Nov 06 2009

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge


it's Saturday!  Time for another sketch challenge from Stamping 411.  I must say, I love the sketches that Selene has been doing lately!  If you attend my classes, you'll see some of these as the basis for future cards we will do!  I'm combining this challenge with the Late Night Stampers challenge since the theme is masculine, I thought it fit that criteria.

I can't tell you the last time I used Stampin' Up!'s Lovely As A Tree set.  I know it has been in my stamping arsenal since I first began because I made one of my first swap cards at Convention using it!  It is just a timeless stamp set…good for every occasion!

I started with a base of More Mustard cardstock.  I ran the Really Rust layer thru the Big Shot with the woodgrain texturz plate and then stamped "Thankful Thoughts of You" from Grateful Greetings in the lower right corner.  I added a couple strips of designer paper from Autumn Meadows Designer Pack.  Then I stamped the tree with Chocolate Chip ink on Vanilla Naturals cardtock and used my sponge daubers to add the Really Rust, More Mustard and Garden Green colors to the tree and grass area.  I colored the trunk of the tree with Close to Cocoa Classic Ink and a Blender pen.  This piece was layered onto Chocolate Chip cardstock and placed on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Make sure to check out what the other Stamping 411 Operators did this week!  I'm sure their cards will be awesome!



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8 People have left comments on this post

Nov 6, 2009 - 11:11:25
Lee said:

I love this stamp set…the colors are so pretty Connie….Great job!!

Nov 7, 2009 - 12:11:21
jaydee said:

the colors are gorgeous together and I'm so pleased you used one of the lesser used stamps from this set – it works so well with the paper that you have chosen.  Fabulous coloring job, too, I might add!  Running the background paper through the Big Shot was just the right touch for this card.
thanks for sharing

Nov 7, 2009 - 06:11:47
Jenna said:

Beautiful card!! I love the colors you chose, and the background texture is perfect for this card!

Nov 7, 2009 - 10:11:42

Wonderful masculine feel.  I love this color combination.  Beautiful work Connie

Nov 7, 2009 - 11:11:16

Connie – I apologize if this comes through twice. I can't tell if it posted or not. Anyway, great job with this week's sketch challenge. I love the fall color colors on the tree combined with the DSP. Thanks and blessings, Gretchen

Nov 8, 2009 - 10:11:17
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this is beautiful.  I love the addition of the teal to make the warm colors pop.  I love great "guy" cards and this sure qualifies.

Nov 9, 2009 - 10:11:10

Just gorgeous, Connie –  I love the coloring on the tree and the texture with that dsp. Great job on this one!

Nov 14, 2009 - 05:11:27
tiffany said:

I love the texture you added to this card!! That texture plate screams wood!!! Great job!!