Friday, May 14, 2010

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge - SSC151

Can you believe it's been almost a year of Stamping 411?! Yep, next week is our One Year Anniversary and it's gonna be so fun - be sure to mark your calendars and check it out, ok?
For this week, we have this cool sketch from Selene, our sketch Queen! She said to use any shape, but I took the oval as it was to create my card.

I actually started with the focal point on this one, cutting an oval with the Ovals Die and my Big Shot using Glossy White cardstock. I then stamped the dress image from the Blissful Bride stamp set in Basic Black Craft ink and heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I really adds a cool sparkle to the image in real life - it just didn't photograph well.
The ribbon treatment is done with the Whisper White Organza Ribbon which I dyed Pretty in Pink with my Sponge Dauber. I love that you can dye this ribbon easily with any color so this card would work for any wedding or bride.
I then used my Heat Tool again to ruffle it up the same way I did in this post here. Once it was ruffled, it was much easier to place around the back of the oval piece using Sticky Strip Adhesive. I then attached a second oval cardstock piece behind it with more Sticky Strip to secure the ribbon well.

Following the sketch, I added two layers of ribbon around the background piece. This is actually a piece of the Presto Patterns paper, the crosshatch design, but again, the photos don't show it well. Trust me, in real life, it adds so much texture to the card. I used the Silver Foil Smooch Spritz on that paper to add a little more glimmer to the card.
The ribbons are more of the dyed White Organza layered with a piece of Basic Gray Taffeta.
The Taffeta is also what I used for the bow accent, it's attached with Mini Glue Dots.

The greeting is stamped using Basic Gray ink on a piece of the Presto Patterns Paper and punched out with the Small Oval Punch. It's layered on a piece of Basic Gray cardstock punched out with the Large Oval Punch. I simply adhered this with SNAIL adhesive.

To create the inside, I used sticky notes and the Scallop Trim Border Punch to create a mask that I placed over a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I then used the Silver Foil Smooch Spritz again but only along the bottom of the card to create a fun border design.

A piece of Basic Gray Taffeta just above the smooched border finishes it off nicely and adds another touch of elegance to the inside.

I'm so glad you stopped by today to visit - be sure to check out all the other Operator's creations with this sketch by visiting the Stamping 411 blog. Then create your own and share it with us using the Mr. Linky widget provided there. We LOVE to see what you create!

Have a great weekend everyone - I'll see you on Monday!

Supply List (All SU!):
Stamps: Blissful Bride
Inks: Basic Black Craft, Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink
Basic Gray - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded to make an A2 card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Presto Patterns Paper - 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White - 4" x 5 1/4"
Glossy White - cut with Oval Die and Big Shot
Accessories: Big Shot and Oval Die; Whisper White Organza Ribbon; Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon; Scallop Trim Punch; Sticky Strip; Iridescent Ice EP; Heat Tool; Silver Foil Smooch Spritz; Stampin' Dimensionals; Small and Large Oval Punches


  1. Robin,
    Love all the ribbons...yummy! Very pretty card!

  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card Robin. It is absoultely beautiful!

  3. Another stunning creation! I love the ribbon behind your oval pattern! Beautiful Job Robin!

  4. Robin, this is so beautiful. I have to try heating this ribbon....haven't done that before!!! It's stunning!

  5. This is gorgeous Robin! Oh my, the ribbon treatment is so cool!! LOVE it!!

  6. I knew this was your card even before I saw your name. It has Robin written all over it.It's gorgeous!!!!

  7. Awesome job, Robin! Love the ruffled lace treatment and how you died it!Thanks for sharing such great ideas! Blessings, Gretchen

  8. Hi Robin. As usual, I love this card. It was so great to meet you and hear your story Saturday in York.

  9. I love what you did with the ribbon!

  10. Robin...this is GORGEOUS! Love the ribbon detail!

  11. wow!!! can i order one in black, white and hot pink for my niece's wedding???

    absolutely gorgeous! xoxo

  12. This is just beautiful Robin!! I recently just tried this ribbon technique too!!! Yours looks fab with this stamp set!!


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