Jan 22 2010

Like-O-Meter – SSC 135


Today is Stamping 411's Sketch Challenge #135!  This one, although it looks very simple, gave me just a little trouble.  I think because of the stamp image I chose.  The position of the image had the white space in the lower right corner, instead of the upper left where I needed to put something because of the sketch.  I compromised by putting a little something in both locations!

I love Stampin' Up!'s whimsy sometimes.  LIke this single stamp, Like-O-Meter in the back of the Occasions Mini!  I especially like the "a lot but not like a stalker" words!  Too funny!  My friend, Cassy, gave out a CUTE swap card at Leadership using this set!

I started with a base card of Real Red cardstock.  I added a piece of Sending Love Designer Paper and layered it on Basic Black cardstock.  On the left side of the Basic Black, I used the Pinking Hearts punch along the edge.

I stamped the Like-O-Meter image in Basic Black on Whisper White, then colored in the themometer with the Real Red Stampin' Write marker up to …a lot but not like a stalker.  I added a very light coat of Crystal Effects over top of the red.  You need to be careful because the marker is water based and will run if you add too much.  When dry, I punched the Small Heart in the lower right corner, then layered it on Real Red, then Basic Black cardstocks.  Finally I added a Black Gingham Bow to the upper left corner.

Too fun!  I love it!  I think my hubby will get this for Valentine's Day…not too girly looking so he should like it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

10 People have left comments on this post

Jan 22, 2010 - 10:01:24
Patti Chesky said:

I bought this stamp just for the "stalker" sentiment.  I used it for an organized swap I was in before Leadership.  Love it to pieces!!!!
Your card is adorable!!!  I love the pinking heart border.  It balances the card out beautifully. 
The Crystal Effects thermometer just makes this card!!!! 
Have a fabulous weekend!

Jan 23, 2010 - 12:01:03

Super cute card!  I love the punch and paper you used.  I also love that you used crystal effects on the thermometer to make it shiny hot!  Very cool!

Jan 23, 2010 - 09:01:51
Kerin said:

Hi Connie! I love your card…that stamp set is SO cute, and I always giggle a little when I read the line that you've used on your "how much I like you" thermometer, it's my favorite one!

Jan 23, 2010 - 01:01:34
Jackie Bultje said:

I love your card, great colours and layout and free advice too. Thanks a lot!!

Jan 24, 2010 - 08:01:43
Lee said:

Oh I wish I had gotten this set. This is just the cutest thing. Sparkly paper and all. It's just perfect!!!

Jan 24, 2010 - 03:01:01

The black sets this card off perfectly – love that new border!  This is such a cute image.  You ladies do a wondderful job at Stamping411 – thank so much for showcasing my card last week!

Jan 24, 2010 - 09:01:36
Cassy Miller said:

Hi Connie!  WOWSA!  I love that you liked my card swap to use for inspiration! How cool is that! Miss you girlfriend!  I hope you are doing well! XOXO.
Love you much…. but not like a stalker! LOL!

Jan 25, 2010 - 08:01:41
Ruth M said:

What a fun card!  Love the dramatic colour combo and how you added gloss!

Jan 25, 2010 - 07:01:41

Great job with this stamp Connie! It's perfect for this sketch. I own that stamp and am having a mojo block with it – you have inspired me!

Jan 25, 2010 - 08:01:15
jaydee said:

Connie… there ya go again… enabling me…. I didn't want this stamp and now.. I want the stamp – AND THIS CARD!  Love your color choices, LOVE your treatment of the thermometer, love the ribbon, love the border punch treatment… oh OK… I love all of it!
thanks for sharing this fabulous creation