Friday, October 7, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 224 ~ 30 Minute Card

Here's a card that I literally threw together in 30 minutes... I made this card (late again) on Wednesday morning. I had about 30 minutes to create this card before leaving for work.

It started as a Christmas card and ended up as a birthday card. :D

When I saw the sketch over on 411. I instantly saw a present in the spot all the way on the right.. So funny what a little inspiration can lead to. This card came out kind of dark in the photo, but it's so darn sparkly in real life.. It's like poke you in the eye sparkle! :D

So how about some measurements?
Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4" marina mist.
Layer 2: whisper white, 5 1/4" x 4. embossed with the "brandy new" snow Burst embossing folder
Layer 3: marina mist taffeta with a big ol' double bow. :)
Layer 4: sparkle paper, cut to 2x5
I used a lot of punches...
1 1/4" punched out of the already embossed paper, and hidden in the layers.
1 3/8" circle punch out of scrap marina mist
1 1 /4" square punch for the white present,
1 3/8 square punch for the marina mist layer
large oval punch for the sentiment (came from the petite pairs stamp set)

Whew!! well that's all for today! We're headed to the mountains for some much needed R&R with a big group of camping friends! I haven't had a day off in about 3 weeks, so I'm looking forward to at least one day where I can sleep in and not get up to get someone off to school/work! :D

Please check out what my girlfriends are up to over on stamping411 this week. I cant wait to see their awesome creations!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton

7 comments:

LeAnne said...

Selene, you've outdone yourself...this is lovely!

Erna said...

what a very pretty card Selene!

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

Love it and the Glimmer Paper and that package....well it's just fab!!

Patti Chesky said...

What a fun idea!!!! Love the present sitting atop that super-sparkly paper!

Christine Crutcher said...

Break out the sunglasses! Love all the bling & dimension of your card

Lisa Hensley said...

I love the texture of this card!

Carrie Gaskin said...

So pretty Selene! I really love that little present and your colour choices on this one.