Friday, February 11, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 190 ~ Shadowed Stamping Sympathy

Good Evening Friends!

It's time for another sketch challenge from your operators at stamping 411. This is Gretchen's week at the sketch board and I just have to say, I {heart} this sketch! I can see this one being one that I will go back to over and over again.

Unfortunately, I need some sympathy cards. At first glance, this stamp set, Nature Walk is not one that I would purchase. Having seen so many amazing samples with it, I was left feeling inspired.... and now I don't want to put it down!

I used the "stamp off" technique to get the shadowed stamping in the background. So I inked up with markers and "huffed the back of the stamp", stamped full strength. then immediately stamped again to create the shadow stamping.

How about some measurements...
Base: 11 x 4 1/4" (Vanilla)
Layer 2: 4 x 5 1/4" (Vanilla)
Layer 3: 2 x 4 7.8" (Artichoke)
Layer 4: 1 7/8" x 4 3/4" (Botanical Gazette DSP)
Layer 5: 3 7/8" x 2 7/8" (Artichoke)
Layer 6: 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" (Vanilla)

I also used Marina mist Satin Ribbon, and a gorgeous Vintage Brad to finish it off! I used the finial press embossing folder on the second layer. Soft and beautiful, I think I may have a new favorite color combination. I'm happy that this is going in the mail, even before this post will hit my blog, but sorry about the reason I need to send it. :D

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! TGIF!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton

21 comments:

gbarron56 said...

Hey Selene - so glad you liked the sketch! And what a beautiful card -- Love, love, love the colors! Fabulous! You have inspired me, in more ways than one! Blessings, Gretchen

Robin Merriman said...

Consider this cased, gf! I too need some sympathy cards this week and why reinvent the wheel when I can share your beautiful design. Just gorgeous, gf!

Judy Marshall said...

So pretty...I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Judy

Kim Singdahlsen said...

This is absolutely stunning while still being very calming. A perfect sympathy card. I am sorry that you need to make the card, but someone will experience a moment of peace and awe when they receive it.

Kerin said...

Selene you knocked it out of the park (again!)...this card is simply beautiful, love the colors & softness...perfect sympathy card :)

craftystamper said...

Beautiful sympathy card. I would never have thought to use that stamp set for that particular event, but it works and I love it.

joyce pacer said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Basslady said...

a fantastic card...even if it is for a sad reason...

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry you needed to make sympathy cards. My thoughts are with you.

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog for my first sketch challenge. I was so nervous to link it up after seeing all the amazing cards others make. I'm so happy to have found something SO helpful for me... I love that there are some "starter" dimensions for cutting too, so I don't have to spend 1/2 hour figuring that out!

fran said...

This is so beautiful! I saw it on Splitcoast and had to jump over here just to see it again!

Patti Chesky said...

I just got this stamp set yesterday at the regional meeting. Your card is stunning! I love the colors, the shadow stamping and the softness of it!

Robbie said...

This is a very pretty card. Love it!

Robbie

njburk said...

Your card is ever so pretty my friend!

Lisa Hensley said...

I love everything about this card!

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

You are still on a roll girlfriend!!! You're cards are stupendous lately. Fabulous!

Meighan Wheller said...

This card is lovely Selene. So soft and striking. Regards Meighan

Stephanie Uzee said...

I love the colors and it seems so soft in detail. Great Sympathy card!

Christine Miscia said...

Love your shadow stamping - looking forward to getting this set now after seeing your lovely card.

Connie Babbert said...

Love this set done in BLUE! Wow!!!

Created By You said...

LOVE this card Selene.. so very pretty!
Hugs,
Sharon F

Dale Morin said...

Beautiful card. I believe this is yet another of your cards I will have to case. TFS