It’s Saturday, and time for another Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge! SSC108 is VERY simple…in fact, so simple that I kind of struggled with it! Sometimes less can be a lot harder to work with, than more!
For my card, I wanted to use a new set, C is for Cat! I had to have it, because it reminds me of my little cat, Bleach! I also thought the verses in it were SO appropriate. And, I’ve had occasion to need the little sympathy verse, too. I stamped the cat in Basic Gray in the lower right corner, wanting the effect that it was part of the pattern paper and a shadow watching the fish. The Designer Paper is actually from the package, Nouveau Chic. LOVE the colors in it…Basic Gray, Sage Shadow, Basic Black and Apricot Appeal. The Apricot Appeal is VERY light. I matched up this Sage Shadow pattern with the new In Color, Rich Razzleberry for a striking look!
I stamped the little fish from C is for Cat in Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut to 3/4 inch squares. I layered them on 1" squares of Rich Razzleberry and placed them in the center of the Nouveau Chic Designer Paper. Under it, I stamped the verse on Sage Shadow and placed it under the trio of fish. I used the Ticket Corner punch in the top two corners and place a Silver Mini Brad in the indentation. The Nouveau Chic Designer Paper is layered onto Rich Razzleberry cardstock and that is layered onto the base of Basic Gray cardstock. It was HARD not to use ribbon or other things to decorate the front, but I do like how it turned out!
Make sure to go to Stamping 411 and check out the other Operators’ designs. Play along by making your own card using the sketch and upload it to Mister Linky! We love to see what you do with the sketch! I do check them out each week…I don’t always have time to leave a comment, though. I try!
Also…remember the Control Freak Swappers’ Tour de Freaks blog hop starts on Monday! You don’t want to miss the awesome creations of all the participants this month! We’ll be featuring NEW stamp sets in the new catalog! So, check back here on Monday morning to start your tour and get plenty of ideas!