I am in the middle of doing Wedding Reception Stationery so shouldn’t really be doing any cards, let along attempt sketches, but while the paint is drying, the mouse will play. Anyhow, I have to make the bride & groom a “Congratulations” Card, so this is a good excuse!
This card has been created for the challenge over at Stamping 411
I finally inked a stamp set which has been sitting on my shelf for a little time now. After seeing it in ink, I now have a million ideas to use it, but alas as it is a Hotess Set, so will be retiring at the end of the month.
This week Stamping 411 not only have 2 sketches but they have a “Contest” so to speak. The winner will receive a FREE Level 3 Hostess Set from the previous Idea Book & Catalogue – “Playful Pieces“.
If I get the time, I will attempt to have a go at the other sketch too, as a few ideas popped into my head while making the card for #2 sketch
As always, measurements have been supplied for us –
Base: 11 x 4 1/4″, scored and folded in half at 5 1/2″ – Basic Black
Layer 2: 5 x 3 3/4″ – Riding Hood Red
Layer 3: 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ – DSP
Layer 4: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ – Basic Black
Layer 5: 3×4″ – Very Vanilla
Layer 6: Ribbon or cardstock
Layer 7: ANY shape punch
I stamped my images direct onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Basic Black Ink. Thinking I would try something a little different & not do the 2-step stamping technique onto the image, I coloured the images using my Aqua Painter, Riding Hood Red & Crumb Cake Inks. I think it come out ok. I very roughly coloured the images, as I think the stamp set calls for that, not to keep your colouring within the lines, so to speak!
I put the card through the Bigshot
using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
, layered it to Basic Black
, then to DSP
& then to Riding Hood Red Cardstock
. A piece of Ribbon
was adhered across the bottom about 1/4 way up & a bow tied.
I stamped my sentiment using Basic Black Ink onto Very Vanilla, punched using Oval Punch & run it through the Bigshot, again using the same Embossing Folder. The piece was then adhered to a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock which had been punched using the Scallop Oval Punch. I adhered to the card using SU Dimensionals.
The whole piece was then adhered to the Base Card – Basic Black.
For my inside, I did the 2-Step Stamping Technique using Basic Black, Riding Hood Red & Crumb Cake Inks onto Very Vanilla, adhered to layer of Riding Hood Red Cardstock & then to the Base Card.
What looks like a hard sketch, is really a great one to do!
Stamp Set – Fast & Fabulous, Oval All
Inks – Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Blasic Black
DSP – Love Letter
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval
Ribbon – 1/8″ Taffeta – Basic Black
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Bigshot, Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter
Until next time, Enjoy!