Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fab Friday Sketch Challenge: Simply Sketched

Happy Wednesday friends and welcome to the midpoint in the week.  I'm getting really nervous about this weekend.  My son is taking his Black Belt test on Saturday and I'm so nervous but am so proud and know he'll do so well.  Two of his grandmother's are coming into town this weekend so he'll definitely have some additional cheerleaders when testing comes.  Today I'm sharing my card for this weeks Fab Friday sketch challenge.  This sketch has lots of little elements that really work well together on the final project.  I started with a cardbase of Baked Brown Sugar and I stamped the splotches from the Welcome Paper Pumpkin Kit with the same color ink.  Next I took a piece of Marina Mist cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Lattice Embossing folder.  The main stamped image is the leaf image from the Simply Sketched stamp set and it's stamped in the same Baked Brown Sugar and then sponged with Crumb Cake ink.

The greeting is also from the Simply Sketched stamp set and was stamped in Marina Mist ink and then punched out with the Large Oval Punch, sponged with Crumb Cake ink, and matted on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock that was punched with the Decorative Label Punch.    I also added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that was punched out with the new Artisan Label Punch, stamped with the Chevron stamp from the June Paper Pumpkin stamp set in Marina Mist and then sponged with Crumb Cake.  The final touch was to add a piece of 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim and Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbons for accents.
This card turned out even better than I thought.  Love it's softness and the hint of "vintagy" qualities.  In fact, I liked this card so much that I decided to use it for one of my convention swaps so if you're going to convention and you like this card come find me and maybe you can get one for yourself.
Just a reminder that tomorrow starts the monthly Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop.  It's all about birthdays this month so you'll want to check out all the great projects the designers have created and there will also be an exciting announcement tomorrow, so stay tuned!!

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  1. Love it!! The color combo is great!! And I love the texture and splatters!! Thank you for playing at Fab Friday!!

  2. Very nicely done! Great use of the stamp set! Thanks for joining us a Fab Friday!


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