Jun 12 2009

Bloggers’ Challenge 103 – Sketch

OK…I’m writing this for the SECOND time since my post just decided to DISAPPEAR on me!  Grrrrrr…

Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge was to use this sketch to create a card.  When I first saw it, I thought Lisa was really trying to stump us!  But, after I used it…I found I really liked it!  I’ll use it again!

I started with a base of Kraft cardstock and layered on a strip of floral pattern in Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Paper.  It is Specialty because the DSP is cardstock weight and wonderful to work with!  I added a strip of Not Quite Navy to the Kraft base, too.  Then I used the checked pattern in Parisian Breeze DSP for the horizontal piece and wrapped some Kraft Taffeta Ribbon around it before adhering it to the base card.

For the focal point, I stamped the puff flower from Heartfelt Thanks in Baja Breeze ink several times on Naturals White cardstock that I spritz with water first.  It gave it a very watercolor look.  I stamped the stems in Kiwi Kiss.  Let it dry and then I stamped the outline puff flower stamp in Not Quite Navy over top.  I can’t tell you how long it has been since I used Heartfelt Thanks…at least 4 years!  I did a big stamp camp with it, so my set has seen lots of love, but for some reason it got pushed to the back of my sets!  Now that it is retiring, I want to use it some more!

I need an anniversary card for my Brother and his wife, so I stamped Cheers to You (from Cheers to You stamp set) in Not Quite Navy on Naturals White cardstock, and punched with the 1 1/4 circle punch.  I layered it on a 1 3/8 Kraft circle, then I layered it onto a Scallop Circle punched in Not Quite Navy.  But wait!  That doesn’t look like a scallop circle!!!  That is because I put the scallop circle back into the punch, turned it slightly so I could punch again and get the spiked scallops.  Love it!  I placed it with dimensionals in the lower left corner.

Last, I added some Dew Drops that I had sitting on my shelf to the Not Quite Navy strip.  You could also use mini brads, but I had already adhered that strip and didn’t want to pull it up.  I like how that added a little something extra.

Don’t forget!  Tomorrow is the Stampin’ Addicts Bon Voyage Blog Hop!  Stop by any time between 12:00 N tomorrow and Tuesday at midnight and take the Blog Tour featuring 34 different retiring stamp sets…a different set on each stop.  You will be sure to get lots of great ideas on using those stamps.  Make sure you come back here and place your order for those Last Chance stamp sets and accessories!














17 People have left comments on this post

Jun 12, 2009 - 10:06:04

Connie this is such a pretty card. I love the blues and kraft colors together. Super use of those slightly older images – ahem – I still have mine and love them.

Jun 12, 2009 - 10:06:43

Very cute! I really like the colors you used.

Jun 12, 2009 - 11:06:09
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, I love how the colors are so soothing. It is a beautiful card.

Jun 12, 2009 - 11:06:29

Very pretty! Love the colors.

Jun 12, 2009 - 12:06:56

Very pretty, great color combination!

Jun 12, 2009 - 12:06:40
kim howard said:

very pretty card, love the color combination and hope you have a very Happy Birthday tomorrow!!!!

Jun 12, 2009 - 12:06:12
Ida said:

Lovely card. The colors and papers look great together. I like the dew drops down the side.

Jun 12, 2009 - 05:06:05
Nikki said:

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that DP…and the set is perfect with it! {SMILESl}

Jun 12, 2009 - 08:06:36
Rachel Hope said:

Very pretty!

Jun 12, 2009 - 09:06:36

Nice job, Connie. All your elements came together so well!

Jun 12, 2009 - 09:06:33


Jun 13, 2009 - 12:06:47
Lori said:

Pretty color combination! Love the watercolored look of the flower images, too.

Jun 13, 2009 - 09:06:13
Lisa B. said:

Very lovely card! Love the extra touch that the Dew Drops add!

Jun 13, 2009 - 12:06:12
BarbaraD said:

How lovely this is!! And you are right…..a whole different look from the one I posted with the same sketch and the same set! Isn’t amazing how versatile these sets are?!! You’ve done a fabulous job as always….I love it!

Jun 13, 2009 - 10:06:05

Beautifully done Connie! Your blossoms turned out lovely and I really like the blue and kraft together! 😀

Jun 13, 2009 - 10:06:28

Very pretty Connie. What a beautiful card.

Jun 14, 2009 - 10:06:44
Claudia said:

WOW, what a great card – I LOVE the color combo!