Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge - Rockin' Birthday!

Hmmm.....It seems that I am a bit late in getting my post up here for this week's Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge........
I can't really blame it on turkey coma because I was up early on Friday for Black Friday shopping with Emma. We came home, napped a bit and went out for a second round last night. Some would call us gluttons for punishment, but we really had a great time. Apparently such a good time that I completely forgot to finish my post last night! Oh, I thought about it - at 5 am this morning, but then I just rolled over and went back to sleep! Until about 8 am this morning when I was rudely confronted with the fact that Emma's skating team practice was not at 6 pm this evening in Laurel, MD, but at 9:30 am this MORNING in Bowie, MD! Sheesh! Yeah, that's about an hour and a half from our house, so we were a bit late for that one! HA! A girl just can't catch a break around here!
I guess it's a good thing that I actually had my card done early this week - or I might not have anything to show you today! Hopefully, it's worth all the life drama you just read about!
Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

I did take a few liberties with the size, but I'd just gotten this stamp set - Grunge Rock and the guitar image was perfect for the panels!

My card is done with all Whisper White cardstock and it measures 5" x 5" square finished size.
I wanted something fun and bright, but sophisticated too, so I pulled out Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Black Staz-On for my ink colors. The guitars were stamped with Craft Ink Spots and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder and my Heat Tool. I matted them with more white cardstock and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the stamped cardfront.
I'd stamped the background with random images in those same colors in Classic Ink.

The greeting was stamped on a strip of white cardstock and then I added the Raven black lace trim with some Sticky Strip across the bottom. I stamped the crown image with Rich Razzleberry on a white scrap and trimmed it out, mounting it with more dimensionals next to the greeting. For a final touch, I added some Rhinestone Jewels accents - ya gotta have bling!

So, there you go - a bit late, but I hope you find it worth the wait!
Oh, I just rhymed - man, maybe I do need that turkey coma after all!

Be sure to stop by the Stamping 411 Blog and see what the other operators did with the sketch. I've seen their projects and they are sure to inspire you!
Stamped blessings,


  1. Very cute!!! I LOVE it!!

  2. Hey girl! This card is SO cool! I'm glad you had a great time shopping. Amanda and I ventured out at 3:30pm....just to Kohls and Target. I gave up Black Friday madness years ago.

  3. I'll say it's perfect and worth the wait.

  4. Your card is totally worth any drama it took to get it posted Robin! I'm a huge fan of Black Friday, so glad to hear you had a good time too :)

  5. Great job on this sketch challenge! Love the use of the black lace- adds a prefect touch- TFS :-)

  6. Great card! I love the colors of the guitars! Great details!

  7. I LOVE it!!! Again, the bright and gorgeous colors on the white really rock this out! Beautiful job!


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