Friday, April 16, 2010

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!
It's that time again - the Saturday Sketch Challenge from Stamping 411! This weeks sketch really was a challenge for me - I had a hard time visualizing a finished project, but once I sat down to actually stamp it, everything fell into place nicely. That was a relief!
Here is the sketch that confounded me so much:

And here is my finished card:

I just LOVE this new stamp set that is coming out next month in the Summer Mini Catalog. It's called Favorite Thoughts, and this quote has always been a favorite of mine. So glad I finally have a chance to use it in a project! I've paired it with Fifth Avenue Floral which is on sale this month and which I haven't used in ages! It was wonderful to get it out and play with it again!

My supply list for this card is at the bottom of the post and I'll update with the measurements tomorrow - I don't have the card with me right now.

To make the side border, I stamped the open flower with Whisper White Craft ink onto Chocolate Chip cardstock and let it air dry. I then simply layered Whisper White cardstock and a piece of Sending Love DSP onto some Pretty in Pink cardstock, wrapping it with a piece of Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Ribbon.
I also wrapped the card base itself with a piece of Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon.

Next to the greeting, which was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink, I added a large Clear Rhinestone Brad - simple and elegant.

The finishing touch for the outside was the Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon bow then I turned to the inside of the card.

Here, I simply stamped the same flower 3 times on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and colored them in with my Aqua Painter and Pretty in Pink ink refill. It's a super easy technique that gives great results.

And there you have it! Be sure to stop by the Stamping 411 Blog to view what the other operators designed for this sketch - I've already seen them and they are fabulous!
Have a wonderful weekend! We have a birthday cookout tomorrow night and then Emma has a skating competition in Maryland on Sunday - wish her luck and say a prayer. She was diagnosed with Exercise Induced Asthma on Tuesday and she's having a difficult time still even with her inhaler. This will take time and getting used to, I think.
My Dad is also back in the hospital, so say a prayer for him too. Thanks so much to you all for being faithful to lift up me and my family - I love my stamping friends!

Supplies Used: (all SU!)
Stamps: Favorite Thoughts (sneak peek), Fifth Avenue Floral
Inks: Whisper White Craft, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink (refill)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Sending Love DSP, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Aqua Painter


  1. Love the sentiment - love the colors!

  2. Robin, This is sleek and streamlined and beautiful!!! I love the touch of class to it!!!

  3. Beautiful Card! Very fresh! And love the sentiment- I am very excited to get this one! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  4. This sure did fall right into place, beautiful!! I love that quote too :)

  5. So pretty Robin! I love the embossed background and the colors are my fave!!!!!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  6. I LOVE this card, Robin! Great way to feature one of the new stamp sets . . . sometimes making a sentiment your main feature can be hard, but you make it look easy!

  7. Awesome - I just love this card

  8. I love love love this card! So pretty and I love the color combo or chocolate chip, pretty in pink and white.

  9. WOW -- this is super FABULOUS!! Love your color combo!!

  10. By the looks of your awesome card I can't tell that you struggled with this sketch at all!!! Gorgeous and I love the quote too!!

  11. Very pretty Robin! I really love this color combination together and I love the way you made your sparkly background! Beautiful!!

  12. this is so,so pretty. I love that set too! It is on my extensive wish list!

  13. fabulous job, as always, Robin. I love how you used the flowers as accents on the side and let the sentiment be the focal point! I'm inspired! thanks so much -- blessings, Gretchen


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