Friday, May 11, 2012

Saturday Sketch Challenge 255

Good Evening Friends! 

It's time for another sketch from stamping 411!

Tonight's gorgeous sketch is by Gretchen Barron.  I had some leftover supplies from club still sitting out in the studio, so I changed a few things, a little nip an little tuck, and created this GORGEOUS card with Herb Expressions.  I purchased this set because of one of my BFF's Gina.  She loves it.  I love what SHE did with it... Then I bought the set.  It sat on my shelf, unmounted until it hit the retirement list. 

After putting it together I realized it has four wonderful sayings that I wished I had actually looked at! Isn't that crazy?

So the technique on this card is super simple.  You ink with a marker ONCE, then huff, stamp a bunch of times, until the stamp runs out of ink.  It looks like my lavender is blowing in the breeze doesn't it? 

The bow is VERY simple.. I cheated.  I made 4 loops, then "captured" the center of my ribbon with a brad.  I punched a hole in the layers beneath and put the brad through, then opened the brad backings to hold it on my card.  I did this before sticking it to my base layer, so the brad back is caught in between the layers we are unable to see.  :)  The satin ribbon is my favorite for really regal looking cards.  I'm going to miss it when I run out (and not before). :)

Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Wisteria Wonder 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 3: Whisper white 5 1/4" x 4:
Layer 4: Patterned paper (wisteria and concord crush) 5 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Layer 5 and 6: Wisteria wonder (embossed with vintage wallpaper) 3 x 3 1/2"
Layer 7: Concord crush 3 x 3 1/2"
Layer 8: Whisper White 2 7/8" x 3 3/8"

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight!  I'm off to a birthday party for my nephew! :)
All DAY dance rehearsals tomorrow for my little one!  :)  Have a wonderful mothers day weekend!



irishgalkelly said...

Stunning Selene! Oh my, I love your card! I have missed this set in the catty and need to give it a second look before the end of May. The colors are so pretty together, embossing, and sleek big bow are just gorgeous. I will miss this ribbon a lot. Hope we get to have something just as elegant to replace it with. My daughter had rehearsal tonight and her recital is Saturday. Such proud mommy moments! Enjoy yours!!

Karren said...

What a lovely card! I never looked twice at that set until I saw your card. And that ribbon is so rich-looking. Finishes the card off beautifully. Cheers Karren

inkedx2 said...

This is a beautiful card! I have loved this set for the great images. I am sad to see this one go.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous!! Love your lavendar blowing in the wind!! You are such an inspiration!

Sharon said...

Selene, I wanted to let you know that your card is gorgeous! I just love the repeat stamping of the floral images. And the color combo is simply pretty.
hugs, sharon w.
ps thanks for the instructions on your bow, which is prefect!

StampAcademy said...

Incredibly beautiful!

Erika Clark said...

I love that technique! Your card is really pretty :) Erika

Patti Chesky said...

Oh my!!!! This has to be one of your prettiest cards EVER!!!! It's perfect!!!!

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

OMG!!!! This is stunning!!!