Monday, May 28, 2012

Perfectly Penned: Sketch Challenge

Happy Memorial Day friends!  What a fabulous weekend, the weather was beautiful (a little humid but nice sun and no rain all weekend was great) and we were able to spend time relaxing.  After spending a lot of time outside I headed to the studio for some stamping time and I think the summer fun is definately reflected in my card for this weeks Stamping 411 challenge.  Once again I decided to highlight one of the great designer series papers that will be retiring at the end of of the month and I stumbled across my package of Cheerful Treat DSP.  This is a package exclusive to our hostesses and I'll admit when it first came out last summer I fell instantly in love and used it a lot and then forgot about it and this was the first time using it since then (so sad).  I used Concord Crush to mat the paper and Blushing Bride cardstock for the base (both colors are also retiring). 

For the greeting piece I stamped the birthday greetings with the Perfectly Penned stamp set in Melon Mambo ink.  I also used the flip flop image from the Sunny Fun stamp set (retired) and used Bashful Blue ink and stamped off once before stamping on the paper.  I also sponged Blusing Bride ink around both panels.  The final touch was to add a bow made of Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon and added a Concord Crush glimmer brad (retiring) to the center.

This card is so fun and cheery which I love.

Hope you have a great week and happy stamping,

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  1. Very fun card!! The colors are nice and springy!!

  2. Beautiful!! I also have not used that paper..but will now!! Pattijean

  3. This is so gorgeous!! What awesome colors!

  4. Diana -- great way to use that fun DSP. This was a perfect sketch for this! Thanks so much for playing along at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen


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