Wednesday, January 23, 2008
A don't-miss sketch challenge
Roxie over at SCS always has great sketch challenges, but I think today's is one of the best of recent weeks. I liked it so much I had to make two cards! The details about my first one are posted in my SCS gallery, so click here to read more. I think this Valentine turned out pretty cute. But I also wanted to make an elegant card with this sketch so I tried my hand at it again, and this time I ended up playing around a bit...
For this card I started with the background paper, which is from Stampin' Up!'s Porcelain Prints. It's matted on blue bayou. It was when I chose to use the Oh, So Lovely hostess stamps (retired) that I decided to flip the sketch. Whoa, crazy! I initially was only going to use vanilla and blue bayou, but it just needed something else so I used my last bit of soft sky textured cardstock that my upline gave me (thanks, Nola!). I also made the small panel way off-center so that I could add the vanilla ribbon and the punched circle (these are Marvy punches). The sentiment is from Hero Arts and is stamped in Versamark and embossed in old SU winter white. I used lots of fingernail distressing and inked edges on this one, and I love it!