Saturday, March 27, 2010

Blogger's Challenge - Another Sketch!

Hey stampers - I know that I usually post my Blogger's Challenge on Fridays, but it's hard to post a card when it's not MADE yet! LOL! :) But I was able to sneak in some time in the studio today and finally create with paper what had been in my head.
This week our challenge Mom, Lisa, gave us a cool sketch to work with:
And here is what I came up with -

Yes, my friends - yet ANOTHER card with Orchid Opulence in it! I am not kidding when I tell you that I am lovin' this color this season! It's almost like I have a new In Color to work with! Which pretty much means that I'll get over it soon and move on to something else! hahaha!
I'll add my supply list at the bottom of this post, but for now, here's just a few details:
I sponged all the exposed edges with Creamy Caramel ink, including the Orchid cardbase. Creamy Caramel was also rubbed all over the Kraft cardstock layer to bring out the dry embossing I did with my Big Shot and Texturz plate.


The butterfly started out as Whisper White cardstock, but I sponged a combo of Creamy Caramel and Orchid Opulence all over that then added bling with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The body and antennae are done with Linen thread wrapped around several times and tied off in a double knot. It's attached with a Stampin' Dimensional.
The flower was made with Shades of Spring DSP and my Flower Trio Punch, I just punched out 4 mid size flowers and one small one then crumpled them up, flattened them out, punched a hole in the middle and threaded them onto an Old Olive brad. It was fluffed up and then sponged with a little Creamy Caramel ink too. It's attached with a Stampin' Dimensional as well.

The stamped swirl background is a SNEAK PEEK of a new Summer Mini Stamp Set called Elements of Style - you will love this set! I cut my Whisper White circle first with the Big Shot, stamped the image, layered it onto the Big Shot cut scalloped circle of Orchid Opulence and used SNAIL to attach it to the dry embossed Kraft cardstock.

For the greeting, I used Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it out with the Small Oval punch. It was overstamped with a shadow of the swirl - 4th generation ink from the original impression. That is popped up on dimensonals too.

And I didn't want to leave a naked inside, so I stamped the swirl again in the lower left corner of a piece of Whisper White cardstock and sponged it as well, then adhering it to the inside of the card.

So that's it folks! Taken step by step, it's a really easy card to put together and pretty too! Be sure to check out all the other Blogger's Challenge players and their take on the sketch by clicking on the link in my sidebar. There's sure to be some great ideas with those gals!

Have a wonderful Palm Sunday weekend everyone!
Hosanna to the King!
~~Robin

Supplies Used (all SU!):
Stamps: Elements of Style (sneak peek!), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Kraft, Whisper White
Inks: Orchid Opulence, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Big Shot with Circles #2 Die, Scalloped Circles #2 Die, Texturz Plates, Beautiful Wings Embosslit; Flower Trio Punch, Small Oval Punch; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen; Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Grosgrain ribbon; Shades of Spring DSP; Earth Elements brads; Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges

21 comments:

  1. Well now, isn't this put together perfectly! I'm loving your mix of colors here Robin! The butterfly and the swirls go beautifully together! Thanks so much for the sneak peek! :D

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  2. Gorgeous card. Great interpretation of the sketch.

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  3. Oh this is pretty. Love the swirls and the butterfly.

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  4. WOw- I love this pretty card- love the BG and love the butterfly and the flower- so very pretty!!!

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  5. Simply gorgeous Robin...Love the orchid with that green...and the BG is fabulous! {SMILES}

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  6. Beautiful colors and love the stamps you used.

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  7. This is just stunning! There's that orchard color again! Really quite beautiful my friend!

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  8. you know orchid is not one of my favorite colors, but your combo is so great that I want to pull out this color NOW... I may just use it for this month's projects. Great card!

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  9. Lovely, Robin! Awesome details on your card...like the mini brads! Wow! Several of us used the butterfly accent, too!

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  10. Very pretty, love the flower on your stamped swirls!

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  11. It's beautiful! Love the texturz background and that swirl together -- they mix beautifully!

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  12. This IS a hot color this season and you have used it beautifully!

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  13. This turned out beautiful! Love it!!!

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  14. Robin! I just love this combination of color! I wouldn't have thought of it but it's absolutely lovely!

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  15. Bee-yooo-ti-fulll!! Love that color scheme; I too have enjoyed orchid this year! lol! who knew! Love that new stamp and am eager to get it!

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  16. Another Orchid Opulence beauty!! I have such a hard time using that color, and it comes together so seamlessly for you!! Fabulous job!!

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  17. I love this card and the colors. These die cut butterflies are my favorite. i have almost worn out my die!!

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  18. Yet another beauty Robin!! I love how you are rockin' that purple color!!! I am blanking on the name since I hardly ever use it!!!LOL!!! I think I need to start challenging you to use a color that I don't use at all each month just to see what you can come up with!! Just might open my and others eyes to colors that are not well liked!!! Great job girlfriend!!

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  19. Very pretty, keep that Orchid Op coming! Great challenge card, Easter hugz

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  20. So many great details on this! Love it. I love the brads.

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