I wanted to use Stampin' Up!'s new Sentimental Journey stamp set in a more feminine set of colors! I've only used it in the masculine colors that go along with the Travel Journal Designer Paper! So, I chose Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge (TSSC121) to come up with a layout for my set.
Well…you know how something gets stuck in your head! I wanted to use the luggage image in different colors, so I tried "forcing" it into the sketch. Hmmm…not so much! But, I thought I'd show you my first try, and show you how I worked it out! I'd love for you to leave me a comment and tell me which card you like better when I'm finished!
OK…the first one. I had the Scallop Circle #2 cut from Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper already in my scrap pile. I layered it on Pretty In Pink that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder. I layered that on Whisper White and then Crushed Curry. I wrapped the White Satin Ribbon around (to tone down the colors) and added the Miss You Already greeting from Really Retro (sorry…this was in my current stamp set storage…I didn't realize it had retired!) and punched with the Large Oval, then the Scallop Oval from Crushed Curry. I added the suitcases stamped in Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry Classic Inks. Everything was placed on the Melon Mambo base card.
So, for my next one, I decided to flip the sketch on it's side! I used the Razzleberry Lemonade print in the background and layered it on Crushed Curry cardstock. I brought the Pretty in Pink Scalllop #2 circle to the front. I ran it thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder for some texture. I wrapped the Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon and tied a knot, this added a little brightness to the darker colors. I stamped the greeting again and punched with the Large Oval, then the Crushed Curry Scallop Oval. I stamped the suitcases in Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry Classic Inks. Finally, this was placed on a base card of Rich Razzleberry.
So…ok…leave a comment and tell me which one YOU like better and why! I'd love to hear from you!
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