Jan 07 2011

Botanical Gazette

Time again for the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge!  We have another fun sketch for you to try! 



Based on the sketch design, I went looking for some designer paper that had a big random print on it.  The new Botanical Gazette Designer Paper is really prettier in person than it shows in the Occasions catalog!  I found the piece that had the beautiful sketch bird on it and used that for my focal piece.  I really like the collage effect!  With only a tiny bit of stamping, this card came together very quickly!


I started with a base of Marina Mist cardstock.  Then I used the two pieces of Designer Paper, the bird and then a complimentary smaller bird pattern across the bottom.  To hide the seam, I ran a length of Sticky Strip and placed my Early Espresso Satin Ribbon across, gathering it just a tiny bit in one area.  Using Linen Thread,  I hung the two Jewelry Tag punches with For You from Fabulous Phrases stamped on them.  I thought it needed a little bling, so I used my strands of adhesive Pearls along the middle of the Satin Ribbon!


It doesn't necessarily look simple, but it really didn't take very long to pull it all together!


Make sure to check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Design Team to see how they interpreted the sketch this week!  Then play along and upload your creation over on Mr. Linky!


I'm so excited…in just a few more sleeps, I'll be seeing most of my Stamping 411 Design Team buddies at Leadership!  Kerin is the only one who couldn't make it this year…bummer!  Can't wait, girls!


7 People have left comments on this post

Jan 7, 2011 - 09:01:34

Love the pearls on the ribbon, Connie — just beautiful! Blessings, Gretchen

Jan 7, 2011 - 09:01:10

This is lovely!  The DSP is so pretty and your embellishments just add to it!  Love the pearls and tags!

Jan 7, 2011 - 09:01:23
Lee said:

What a great use of this DSP…..and that black ribbon and pearl treatment are to die for.

Jan 8, 2011 - 09:01:35
Kerin said:

Looks like we had the same thought!! Love your card, and the added black ribbon & pearls are perfect!!

Jan 8, 2011 - 11:01:07

oh my goodness!  More use of this gorgeous paper!  I think I'm going to have to break mine open!  Beautiful job Connie!  See you next week!

Jan 8, 2011 - 04:01:07

This is a really lovely card.  It has a really soft and dreamy feel.  Love the pearls.

Jan 8, 2011 - 08:01:19
Pat S. said:

This is an absolutely perfect card!  I am looking forward to getting this beautiful DP.