Apr 23 2010

Stamping 411 – Peace Within


I haven't used Stampin' Up!'s Peace Within stamp set for a long while, so I pulled it out today to use with the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge!  I don't always enjoy coloring, but today I was in the mood! 


I started by stamping the basket of flowers image in Basic Brown on Whisper White and watercolored with my AquaPainter and Watercolor Crayons.  I don't use those as much as I should either!  I layered it on Regal Rose.   In the empty corner, I used my Piercing Tool and the Mat Pack to make a punched design.


I ran the background Whisper White thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder that will be in the Summer Mini.  LOVE the texture it makes!  I wrapped some Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon around it and placed it on the Regal Rose base card.  I added the punched Jewelry Tag stamped with Tiny Tags stamp set and Linen Thread.  Pretty simple card…but then the sketch was simple!


I hope you try out the sketch and link with Mr. Linky over on Stamping 411.  We'd love to see what you do with it!  I know I'm always anxious to see what the other design Operators have done with the sketch!



8 People have left comments on this post

Apr 23, 2010 - 10:04:50

I have to tell you ~ this is my FAVORITE card from you, for the 411 to date.  This is just a masterpiece!  Amazing coloring, attention to detail, sweet new embossing folder, awesome bow, and paper piercing… Whew!!!! I REALLY LOVE THIS ONE!!!

Apr 24, 2010 - 07:04:31
Kerin said:

LOVE this card!! That embossing folder looks like a basket texture!! Gorgeous coloring too 🙂

Apr 24, 2010 - 09:04:27
Clara said:

What a beautiful card! Love the softness and your coloring is great. This background embossing folder is a must have for me!

Apr 24, 2010 - 09:04:53
Robin G. said:

This is a really pretty card. Love the colors and the spring- feeling it gives. Great job!!

Apr 24, 2010 - 10:04:47

Very pretty…love the simplicity of this. The new texture is great!

Apr 24, 2010 - 10:04:49

This is such a pretty card – I love that stamp set and what you did with it.  It's being saved to my favourites for sure.  I admire your work.

Apr 25, 2010 - 02:04:02
Lee said:

This is just beautiful Connie.
Bright and crisp, yet elegant and sweet. It's a definite WOW!!!!

Apr 25, 2010 - 06:04:55
Jan Hoyt said:

This is GO-JUS Connie….like everything else you do!  But I have to agree that I just love this new embossing folder, what a great look!  and the nice simple layout of the card really makes you appreciate the background.  TFS!  Jan Hoyt   http://www.inkerzaway.blogspot.com