Monday, April 27, 2015

Stampin Celebration Sketch SC103 - Masculine Style

Time for another Stampin' Celebration sketch challenge (SC103)!
For my project I decided to try a masculine style card.  My brother's birthday is today so I thought it would be perfect for him!  And having more ideas for masculine cards is always a good thing!

Instead of using paper or cardstock for the three rectangles in the sketch I decided to use a stamp.  I pulled out my Draw the Line photopolymer stamp set and decided it would be perfect.  I stamped the open circles with Blackberry Bliss and the closed smaller circles with Tempting Turquoise.

The greeting is from the @SoSocial stamp set with some Hello Honey ribbon in the background.  

I punched a few circles with various sizes of punches (1-3/8", 1-1/4", 1", 3/4" and 1/2") and played with the arrangement until I got something I thought looked random enough and yet pleasing to the eye.

A fairly simple card in the end.

Hope you were inspired by my take on the sketch!  Can't wait to see what you create!  

Note: Both the Draw the Line and @SoSocial stamp sets are retiring from the Stampin Up catalog in June.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Sending Wishes for Inspiration

Its time for another inspiration from Stampin' Celebration (SC102)!  The challenge for this month is bright and cheery!  A perfect ending to the spring holidays and a great beginning to the next phase of weather!

I decided to incorporate the colors and the flowers into my project!  I found the Butterfly Basics stamp set on my desk (2015 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog) and saw the flowers and leaves and decided to this image as my focal point.  I needed a quick sketch to help me get going so I went to retrosketches and found a perfect sketch (#157).

My project uses crushed curry and daffodil delight for the yellows.  The flowers are stamped with memento ink and watercolored with crushed curry, daffodil delight and old olive ink.

I decided to emboss the daffodil delight background using the Spring Flowers Textured embossing folder.  I watercolored the flowers after embossing with crushed curry ink to highlight the flowers on the embossed image.  A little white 1-1/4" jute ribbon is ticked behind the whisper white piece with a little strip of old olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon.

Fairly quick card for today.  The first thing I made for a while due to all of the travel the past few weeks.  I should be "grounded" for a few weeks so I hope to get more stamping in soon!  I need to clean up the winter stuff and pull out the fun warm weather images!

Please stop by the other Design Team projects!  They did a great job to help further inspire us all!

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