Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Saturday Sketch Challenge Entry


Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was great. Hosted a surprise Birthday party for my hubby and we had a really good time. It was 4 couples and 7 kids and you'd think the party was for the kids the way they were having fun! So I figured after that, I should probably relax and get some cards made. One of my favorite places to go for sketch challenges is over to Stamping 411. The operators over there always have a great sketch to give you a starting point for a card. So this is my submission for the SSC#137. The color inspiration for this card came from the new designer series paper Shades of Spring. I had originally intended to use a piece of the designer series paper on the card, but then got caught up in my butterflies instead. These colors are definitely out of my comfort zone, but I do like how cheery they are. This would also make a nice combination for an Easter card.
This card really took very little time to come together. Instead of the designer series paper, I used the butterfly from the Great Friend stamp set inked in Orchid Opulence and stamped it randomly on a piece of Whisper White card stock. The next butterfly is the small one from the Flight of the Butterfly set, inked with So Saffron and stamped randomly. To finish it off I used the leaf image from Great Friend in Certainly Celery and the small flower from Flight of the Butterfly in Pretty in Pink. This is a quick and easy way to make your own designer paper, and because it's an accent piece, it doesn't need to be perfect. The greeting on the front is from the Occasions Mini, Messages for Mom stamp set. This is a very versatile set to cover any reason for sending your Mom a card, even just because! To carry over the butterfly theme, I ran a piece of Pretty in Pink card stock through the Big Shot using the new Beautiful Wings embosslit die and adhered them to the card with mini glue-dots. I finished off the front with a strip of Certainly Celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.
The inside of the card showcases one of new style punches, the Pinking Hearts Corner punch. It takes a plain piece of card stock and gives it that extra something with 4 quick punches! I simply cut the Whisper White card stock to 51/4x4" and then punched each corner out. Voila! I added the sentiment from the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and the 2-step butterfly as well.
And there you have it. That's my card for today. I hope you enjoy it, and as always, feel free to leave me a comment!
Until then...
Happy Stampin'


7 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

This is great! I love the colors you chose and the background looks fab!
Thanks for playing along this week!

Selene Kempton said...

Bright and pretty! Beautiful job!

Patti Chesky said...

Love the Spring-like colors and theme. It's just what we needed to see on a cold winter's day!!

gbarron56 said...

I love all the purple -- great job with the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with the stamping 411 operators this week! We hope you'll play again soon! Blessings, Gretchen == www.gretchenbarron.typepad.com

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

I just love that corner punch....it's so sping like in color and texture

Connie said...

Such a pretty card...love the colors! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Very pretty!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Stamping 411!!