It's time for the Saturday Stamping 411 sketch challenge! Another sketch to get me creating this week…I like that! i've had so much going on that it has been hard to be in my studio…but that is where I'm hoping to spend most of the day! Well, except for watching the OSU Buckeye game! Go Bucks!
So I used Stampin' Up!'s stamp set, Growing Green, for my card today. You'll find that I took the sketch very literal and did it almost exactly as it is sketched! I also needed a special color combination card for another group that I've been a member of for years! I joined their challenge this week and we need to mail off one card to our partner! So, this is the card I made her!
I started with a base of Rose Red cardstock. I added some Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Paper to the front and then a Scallop Trim Border of So Saffron. I used the new Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon across the top of the DSP and tied a bow. I also added a row of the Pearls right along the ribbon…I think it really dressed up the ribbon!
For the focal piece, I stamped the rose flower in Growing Green with So Saffron Classic Ink in the background of the Whisper White. Then I stamped the same rose on scrap Whisper White with Black Stazon, and colored it with my AquaPainter and So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker. I cut it up and placed it with Stampin' Dimensionals on the front of the focal piece. With the smaller flower in that same set, I stamped it on scrap Whisper White in Black Stazon ink and used a Always Artichoke Marker to color it. I cut that flower shape into pieces so I could use it as leaves.
Finally, I stamped Just For You from Stampin' Up!'s Afterthoughts stamp set in Rose Red in the lower right side.
Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators did this week with the sketch. Then play along by uploading your card over there! Have fun!