Friday, January 1, 2010

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #SSC132

Hi there! Welcome to another fabulous and fun sketch challenge from the Stamping 411 blog! Our sketch queen, Selene gave us a real doozy this week - I had, let's say, an interesting time creating my card! But when all was said and done I showed Mark and Emma and they loved it, so hopefully you will too!
Here is the sketch we worked from:

And here is my version of it:

Fun, eh? I love, love these colors together - AND they are from last week's Color Challenge at Stamping 411. This is a new feature on our joint blog venture and I hope you'll try it out!
Did you notice that I used some NEW stamps for this card? Yep - and they are the cool new Clear-Mount ones too! I am seriously in love with those clear blocks - I was able to have the cute little owls hold hands without using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig! I know! So awesome cool!
Anyway, on with the card details - more on the coolness later! Ha!

My card base is Whisper White folded to make a card measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
Layer #2 is Melon Mambo cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
Layer #3 is Razzleberry Lemonade DSP cut at 3 3/4" x 5".

I sponged the edges of the DSP with Rich Razzleberry ink and adhered it to the Melon Mambo cardstock with SNAIL adhesive.
The ribbon band is a piece of Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot ribbon wrapped around these two layers and adhered to the back with more SNAIL.

Now, for those cute little images....
It's a new stamp set called "Love Bandit"! Doesn't the name just grab you?! I stamped the images on Whisper White cardstock and punched them out with the 1 3/8" circle punch. This layer was sponged in one of the three colors used and then layered onto a co-ordinating piece punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch. The orange I used is Pumpkin Pie which was what the color challenge called for.

After layering all the circles, I adhered the two side circles over the ribbon using SNAIL and then popped up the cute little love owls with two Stampin' Dimensionals.
The greeting was stamped on a Whisper White scrap, punched out with the Word Window punch and sponged before being popped up on a scrap of dimensional. Yep people, save the edges of your dimensional sheets! They are great for long, thin, popped up accents and can be cut to size easily with the Paper Snips. I told you I save everything! heehee!

So, there you go, my first sneak peek of the season here on the ol' blog! I hope you'll choose to play along with us at Stamping 411 this week. Just create your project and upload it to the Stamping 411 blog using the Mr. Linky widget provided. Stuck for a color combo? Just check out the new combo that Patti posted on Thursday - it's really pretty!
Have fun stamping and check back soon! I hope your weekend is wonderful!


  1. your card...just adorable...I love the circle borders around the stamped images. Very, very cute!

  2. This is so adorable Robin. I love your interpretation of the sketch, and I do think it was a hard one. Beautiful job GF.

  3. This is SO cute!!! I agree with you...this was a very hard sketch. Love those little love bandits too!!!!

    Can't wait to see you on Wed!!!

  4. This is stinkin' cute Robin!!! Love how you interpreated this sketch too!! You just amaze me day in and day out!!!


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