Friday, August 27, 2010

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge

Good evening stampers!
I'm back tonight with this week's sketch from the Stamping 411 Blog and I took the opportunity to make a very special card for a very special friend.

First, here is the sketch:

It's a great one for so many designs, but it really was perfect for what I had in mind - a birthday card for my BFF Tiffany's 40th Birthday!!!
Her big day is tomorrow, 8/28 and since I can't be with her to celebrate this milestone, I thought she needed a big, gaudy card to mark the occasion.
Tell me what you think!

I didn't follow the sketch exactly, but that's what a sketch is for - it's a guideline, a blueprint for your creativity. You can take it in any direction you choose!

The cardstock is really only three layers, Basic Black for the card base folded to make a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. Brushed Silver cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and Whisper White cut at 3 3/4" x 5". I ran this layer through the Big Shot with my Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder to add a little whimsy to the more formal look of the black and white.

My focal point sits on three layers of ribbon, Basic Black Satin, Whisper White Satin and the new Basic Black lace coming out in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I added six of the new Rhinestone Jewels to the Whisper White Satin ribbon for a punch of bling!

The focal point itself is entirely cut with the Big Shot. I used the Ovals Die with Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock. The Big 4 -0 is cut with the Simple Numbers using Basic Black cardstock. I then heat embossed them with Sterling Silver Embossing Powder. I glued them to the ovals with Tombow Multi-Adhesive and then used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the whole thing to the card front.

I was thrilled with the end result and I so hope Tiffany loves it too! It's currently in a Priority Mail package headed her way so we'll know soon enough!

Be sure to check out all the other Stamping 411 Operators designs by visiting the Stamping 411 Blog. You'll see Tiffany's project there too!
Have a great evening everyone and have a wonderful Birthday Tiffany! Love ya girlfriend!



  1. Great card Robin, Tiffany will love it!!! Happy Birthday Tiffany!!

  2. OMG!!!!! When I saw your card on the Stamping 411 Blog I screamed!! I knew it was for me so I headed on over here to make sure and yep you just had to broadcasst it didn't you!!!LOL!!!!

    This card is breathtaking and would be so much better if it didn't have that huge 40 on it!!!!UHG!!!! I know I will get over it but for now I am having a pity party all by myself!!

    Can't wait to get that package in the mail though and thank you so much for the awesome balloons!!! Luv ya and miss you lots!!!

  3. Love it and lawdy lawdy, it sure is Gawdy!

    Big hugs darlin'

  4. Tiffany is one lucky girl to receive this card! Love the big 4-0 and the bling too!

  5. Love everything about your card, the rhiney's, lace, emobossed bg, and that shiny 40, a very classy card!

  6. So pretty! Not gawdy at all. Wanna know my favorite part? The lace looks like it has little smiley faces on it! It's perfect for sending birthday wishes to your BFF!

  7. What a great card for Tiffany! I love it. Wonderful sparkly details!

  8. Robin -- the black lace and rhinestones really set this card apart. Fabulous job with the sketch this week! Blessings, Gretchen


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