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Today's CCMC1 is a Sketch Challenge that I created for our first challenge. Check out what the other designers do with this sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary! I'm always amazed at how different everyone's cards are.
I decided to flip the sketch on the side. I started with a base of Soft Suede cardstock. I layered on Melon Mambo that I roughed up around the edges with my Cutter Kit Distressing Tool. I sponged some Soft Suede Classic Ink around the edges. Then I stamped the large rose pattern from Stampin' Up!'s Elements of Style in Soft Suede randomly in the background on another Soft Suede cardstock layer. I also distressed the edges and sponged around with Soft Suede Classic Ink. I wrapped the Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon around to the back, then created a bow in the front with two more pieces of the Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon folded into loops, then secured on the front with a Fire Square Rhinestone Brad. I stamped the rose image on Whisper White layer with Soft Suede Classic Ink, then stamped it again on scrap Whisper White, colored with the AquaPainter and Stampin' Write Markers in Melon Mambo and Soft Suede and cut it out. I placed it in the center of the Whisper White. I stamped For You with Soft Suede on Whisper White and punched with the 1 1/4 circle punch. I punched Melon Mambo with 1 3/8 circle and layered it. Then finally a Soft Suede Scallop Circle and pierced the holes in the scallops. The Melon Mambo layer was run thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder and sponged around the edges with Soft Suede Classic Ink. I love the vintage feel to this card and the colors!
Sets: Elements of Style (w118611, c120045)
Inks: Soft Suede Classic Ink (115637), Melon Mambo and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers (Asst 116329)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320), Soft Suede (115318)
Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon (115612), Square Fire Rhinestone Brads (109112), 1 1/4 Circle Punch (104403), 1 3/8 Circle Punch (104401), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Piercing Tool (105531), Mat Pack (105826), Cutter Kit (106958), Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder (117335), Sponge Daubers (102892)
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