Sep 12 2009

Stamping 411 – Sketch 116

Well, this is going to be REAL quick!  I’m trying to get out of here to head for the Cincinnati Regionals (Friday…I’m preposting).  I get to meet up with some people I only get to see at Convention and Leadership, so that makes me happy!

Selene did another great job with the sketch this week.  Not too hard, not too easy (sometimes those easy ones are the hardest to do, in my opinion!)

I started with the set, Tree Trimmings, that we got as part of our Convention packet!  I like the various sized ornaments in this set.  I stamped it on Very Vanilla with Versamark and embossed it with Gold EP.  I layered it on Soft Suede and Brushed Gold cardstocks.  (I love the combo of Soft Suede and Very Vanilla…so rich looking!)  I added a layer of Very Vanilla behind it and stamped the message from the Christmas set Many Merry Messages in Soft Suede.  The layer of Soft Suede was embossed with the pretty embossing folder, Plenty of Petals.  I layered that on Brushed Gold again, and finally the base card of Very Vanilla.  Now, the part I’m not sure shows up real well is the Pretties flower.  I smashed it into Versamark and embossed it with Gold EP, too.  Then added a Very Vanilla half pearl in the center.  It looks shinier in the picture than it really is…

OK…got to run!  Have a great weekend and don’t forget to play along with the Stamping 411 Operators!  Upload your card to your Blog or Gallery, then link the direct post to our Blog thru Mr. Linky!

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9 People have left comments on this post

Sep 11, 2009 - 09:09:50
Jan M said:

Awesome card…..thanks for your inspirations

Sep 12, 2009 - 12:09:19

Connie — you hit a homerun with that embossed flower from the Pretties kit! Can’t wait to try this idea! Great Job. Blessings, gretchen

Sep 12, 2009 - 08:09:29

LOVE the gold flower! Never thought to do that before!
Have fun at the regional today – I wish I could be there!

Sep 12, 2009 - 09:09:27

This is so beautiful Connie! I love all the detail on the layers.

Sep 12, 2009 - 11:09:37
Lee said:

OMG!!!! The Pretties Kit Flower…that’s amazing. I was wondering wher you got the flower. Fabulous!

Sep 12, 2009 - 09:09:24
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this is so elegant. That gold flower is amazing!! Hope you had a fabulous time at regionals!!

Sep 12, 2009 - 11:09:02
Lisa Kmiec said:

I LOVE this card. Soft suede and gold look great together! Very elegent and rich looking. Love it!

Sep 13, 2009 - 02:09:21
Caro said:

Very elegant. A beautiful card.

Sep 15, 2009 - 11:09:12
Tiffany said:

This is so pretty and I love the gold embossing!! It was great to meet up with you at the Regional!! I had a blast!