Monday, March 25, 2013

From the Heart: Fab Friday Sketch Challenge

I was so excited last night, instead of falling asleep when I was cuddling with Aidan, as I have been, I was wide awake and headed down to the studio and was able to create several fun projects before heading to bed.  Up to this point I haven't been able to make a card for this weeks Fab Friday sketch challenge and really wanted to try out this weeks color sketch.  I'll admit that these are not colors I normally use together so I struggled some but used the Tea for Two designer series paper as inspiration as it used the colors in this print.  I want to start this off by saying I wanted to mute all these colors so every single layer of cardstock on this card was sponged with Sahara Sand ink, really liked how this muted the colors.

The main greeting uses the From the Heart stamp set.  This is such a great stamp set for it's unique sayings that are AWESOME!  After coloring the image with Stampin' Write markers and stamping I stamped the "enjoying" again on a scrap of Sahara Sand and then cut it out with Paper Snips and folded to create flags on each end.  The pink Pirouette layer was cut with the Big Shot and the Adorning Accents edgelits and then embossed with the coordinating Adorning Accents embossing folder before I added several pieces of pearl strands to follow the same lines (it looks like a pearl necklace and so pretty).  The final touch was to add a piece of Victorian Lace trim ribbon.  I used dimensionals to attached the entire stamped piece to the card so it pops.
Now check out the colors we were provided as part of the challenge.  This card turned out really elegant and so pretty, LOVE IT!  It's also fairly flat so it's mailable which is always a bonus.  There's still time to play along with the challenge so go ahead and make your project and share it on the challenge blog site, I will warn you once you start you won't want to stop these challenges it really helps stretch your creativity!


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  1. Great vintage-y card! Your sponging really brought it all together. And I love the row of pearls on your edgelit panel! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  2. One of my favorite stamps and it looks great with the Tea for Two DSP! Thank you for playing with the Fab Friday Challenge!

    1. Thanks Justin! I loved this stamp set when it first came out and can't believe this was my first time using it, definitely won't be my last.


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