thing, right?

Base layer: 11 x 4 1/4" scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8 (this is 1/8" smaller than the base layer and 1/8" larger than layer 3 ~ which is two lines on your paper cutter if you have 16 lines between the one inch marker)
Layer 3: 4 x 5 1/4" Layer 4: 3 3/4" square
Layer 4A: (i used the ribbon border punch to make the scallops, then attached it to the back of layer 4.. the strip was 3 3/4" long so it matched up perfectly.
Layer 5: (level 1 hostess set in color paper pack) cut to 3 5/8" (which is 1/8" smaller than layer 4.

All the layers above that were stamped on scraps and either cut or punched with punches. :)

I'm off to camp for the weekend! and I'm so excited! I hope you have time to play along with the stamping 411 operators and try a sketch this week! It's so much fun! I always try and see what everyone is doing and leave feedback, so join us wont you? :D

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton

17 comments:

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card Selene! Thanks for another awesome sketch...looking forward to playing along!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Stunning colour combo, Selene! Love it. I am determined to play along with Stamping 411 next week! Hugs Andrea xx

Patti Chesky said...

Oooooohhhhhh pretty! I am loving all this purple. You know I am a purple girl!!!

Just Believe is my favorite stamp set too! Just so stinkin' versatile!

Have fun camping! Hopefully it's cooler in the mountains than it is here!

Robin Merriman said...

So pretty Selene! Love how you used the stamp set here! Great job!

carolm said...

oh, i love it. maybe you should make me one like it. xoxox

Rose said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors and the embossed background. Wow, a couple of punches and you've knocked out a beautiful piece. I'm running to my stamp room now to see what I can do! Thanks for the inspiration.

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

This is so beautiful I love this color pf purple....it's so rich but soft at the same time. Love it. Have fun this weekend.

Kerin said...

Oh I love all of the purple on this card!! I'm a purple lover anyway, but the richness of this is extra special!

CherylAnn Robinson said...

Gorgeous card. I love the 411 sketches!

C@ro said...

So Pretty!

dining set said...

I am one of your biggest fans Selene. I really adore every art that you do. Just like this card. It is so beautiful. The color combination that you use is so perfect.

Diana Eichfeld said...

I'm loving the new Concord Crush and it looks great with this stamp set. Great pairing!

Gretchen Barron said...

stunning, Selene -- and you know purple is my favorite color. This is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Gretchen

Connie Babbert said...

Great colors on this Selene! That purple just POPS!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is just sooooo pretty Selene!! I believe this is my new fav color too!!!

Basslady said...

a fantastic thank you-card!

love the embossing and the paper!

xoxo silvi (germany)

Bette said...

A beautiful card and thanks so much for the instructions!! You do great work, Gal!!