Friday, December 16, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 234

Good Evening Friends!

Boy did I have fun playing with some of my new loot! Tonight is my last class of the year and boy, I cant wait to start playing!

When I saw this week's sketch, I was thinking, that's not CAS, but I'm really happy with the result. This gorgeous sketch from Gretchen made a wonderful card and I'm excited to be mailing two of these out to my downline.

Let's start with some measurements:

Base: real red, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: shimmer white 5 x 3 3/4" stamped with hearts and sponged
Layer 3: shimmer white 5 1/2" x 1 3/4", then edged with the heart border punch
layer 4: red 5 1/2" x 1 1/2", embossed
Layer 5 and 6: well, we'll talk about those in a minute.

Now a recipe:
Stamps: Take it to Heart stamp set, and Loving Thoughts stamp set (occasions mini sneak peek)
Ink: Real red
Paper:Real red and shimmer white
Accessories: (here's where I had fun). Hearts collection framelit dies, Adorning Accents Embossing folders (now I cant show a picture of the product yet, but there are three. This one makes the strip of hearts going across the middle). Real Red Satin ribbon 5/8", tombo multipurpose adhesive, stampin sponges.

The NEW framelit dies are WONDERFUL to work with. You stamp your image, then put the frame on top and cut. They only do one at a time, but it's like a punch, you can see where you're going. They are AWESOME! There is no die for the banner, I cut that one by hand (smiles).

When I made this card I wanted to use some of my red satin ribbon, and I thought of a card I saw (mostly white) from my buddy and past operator Robin Merriman. She made a card with this image. When I sat down to play, I wanted to use this one too! It's so cool how we all inspire one another. If you'd like to try this sketch or see other cards made with this sketch, head on over to stamping411 where you can see other samples from my friends and perhaps play along if you have a minute or two!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton

6 comments:

LeAnne said...

LOVE this, Selene!! The red & white is so striking!

Patti Chesky said...

Ooooohhh! Look at all these sneak peeks! My favorite part is the heart embossing folder. It sure packs a lot of punch!

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

Love this!! Hope you don't mind if I case it!

Tammy Fite said...

Love it!!! The hearts in the background are so cute!

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful card Selene! I saved it to my Pinterest for future inspiration! Here's the link: http://pinterest.com/pin/242420392411733078/

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is so pretty!! I can't wait to break out my stamp set after seeing this card!!