Monday, September 7, 2009

Another Great Sketch from the Operators!




Hi Everyone!

Yesterday was such a beautiful day here in Northeastern Ontario that I just couldn't stay inside! I had to take advantage because who knows how much longer those days will be around. Today has turned out to be a good stamping day as it's grey and rainy so I turned to one of my fav places for inspiration, Stamping 411, and this is my interpretation of their Saturday Sketch Challenge #115.

My color choices for this card were easy, I need one for someone who like pinks and browns. My card base is Kraft card stock cut at 51/2 x 81/2" and scored at 41/4". The pink layer is Pretty in Pink card stock that I embossed using the wonderful Perfect Details Texturz Plate Die. I love theses texture plates as they add so much to your project with very little effort! *TIP* Spritz your card stock with a bit of water before running it though with the Texturz Plate, it makes the image more crisp! The main image of the card is layered on a piece of 5 x 23/4" Soft Suede card stock, the Whisper White layer measures 43/4x 21/2". To separate the top and bottom perfectly, I simply used a regular pencil and ruler and drew a soft pencil line across the middle at 11/4". Using a piece of scrap paper, I covered the top section of the card stock and randomly stamped the small butterfly image from the set Flight of the Butterfly on the bottom using Pretty in Pink ink. I then used the small flower image from the same set and stamped it randomly as well using our new Melon Mambo ink. I really like how the Pretty in Pink and the Melon Mambo look together, so I opted to use the Melon Mambo for the sentiment across the top. I used my Stamp-a-ma -jig to perfectly center the sentiment which is from the Heard from The Heart set. I finished it all off with a piece of Melon Mambo ribbon tied around the center to give it the impression of 2 separate panels, and it also covers the pencil mark. I even carried over the pattern from the front of the card to the inside by making a 5 x 33/4" panel in Whisper White and using the small butterflies and flowers again, a nice touch I think.
So there is my card for today! I hope you enjoy it and as always feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Until then...
Happy Stampin'

7 comments:

Selene Kempton said...

This is gorgeous! I really love it. I think your photography is pretty wonderful too. So soft and beautiful.

Connie said...

So pretty! Nice soft colors...great job with this sketch! Thanks for playing...

Krista Driessen said...

Your card is gorgeous Jenn !! Love the pink with kraft... !

Liz said...

very pretty! I love the soft colours and the embossed layer!

gbarron56 said...

love, love, love the texture on the 2nd layer! great job on this card. Thanks for playing along with the 411 Sketch Challenge! Blessings, Gretchen -- www.gretchenbarron.typepad.com

Michelle said...

terrific sketch and beautiful card! TFS!
michelle

Patti Chesky said...

Such pretty butterflies. Love the colors!!