Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge

Good afternoon friends!

I have to say, the picture does not do this card justice, and I'm having trouble with my photoshop... I hope I can get it fixed this week.. I edited this in a backup program so I could get it posted... Total bummer!

Written earlier:
Finally Tuesday and I have a few minutes to breath here before my crew comes in for stamp club tonight.. This card was **almost**one of my club projects, but I didnt have enough SALE A BRATION designer paper left to use all one color for the 6 panels in the background.. Out of my comfort zone a little, this is very bright using the multiple patterns. I really {heart} this sketch from Karen Giron over on her blog Sweet Sunday!

It IS bright, cheery and summery... This card actually uses two different SAB sets. The flowers are from Sweet Summer, and the whimsical sentiment from the "So Happy For You" set. Both sets, and the designer paper, {oh and the buttons} shown are available for FREE with every $50 in purchases you make (merchandise total) with Stampin' Up! Such a cool time of year!

Anyway, I stamped the image in stoft suede, and used blender pens and ink pads to color the sweet, whimsical image. On the blue strip across, I stamped the floral pattern in versamark. The very vanilla circle was punched from the 2 1/2" circle by Stampin' Up! and I used the 3" circle die from the mini catalog for the pacific point base.

The tricky part was cutting the 6 rectangles, they measure, 1 5/8" x 1 7/8" tall...

So my measurements are:
Base: Crumb cake card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: 6 pieces of dsp measuring 1 5/8" wide x 1 7/8" tall
Layer 3: 1 x 5 1/2" strip of pacific point card stock
Layer 4: 3" pacific point die cut ~ sizzix machine
Layer 5: 2 1/2" circle vanilla ~ from a punch

I used linen thread to dress up the button with the delicate bow. I have another hour or two before my next club crew come to visit! I'm always in a good mood on club weeks! I just miss everyone!

I also want to tell you that I have some surprises coming for you in the next few weeks! I hope you'll be as excited as I am with the developments. I hope you have time to stamp4fun this week!

Rubbah hugs,


Rose said...

Love your card, a great way to use of designer paper pieces!! I will have to make one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Krista Driessen said...

Gorgeous card Selene !