Sunday, January 8, 2012

P.S. I Love You - Sketch Challenge

Good evening! What a start to the new year. We've enjoyed having the unusually mild weather this weekend and catching up with friends.  I've also been frantically working on swap cards for Stampin' Up!s upcoming Leadership Conference and still have a ways to go.  I also decided to get back into the routine with the Stamping 411 sketch challenges and loved the possibilities with this weeks sketch and decided it would be perfect to highlight the new P.S. I Love You stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I embossed a piece of Basic Gray cardstock with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder before adhering it to the Cherry Cobbler cardbase.  Then I took a piece of Twitterpated designer paper and matted it with Basic Black cardstock that was punched with the Scallop Trim border punch on both sides and  cut the "v" notch out of the bottom.

The main stamped image uses Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, and Blushing Bride ink to stamp the various images from the P.S. I Love You stamp set.  The strawberry image was colored directly on the rubber stamp with Pear Pizzaz, Cherry Cobbler, and Chocolate Chip ink before stamping.  Then I decided to add Crystal Effects to the chocolate parts of the strawberries to make them look wet and glossy, and the new Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the tops of the strawberries for they sparkle (check it out in this close up image). 

Now check out the sketch challenge we were provided.  I love this card and it's so beautiful in person, the texture and sparkle is fabulous.  I've officially embraced Valentine's day, our decorations are up (yes, we even have red lights in Aidan's room and on the fireplace mantle), and I'm working on several valentine's projects right now. 
Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

Pin It!


  1. I love this card, too!! I love the embossed gray, as well as your banner. The scallops look so pretty along the sides! Great job!

  2. OMG this is yummy! I love all the rich, grown up details. :D Stunning card.

  3. Looks good enough to eat. Great job on this one.

  4. Your card is making me crave chocolate covered strawberries!!! Bravo on your card!


Search This Blog