HSS Sketch Challenge #34

Today's challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge. I loved how simple this sketch was and yet with a little embellishing it was easy to turn it into a gorgeous card. 

The inspiration for this card was from the cover of the current 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog from Stampin' Up!

I started with a Early Espresso card stock base. Next I added a strip of Marina Mist to the right side and layered a thinner strip of Pumpkin Pie textured card stock on top of that. The main Very Vanilla card stock piece was run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine using the Square Lattice Embossing folder and then slightly tearing the edge off. 

For the focal point I punched two of the cupcake tops from the Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlit Die pack from Early Espresso card stock and glued them together to get the bottom shape. Next I added a Scallop Circle punched from Old Olive card stock and the final layer is a piece of Very Vanilla card stock punched with the Wide Oval Punch. Before punching it out, I stamped the flourish image from the extreme Elements set in Marina Mist. (TIP: Because I wanted the Marina Mist color to be subtle for the background, I used the stamping off technique, meaning I stamped the image onto a piece of scratch paper and then stamped the card stock to achieve a softer color.) The sentiment, from the Sincere Salutations set, was stamped in Early Espresso. Each of these layers were attached with Stampin' Dimensionals after tying a piece of Hemp Twine around the card.

Paper: Early Espresso card stock {119686}, Marina Mist card stock {119682}, Textured Pumpkin Pie card stock {119939}, Very Vanilla card stock {101650}, Old Olive card stock {100702},
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink {119670}, Marina Mist Classic Ink {119668}
Stamps: Extreme Elements {115181}, Sincere Salutations 

Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine {113439}, Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies {114509}, 2-Way Glue Pen {100425}, SNAIL Adhesive {104332}, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch {119854}, 2"x 1-3/8" Oval Punch {119859}
Embellisments: Hemp Twine {100982}, Square Lattice Embossing Folder {119976}, Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}

1 comment:

Morgan said...

i'm following from SC! my blog is stampcravings.blogspot.com
thanks! :)