Friday, June 21, 2013

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge: Simply Sketched

Good morning!  We've made it through another week and we're looking forward to an exciting weekend, the highlight of which is the Annual Neighborhood BBQ we host, it's always so fun to see our friends and neighbors and it's a great way to kick of the start of summer.  Today I'm sharing the card I made for this weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge.  For this challenge I used one of the new hostess sets, Simply Sketched.  I had this set out on my desk for a convention swap I'm finishing up so I decided to use this great flower image, and this stamp set has perfect greetings!

The cardbase for this card is Crisp Cantaloupe and I added a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock behind the Soho Subway designer series paper.  The main stamped image was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and then colored in with a Blender Pen and Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pistachio Pudding ink.  I sponged around the edge with Crumb Cake ink and matted on a piece of Summer Starfuit cardstock.  The greeting is from the same set and was punched out with the large oval punch and then matted with the scallop oval punch.  The final touch was to add some texture with some ribbon, in this case Chocolate Chip 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, and Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Ribbon.
This card is so soft and summer, I love it.  Now the funny thing, when I look at a sketch I look at the challenge but I usually don't look at the cards created by the design team or other challenge participates so I can come up with something completely on my own, well apparently the flower in this stamp set is very popular because I discovered when I was posting this submission that Diane Vander Galien also used the same stamp set and image so you should check out her card also for another great idea with this stamp set, I love how people can take the same images and come up with different ideas.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  1. Very Pretty!!! Love the ribbon for your banners- so cute!!! Love this new stamp and it worked perfect for the sketch!! Great Job!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  2. Oh I love it! The ribbons as the banners are great and I like that reminds me of my gma's wallpaper;-) Thanks for playing at HSS!

  3. CUTE! I love how you used ribbon for the flags, smart! Thanks for sharing with us at HSS!

  4. Great idea to use the different ribbons and the background is perfect with your flower image. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. Pretty! I love your combination of ribbons on the side, especially the ruffled ribbon, my new favorite. Thanks for playing at HSS :) Erika


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