Friday, November 13, 2009

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #SSC125

Wow, can it really be time for the Saturday Sketch Challenge again? This week has flown by, I feel like we are careening out of control towards the holidays and I can't put the brakes on! Whew - I'm glad I had time to do a little stamping this week - how about you?
The Stamping 411 sketch this week was truly a challenge for me. I am definitely a symmetrical stamper and this sketch from Selene really drug me kicking and screaming out of my box. I so wanted to turn that focal element from a diamond to a square, BUT I forced my self to get CREATIVE and actually ended up with two cards. Yeah, that's right...I rock! LOL!

So, the teal card here is actually my second creation from this sketch. I was in the shower, yes really, I do take them from time to time; and had this great idea that the snowflake from Serene Snowflakes would look so beautiful embossed, cut out and layered to mimic the focal point. I loved the idea of this, that is until I actually embossed and had to cut them all out! You know I HATE to hand cut anything. But, well, for YOU, I made the sacrifice! Just know that if you plan to recreate this, it will take you 3 minutes to emboss the snowflakes and 15 minutes to cut them out!
So, what do you think?

The card is made of two layers, the top is a printed window sheet and the bottom is Taken with Teal cardstock. I did do an insert in Shimmer White with Teal snowflakes embossed on it, but I had a hard time getting a photo of it. So, just close your eyes and imagine it, ok?
I used SNAIL to attach the back of the teal cardstock to the Window Sheet and Mini Glue Dots under the snowflake to attach the front. The layered snowflake is mounted with more glue dots as is the greeting banner below.

The snowflakes are mounted together with Stampin' Dimensionals between each one to give it height and I curled the greeting banner with my Bone Folder after trimming the ends with my Paper Snips. If you want other measurements or info, just e-mail me, I'm happy to send it to you!

This next card is actually the first one I made and for that, I flipped the sketch to accomodate the greeting. I used Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Razzleberry Lemonade cardstock and paper. The cupcake wrapper is paper pieced with the dsp and the Whisper White layer is texturized with the Big Shot and the large Polka Dot Texturz plate. It's also sponged with some Melon Mambo ink.

After stamping the cupcake from Crazy for Cupcakes with Black Staz-On, I colored the icing with a Pretty in Pink marker and colored the sprinkles with Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo markers. They have glitter on them as well for a little sparkle.
The Melon Mambo square piece is also texturized with the Big Shot and sponged too, but it's a little hard to capture with the camera. All three of the square pieces are mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals.

The greeting was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White and punched out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. I then layered it on a piece of Melon Mambo cut out with the Big Shot and the Circles #2 Die. It's also mounted on some dimensionals.

So, now that you've seen my stuff - show me yours! Use the sketch to create your project, then visit the Stamping 411 blog and upload it to Mr. Linky for us all to see! We LOVE to see your creations, so whatcha waitin' for? Go stamp something - and have a great weekend!


  1. Good day Robin - whow this is such a fun sketch this week - I am looking forward to playing with it!
    how wonderful are you to be thinking really outside the box whow you did a super GREAT job
    thanks for sharing with us!
    AKA Stampin Stessaway

  2. Awesome, Robin! I love how you cut the snowflake into different layers! And the window sheet behind it...beautiful!

  3. Robin,
    What a great job you did on both cards. I feel your pain with the cutting as I did one similar only embossed on vellum. It's a keeper not a giver.
    Yours turned out beautiful!!!

  4. Why of course you rock girlfriend and this week you really knocked it out of the ballpark with not just one but TWO cards for us!!!! You go girl!!!! I love both of them so much!!! Way to go!!

  5. Both cards are gorgeous!!!! You inspire me each and every week!!

  6. Fantastic Job Robin. I really like them both. The layer with the window sheets is really stunning against the snowflake. Gorgeous work Robin!

  7. I love both of them!!! Great job!!
    Heather RDH

  8. What a brilliant idea. Love how you used the stamp image itself and how the layers pop . Love, love the colors and the printed window sheet. Really beautiful card. The second card is terrific too. love it and how you've used the circle up top for the sentiment. marvelous work .
    thanks for posting such a kind comment on my blog!

  9. Robin - I'm so pleased you were inspired to give us such different cards - they are both fabulous and the snowflakes were genius. Obviously the shower is a good place for you to think! I might need to take one occasionally, see if it works for me :-)
    thanks so much for sharing


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