Friday, February 25, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 192 ~ Masculine Plane and Simple

Good Evening Friends!

What a wonderful week it's been! It was club week here at the studio and I got to see all my stamp club members over the course of the week!

We meet in the AM and at night for 1 hour sessions that last all week long.. it's really a blast! If you're local and want to come try out club, just let me know! With 27 members currently, I have 3 available slots open!

It's that time! Time to be inspired by another sketch from stamping 411 and some Gorgeous samples from our design team! All the design team samples are so different from one another, yet all so gorgeous.. If you have time you should really check out what they are up to.. So ~ every week we have a "sketch" which is just a place setting of sorts for you to take what YOU have, and USE it! try a sketch challenge on for size and see what you come up with, then link back to the site. You'll be sure to hear from a few of the operators who cant wait to see your work!

I double dipped this week and used my card for one of the projects for club (love that). Here are my measurements and more details!

Base : vanilla 11 x 4 1/4" scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: espresso 5 1/8 x 3 7/8"
Layer 3: Baja 5 x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: Espresso 3 1/8" square
Layer 5: Vanilla 3" square
Layers 6 and 7 were cut from scratch.. the paper banner is 1/2" thick..


Step 1: On Layer 3 (baja layer) stamp the background stamp on your paper.

Step 2: Lay the design side down on your texture plate platform facing the texture plate and run through the big shot on tab one with the silicone rubber and impressions pad.. (see tab 1 for directions

Step 3: take a sanding block and sand the now textured layer, to make the design show up a little more (the sanding will make the raised layer look a little lighter.

Step 4: Using your punches, punch some random scallops into a scrap paper to make a mask, then sponge baja ink onto your top layer (with the plane) to make clouds.

Step 5: ink up and stamp the airplane towards the bottom of your 3" square layer.

Step 6: stamp your desired sentiment (there are 3 in the plane and simple set) on your 1/2" scrap layer. Cut a V in each end to make a paper banner.. You also can manipulate this layer with your fingers to make the cardstock bow like a banner.

Step 7: Stamp your compass on scrap vanilla paper and cut it out (leaving a small white border all the way around). I used a mat pack to poke a hole in the center of my compass, and put a vintage brad through.. Doesnt that brad look like a compass? I also used the cropadile to punch holes out of the top of the compass, rather than trying to cut them with scissors.

Step 8: attach all your layers with tombo multipurpose adhesive (in the green tube) and use a dimensional for your compass.

Step 9: Using a marker and spritzer tool.. Spritz your card so that the ink splatters across the card for the aged appearance.

Step 10: address and send to your favorite guy! :D

A really simple card together, but the final card is just so beautiful. So ~ what do you think? Would you like to make one?

I hope you have time to play along with the operators this week. TGIF!
Rubbah hugs,

Selene Kempton


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

WOW!!!! I am so casing this one. Yippee!!! It's fabulous Girlfriend!

Connie Babbert said...

GREAT card, Selene! I love that brad in the compass... Like Lee, I'll be casing it for SURE!

ebeth9267 said...

What a fab-fabulous card. The antique brad is such a perfect addition. Thanks for the step by step instructions.

Denise Willerton said...

your card is wonderful Selene...and I agree...would love to case this! Have a great weekend :-)

Kerin said...

LOVE the vintage brad, it's the perfect touch!! All of the little extras you added are awesome, the texture, spritzing, and your sentiment reminds me of the banners you see being pulled behind a plane (usually while sitting on a beach during a hot summer afternoon aaahhhh!)

gbarron56 said...

Wow, Selene -- I think this was week for masculine cards (but I missed the memo). This is fabulous -- love the color combination. I'm inspired! Blessings, Gretchen

Lisa Hensley said...

I love how you used the diamonds impressions with the set - it's perfect!

Jen Timko said...

I love this card! The brad is perfect and I love the embossing use with the border stamp.