Friday, June 18, 2010

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge SSC156

I'm so happy to be posting again - it's been such a crazy week around here! I've been cleaning out my studio for the big sale tomorrow, doing end of the school year stuff with Emma - today is her last day of 6th grade. Just where does the time go? She is such a beautiful young lady, both inside and out. I'm so proud of the way she has grown this year, she embraced middle school and has thrived there. Much different from my own middle school experiences, believe me!
Here is the photo I took of her this morning before she headed out to catch the bus. Emma has her own sense of style and embraces it just like she embraces everything else in her life. Since today was a special day, she thought it deserved a very special outfit.

What you can't see in the photo are the cute black leggings with her treasured Coach black tennis shoes. So chic and so very Emma!

So, I know you didn't visit today just to see a cute photo of my girl, you came to see something creative! How about the latest Sketch from Stamping 411?! In all the chaos this week, I've managed to stamp just two new cards, my UDI card yesterday and this one. Honestly, I should stamp under pressure more often because I really like them both!
Here is the sketch from Selene (I did remind her that I hate working with diamond shaped elements!) but that didn't stop her! LOL!

And as you can see, it worked out pretty good for this card:

I started with just the sketch and a plan to use the new colors, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist with Crumb Cake (Kraft). And I thought that the colors lent themselves well to a patriotic type card, so that's where I went with it.
My complete supply list is at the bottom of this post for you, but I started the card with a folded card base of Crumb Cake cut at 4 1/4" x 11". Using the Hero Jumbo Wheel, I rolled Marina Mist ink across the bottom of the card front.
When this ink is stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock, it looks closer to Not Quite Navy so that is the blue cardstock I used here. The soldier image from the Courage stamp set is inked in Marina Mist as well.
I sponged all the Crumb Cake pieces with matching ink including the panel with the stars.

To make that panel, I used my Stars #2 Die and my Big Shot to cut out the two small stars. I adhered them to the Crumb Cake panel and trimmed off the edges with my Paper Snips. The sponging really brought out the texture there. I love the subtle look of this.

The diamond shaped focal point is mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals as is the greeting which was stamped with the Elegant Thank You single stamp.

I have a special military family in mind to send this card to, they are stationed in Germany and their Daddy has just been deployed to Afghanistan. Our military members and their families bear so much and sacrifice so much for us to protect our freedoms - I am so grateful that they are willing to stand in the gap.

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my post and my blog - I appreciate you more than you know! Be sure to check the other operators creations over at Stamping 411 - I know they will blow you away with their takes on this sketch!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Supply List (All SU!):
Stamps: Courage, Elegant Thank You, Hero Jumbo Wheel
Inks: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Stars #2 Die, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamping Sponge, Jumbo Wheel Handle, Word Window Punch


  1. This is beautiful Robin! Can you please e-mail me about it? I believe my e-mail is attached to my name. Thank you!

  2. Beautiful card Robin! The Marina Mist looks amazing on the Crumb Cake cardstock. Your friend will love this card!

  3. Robin this is stunning. I just love the shading on the stars.
    By the way you little Emma is certainly growing up. What a beautiful young lady!

  4. It worked out beautifully for sure... ((((((hugs))))))

  5. I think I'll remind Selene that you secretly love diamond shapes, because this card ROCKS!!! Emma is such a beautiful, sweet girl and I'm sure that's a direct reflection of her parents :)

  6. Robin,
    First, let me say that Emma is so should be very proud of her (and I know you ARE!)

    I Love the card as well.....beautiful use of the new colors!

  7. It is a beautiful card Robin! I love it!

  8. OMG! I love this card and am totally gonna copy it.

    See you in a month girlfriend!

    Love ya,

  9. Awesome card, Robin! Love the stars in the background and the new colors! Wonderful! Emma is growing up, isn't she?


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