Time again for another Stamping 411 Sketch…#151…wow…the weeks just FLY by, don't they? This week's sketch challenge was fun. I actually did it TWICE! Long story…lol! Good thing next week's sketch looks similar to this one!
As you can see from my card, my shape is a rectangle instead of an oval. I wanted to use the Happy Father's Day greeting from Stampin' Up!'s All Holidays. This set is one of my favorite greeting sets! I will keep it in my stash even after it retires (whenever it does…no, I don't know anything!)
I started with a base card of Not Quite Navy. Then I used the Travel Journal Designer Paper…I cut it so that it looks like two different patterns are on the one background piece. Gives it a little interest. I wrapped the 1 1/4" Striped Pumpkin Pie Ribbon around the middle and secured it in the back. Since my greeting was a little plain, I stamped it once with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink on Very Vanilla, then stamped it again with Not Quite Navy and cut it out, layering it over the Pumpkin Pie piece. I left room at the top for a couple Not Quite Navy brads.
My Cog Punch just came in my order yesterday. Have you ever SWORN that you bought something, then looked all over for it and couldn't find it? I just knew I had purchased it on my preorder last month. But, then remembered, that we couldn't preorder. So now it is finally in my possession! I punched three of the large cogs from Not Quite Navy and placed them along the side of the greeting.
Really, it is a pretty simple card! I just love the Travel Journal Designer Paper in the background! I can't wait to see what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators have come up with this week! I'm always amazed at how different each of our cards are…even using some of the same elements! I hope you take time to make up a card of your own with the sketch and post a link over on Mr. Linky at the Stamping 411 blog! Have a great weekend!