Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Retro Sketchs Sketch Challenge: Giggle Greetings

Good morning!  It’s been a super stressful week with a major family issue we’ve been dealing with and I have to admit, I’ll be very happy once it’s resolved.  I was able to get a little time in the studio last night and found this fun sketch challenge over on the Retro Sketches blog so I decided to play along.  I was looking through my stamp collection and realized I haven’t been showing a lot of love to some of my stamp sets from the main catalog and since we’ll be starting to think about next years catalog soon I decided to show some love to some of these great stamp sets. 

I started with Pool Party cardstock for the cardbase and then took a piece of Basic Gray cardstock for the cardfront and embossed it with the Big Shot and Chevron Embossing Folder.  Next I decided to use the School House Designer Series Paper (love this paper!!) and cut a large oval using the Big Shot and Oval Collection Framelits and then layered three different strips of the coordinating DSP in different lengths and dimensions for a fun focal effect.

For the main stamped image I used the Giggle Greetings stamp set but just wanted the image and not the words so I inked the stamp up with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with a 2” Circle Punch.  I used blender pens and Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the cute little dog.   I added a piece of Pacific Point 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon and folded it over for a couple of flags under the greeting.  The greeting is from the Boys will be Boys stamp set (another one of my favorites!!) and it was stamped using Basic Gray ink on Tangelo Twist Ink.  The greeting and the circle stamped image were both attached to the cardfront with dimensions.

For the final element I wanted to add a button accent but there isn’t a yellow button in the Bights Button Package so I used the Crushed Curry button from the Regals Buttons Package and it coordinates perfectly and Basic Black Baker’s Twine was used to tie a bow in the button before attaching it to the cardfront.

The colors as so fun and cheery I love it and it using so many of my favorite stamps and products, it just makes me smile.  Now to figure out the perfect person to give this card to….

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  1. Super cute! Love the mix of papers and embossed background! Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Sketches!

  2. I love it!! that background is delicious!! super fun!! thanks for playing along with us at retro sketches!!!


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