Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sketch Challenge - Mixed Bouquet

Good evening!  We've had another fun-filled weekend.  Saturday we had Aidan's bowling birthday party so we had 10 kids who all had a blast on the lanes (the best way to describe it was "herding cats" but everyone had a great time and that's all that matters).  Today we've been waiting for this "snow storm" we're supposed to get but it didn't start snowing until about 7:30 tonight so we'll have to see what we end up with in the morning.  I spent the day planning of fabulous projects for Laura's workshop on Saturday was well as making a sketch card for this weeks Stamping 411 challenge.  I drew the colors from for this weeks card from the Twitterpated designer series paper and was excited to show off the new Mixed Bouquet stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog.  The cardbase is Baja Breeze and I added a piece of Basic Gray cardstock as well as a couple of strips of Twitterpated DSP.  You may have noticed the funky border on the Riding Hood Red patterned paper -- I got that by using a scrap of DSP from when I cut a box with the Fancy Favor XL die

For the printed circle accent I stamped in Basic Gray ink on Basic Gray cardstock with the En Francis stamp set, then I cut the circle out with the Clear circle Big Shot die before sponging the edges of the circle with the same ink.  I also added a strip of Riding Hood Red 3/8" pleated satin ribbon.  For the flower I stamped with the Mixed Bouquet stamp set and Island Indigo ink, once on Whisper White cardstock and again on Riding Hood Red cardstock and used the new Blossom punch to punch out both flowers to be layered.  I used my bone folder to shape the petals so they flip up.  Next I stamped one of the circle images from the same stamp set with Riding Hood Red ink on Riding Hood Red cardstock and punched it out with the 3/4" circle punch.  I added add a Pear Pizzaz Glimmer Brad to the center of the flower and the final touch was to add a small butterfly that was cut out with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  (Check out a close up to the right)

The last step was to stamp the happy birthday greeting from the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set with Pear Pizzaz ink.  I used snips to cut the ends of the strip to make it look like a flag and once again used my bone folder and glue dots to add some "ripple" to the banner.  Now here's the sketch, I have to admit this wasn't how I envisioned the card when I first started but I really like how it turned out.
Hope you enjoy and have a great week!


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  1. This is gorgeous!! I love the Basic Gray!!

  2. Breathtakingly beautiful! I love the colors and elements.. Fabulous!

  3. How fun are these colors???You did a fab job on this sketch!

  4. This is just beautiful!! Love it!!

  5. Nice job with the sketch, Diana! Thanks so much for playing along this week with the Stamping 411 Operators! Blessings, Gretchen


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