Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Paper Players Card Sketch Challenge: Kinda Eclectic

Good morning!  I can't believe we're half way through the week and July is almost over.  We've got a break from the heat and humidity here I Northern Virginia and I'm loving this more comfortable weather (perfect for outdoor workouts).   Today I decide to play along with the Paper Players card sketch challenge, it's been awhile since I've played along so this was fun.  One of the stamp sets we received at convention was Kinda Eclectic and I had fun stamping with it so I decided to use it for this sketch and really show off a lot of the different stamps that are included in the set (they work so well together).

The cardbase is Sahara Sand and I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock that's matted with Lost Lagoon Cardstock.  On this layer I stamped the sun image with Hello Honey and the dots for the border along the bottom with Sahara Sand.  Next I took the leaf image and stamped on another piece of Whisper White and stamped multiple times without reinking to get different levels of ink strength for the image.  This piece was then matted with Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

For the main stamped image I stamped the sun image again and then punched it out with the 2" Circle Punch.  The greeting (also from the same stamp set) in Blackberry Bliss ink.  I matted this with a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock that was cut out with the Big Shot and Window Frames Collection Framelits and then embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  The final touch was to add some ribbon flags with the Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin, Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, and the Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon.

I love how well these new In Colors work together and this stamp set is so versatile.  I know I've said it before but sketch challenges really are a great way to get you going on a project if you're a little stumped and you can make it work for lots of different project types.

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  1. What a fun card. Love the colors! Great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  2. Love the way you positioned the focal image with the rays on the base matching so perfectly! Love the colors and this is a great use of the sketch. Fabulous card. So glad you shared it with us at the Paper Players this week

  3. Love your use of the Window Framelit for your shape and the way you cleverly lined up both of the stamped sun images - a great card! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  4. I love how you stamped the sunburst twice....really creates a wonderfully strong focal point on your pretty card! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players!


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