Friday, August 20, 2010

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge

It's time again for another great sketch from Stamping 411 - and this one is a doozy! Even though it doesn't look simple at first glance, it isn't as complicated as it may look - it's good to challenge yourself from time to time! At least that's what I said when I saw it! :)
So, here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

For those of you who read my blog all the time, I really didn't intend to use the same stamp set as the card from two weeks ago - it just ended up that way!
What I DID intend to use was the new FABRIC that is coming your way in the Holiday Mini Catalog! I'm not much for sewing, but I love the idea of using fabric on my paper projects! And the best part - it matches the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper! Yeah!

So, for my card project, I folded a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock in half lengthwise to make a card that measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". It is sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink. I added a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock cut at 4 1/8" x 4 7/8" and sponged it with Always Artichoke ink before adhering it to the Crumb Cake.
Next, I cut a piece of Deck the Halls Designer FABRIC at 4" x 4 3/4" using my Paper and Craft Scissors. They are perfect for cutting fabric and ribbon! Before adhering it to the card front with SNAIL, I frayed the edges of all four sides giving it the shabby chic look I love so much! I also crumpled it a bit when I adhered it to the cardstock.

For the next layer, I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock with my Big Shot and the Scalloped Circles Die. It was stamped with matching ink with the holly leaf from the stamp set and I sponged the edges with ink as well.

The greeting layer is Very Vanilla which is sponged as well with the Cherry Cobbler ink. It's layered on a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock. I stamped my greeting with Always Artichoke ink and then added three Rhinestone Self-Adhesive Jewels to the lower left corner.
Before I added it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals, I wrapped the right side of the card front with the new Cherry Cobbler Seam Tape.

I love the sheen of this new ribbon option - it makes beautiful bows too and as you can see, I added one to the top right. I frayed the ends to continue the shabby chic look and then added one more piece of bling to the top above it.
For a final touch, I sprayed some homemade shimmer mist (Champagne Mist mixed with spray hand santizer - see this post here) on the card front, then used my Color Spritzer Tool to add some flecks of Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker.
This card made me so happy when it was all done - I'm going to LOVE using that fabric, I can already tell! :)

Be sure to check out all the other Stamping 411 Operators takes on the sketch too - I know they will have beautiful things to show you!

Stamped blessings,


  1. I am really loving the fabric on cards! Who would've ever imagined that a few years ago? Another beautiful shabby chic creation!!!

  2. I'm going to have to case this ...there's no doubt in my mind. It's so classically beautiful.

  3. Robin -- this is gorgeous -- a work of art! You have inspired me again! Blessins, Gretchen

  4. Okay Robin, I totally didn't need that fabric because I don't sew...I should have known you would show me some fabulous creation that would make me "need" it after all!! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. LOVE the vintage feel to your card...wonderful Christmas card!

  6. Beautiful card, I too am a non-sewing person so I too figured I didn't need the fabric, it adds an awesome texture to your card. Have to get some of that seam binding!!! Love your card.

  7. Beautiful card! I didn't get the cherry cobbler seam binding(yet!)- thought it was just for sewing and didn't think of it as RIBBON! Now, I will be getting it.

  8. This is another beauty! Love how you used the fabric and seam binding without a stitch of sewing!!!

  9. Absolutely stunning! I love the fabric background, so clever! :)

  10. Just beautiful my friend!!! Love how you used the fabric and great minds think alike since I used the fabric on this weeks card too!! Miss you!


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