Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch #SSC113

Here we are once again on a Saturday morning and you know what that means - another fun sketch challenge from Stamping 411! I am super excited to show you my creation today because it uses some sneak peek items from the New Holiday Mini Catalog that starts September 1st! Have you scheduled your party with me yet? If not, you need to - there is a fabulous Hostess Offer that starts on September 1st and I am sweetening the deal! You'll just have to contact me to find out how!
Now, on to today's card! This sketch is so versatile, you can use just about any image with it and have it turn out lovely. I've chosen one of my favorite new stamp sets from the Mini Catalog, Beary Best Friends. I've used the little girl bear because, well, I have a little girl and I WISH she still wore sweet little dresses like this one! LOL! Now it's just Aeropostale and American Eagle for her! Can you relate? :)

I've stamped her in Black Staz-On ink on Whisper White cardstock and then again on to a piece of Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper. I used my Paper Snips to cut out just the dress, notice I cut around the collar, so the white shows through for extra sweetness! This little cutie was then colored in with my Aqua-Painters and ink refills. I used Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa. The flower and shoes were colored in with Stampin' Write Markers in Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black.

This piece was mounted on layers of Old Olive and Pale Plum and I put Stampin' Dimensionals in each corner so it would pop up above the ribbon and other layers. Those two layers are Old Olive cardstock that was edged with the Eyelet Border Punch and another piece of the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper. The ribbon I've used here is also coming out in the New Mini Catalog next month and is the Old Olive Taffeta from the Mistletoe Collection. The card base itself is Pale Plum cardstock in a standard folded card size of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

For the greeting, I used yet another new stamp set Beary Nice Wishes and stamped that in Basic Black ink across the bottom left corner, following the sketch. You'll notice that I covered the stamped heart with one punched out in Rich Razzleberry cardstock with the Heart to Heart punch. It is mounted with a piece of Stampin' Dimensional highlighted with Crystal Effects to make it shine! And for a little extra gleam, I added Crystal Effects to the shoes to make the Black Patent Leather and again to the flower in her fun (hair!).
I just love everything about this card and I hope you do too! The new Build-A-Bear Collection coming out next month is simply adorable and I can't wait to show you all of it. There are Big Shot Dies to cut out bears and clothing, cute Designer Series Paper and of course the stamps themselves. We are going to have too much fun playing with our bears!
We at the Stamping 411 blog love it when you play along with our sketches, so be sure to find time to make your card before Wednesday and use Mr. Linky to post your creation. You can find the link on the Stamping 411 blog. If you post to Splitcoast Stampers, be sure to put SSC113 in the title of your card.
Have a great weekend everyone, I'm posting a special RAK card tomorrow from one of my stamping friends, so come back and check out her beautiful work!
Stamped Hugs to you all!


  1. We have that "Stamping mind-meld" thing going on again this week. Love your card. The BAB stuff is so sweet!!!

    Have a fabulous weekend!!!

  2. Oh my gosh Robin, okay I am usually just a lurker but I had to comment today..I love this card!! I wasn't going to get this set, I wasn't but now you are making me really want it!!! Deidre

  3. Wonderful Job on the challenge Robin.. I do have one question.. Did you and Patti call one another? Big hugs my friend...

  4. Awesome card Robin - the build a bear stuff is sure to be a big hit with our customers!


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