Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hand Stamped Sentiment Sketch Challenge #295: Ribbon of Courage

 Good morning!  It's the last day of July, how is that possible?  We're cruising through this year which doesn't seem possible.  My son's away at camp this week so I've enjoyed some extra time and quiet in the studio to play.  Today I'm sharing a card that serves double duty, it uses the new Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge and the Proverbial Stampers Color challenge which shows off three of the great new colors we have in our collection.

I started with Balmy Blue cardstock for the cardbase and Highland Heather cardstock for the cardfront.  On the cardfront I used the Artistically Asian stamp set and stamped a couple different elements using Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green ink.  After finishing the stamping I ran the cardstock through the Big Shot and using the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder (make sure you stamp before embossing, much easier!!)

Then I took a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and added a mat using Granny Apple Green cardstock as belly band for the card.

For the main stamped image I used the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Stampin' Write Markers to color directly on the stamp before stamping on Whisper White cardstock before cutting it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Before attaching the greeting to the cardfront with dimensionals I added several loops of Silver Metallic Thread to peak out.

To add a final little touch I stamped the small flower from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and colored it in with Stampin' Blends and Stampin' Write Markers using the challenge colors and then used Paper Snips to cut out the flower and used a mini dimensional to attach the greeting to the card.

I really love our stamp sets with different element designs, like splotches, dots, etc. which allow you to help build texture and dimension on a card without adding bulk.

Also, just a reminder, today is the last day of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper sale and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper I used today is one of the items included in the sale, so stock up now!

Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing using this sketch and then play along with us, we would love to see what you create.

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