Friday, November 20, 2009

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #126

Hi everyone! My post today for Stamping 411 is going to be super quick because I only have about 10 minutes to write this. We are headed out the door to Emma's first Synchro Skating competition this season and have to drive about 6 hours to Charleston, WV! So, if you have any questions about measurements, etc. I'll be happy to answer them for you on Monday when we get back - just send me an e-mail or ask in your comments, ok?

I was in a wintry state of mind as I made this card this morning - thinking about skating I guess! LOL! I hope you like my interpretation of Selene's fabulous sketch!
Here it is:

What do you think?! I was so happy with the way this idea turned out from my head to my hands. Sometimes it doesn't always work out that way, kwim?

My card base is Shimmer White cardstock and it's layered with a piece of that luscious Bride Specialty paper that I brayered with Bashful Blue ink. LOVE that technique! I took a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot with the Snowflake die and then covered it with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Don't you just love how it sparkles all over? Oh, I wish you could see it in person!

The center is a piece of Brushed Silver cardstock punched out with the Scalloped Circle Punch and then it's layered with a piece of Shimmer White stamped with a snowflake from Serene Snowflakes. I stamped in Bashful Blue Craft ink and embossed that as well. It has a Rhinestone Circle Ice Brad in the center to finish it off.

The greeting is stamped in Ballet Blue onto a piece of Shimmer Whtite cardstock and is punched out with the Modern Label Punch. That stamp is from the Gifts of Christmas stamp set and belongs to my friend Nancy. She switched that stamp with another one from one of my sets and since we haven't traded back yet, it was sitting on my counter just begging to be used! LOL! I think it worked perfectly - thanks Nancy!

I used ribbons and a brad for my elements across the bottom, both Bashful Blue Double Stitched and Bashful Blue Taffeta. I love the contrast of the two textures and folded, trimmed end on the wide grosgrain. Just something a little different here!

I hope you will take some time and play along with us this week. The sketch is at the top of my post and can also be found at the Stamping 411 blog. You'll also get to see the work of my fellow operators - I'm sure they will inspire you with this sketch - they do fabulous work!
Have a great weekend and wish us luck in Charleston!
Go National Blades!


  1. Robin, this is so beautiful. I can only imagine how shimmery this is in person.

    Good luck to Emma and her teammates!!!

  2. Robin this is so sparkly, cool, serene and beautiful!!!! Love it!

  3. You've crafted a really pretty card. I love the crisp-ness of it. Very clean and crisp.
    Heather RDH

  4. absolutely beautiful, Robin! Yes, it is amazing how the same die can look so different on two different cards. Your's is certainly elegant and fun! Blessings, Gretchen

  5. Unbelievable! These are my colors totally.. You have such a cool design here, and i'm in love with this one. Beautiful!!!

  6. Pure brilliance ! love your interpretation of the sketch. Love the Big snowflake and the ribbon. The colors are so, so pretty.

  7. Just gorgeous! Love all the details....nice to see your name in Stampin Success today, too!


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