Nov 28 2009

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

It's Saturday and time for a new Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge!  I'm going to be brief…I'm trying to get my Christmas stuff up today and tomorrow…always so time consuming!  My husband says we need a smaller house so we don't have to put up so many things!  lol!  I do love it when it is up and finished!

Sketch 127 was a fun sketch!  I knew as soon as I saw Stampin' Up!'s stamp set, Season of Joy, in my stamping stash that it would be perfect for this sketch!

I started with a base card of Real Red, then layered on Old Olive card stock.  I ran a strip of Real Red thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder and wrapped the Old Olive Organdy Ribbon from Mistletoe package around it and tied a knot. 

I inked up the focal word stamp with my Stampin' Write markers in Real Red and Old Olive on Whisper White card stock.  I added three gold mini brads to the stamped poinsettia images and then layered it on Old Olive.  I placed this over the base card elements.  As a added touch, I punched the Curly Label Punch out of Real Red card stock and placed it under the focal element.  I had the Poinsettia flower already punched from another project, so I used some Stampin' Dimensionals and placed it in the upper left corner.  To make the Poinsettia, I punched two Real Red and one Old Olive with the 5 petal flower punch.  I used my Piercing Tool and punched a row of holes in each petal and leaf.  I cut out two petals for one leaf and one petal for the other and adhered behind two Real Red flower punches that I put together with three gold mini brads in the center.  I really like the added dimension the piercings give to the petals!

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators have done this week!

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8 People have left comments on this post

Nov 27, 2009 - 11:11:05

I love the clean lines you have going on here.  That's one of my favorite Christmas stamps.

Nov 28, 2009 - 08:11:36
Lee said:

I adore red and old olive together. You have done a fabulous job with this set. I love how you incorporated the two colors in the stamp with markers. Beautiful.

Nov 28, 2009 - 08:11:33

I love this card, Connie – the colors, the elements, and that focal image all work so well together! Super, super job!
That stamp is one of my favs and it's so nice to see you use it and so beautifully too!

Nov 28, 2009 - 11:11:39

Hi Connie — great card this week, as always. So very festive and love how you used the curly label punch on the bottom. Got to remember that little trick! Love the piercing as well! Thanks and blessings, Gretchen

Nov 28, 2009 - 08:11:20
tiffany said:

This is so pretty Connie!!!

Nov 28, 2009 - 10:11:04
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, another fabulous card!!!  I love the poinsettia element.  It's the perfect finishing touch for the focal image (which I love in the two colors).  Beautiful!!!

Nov 28, 2009 - 11:11:01
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, another beautiful card.  The poinsettia is a fabulous way to make the sketch work.  I love the two colors on the focal image.  Gorgeous!!!

Nov 30, 2009 - 10:11:39
Lisa said:

Your card is fantastic . The colors are marvelous. Love how you inked up the stamp with your markers. And the poinsettia is so pretty. And that ribbon adds just the right touch. what a lovely card!