Friday, February 4, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch - Funky Love Flower!

***Pre-posted since we are in Lake Placid, NY right now!

Ok, I'll admit it! I really struggled with this week's Stamping 411 Sketch! I tried 3 times to make this card what I had in my head and nothing was working out! That may have had something to do with all the distraction of having to leave a day early for our trip, but STILL! You'd think I could keep it simple!
Oh, well, I've said it before, Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug!

Here's my card - you be the judge!

Now, don't be distracted by the cute little cupcake stand - even though it is adorable! I did that on purpose to make you think the card is cuter than it is! :) I actually DO love the flower on the card, so there, that is something!
Here's the sketch we had to work with:

Seems simple enough, right?!

Anyway, I kept it pretty simple, just using Basic Black, Whisper White and the valentine's dsp from the Occasions Mini. I made the flower with the new Fun Flowers die - love that thing! and crumpled up the flowers and sponged them with Pink Pirouette ink before putting them all together with a Jumbo Brad.

The center was stamped with the XOXO stamp set with Real Red Craft Ink and embossed in clear ep. I punched it out and added it to a circle of Red Glimmer Paper, adding a Rhinestone Jewel to the "o".
More Rhinestones are on the Blushing Bride Twill Ribbon that runs alongside the Polka Dot embossing that I did with my Big Shot.

Ok, the more I write about it, the more I like it. But I'd still love to hear what you think!
Be sure to leave me a comment and then go visit the Stamping 411 Blog and see what the other Operators came up with! I know they will inspire you!

Stamped blessings,


  1. Isn't it funny how we have the hardest time with the simplest things? I really like it. I am a BIG fan of the new flower die too! It's awesome!

  2. This card is cute ... adorable with or without the cute stand!!

  3. I think it's stinkin' cute! I just love that stand from the Christmas tree shop! Thinking of you and Emma this week! Hope they did great!

  4. I love the flower die too!! I think your card is is the stand!!!

  5. We were on the same wavelength with the the flower! I have a tough time with simple sketches, too!

  6. I like it a lot. I want to make one. I would leave off the rhinestones just because I don't have any to use.

  7. Robin you crack me up! The card is so sweet with or without the cupcake stand :) Love the layers and glitter & rocked it out!!

  8. Very cute card, love the flower and all the rhinestones. Great colors.

  9. Well I just love this card Robin!! That big yummy beautiful flower is awesome!!

    Miss ya!!

  10. Robin -- you out-did yourself with this card -- it's amazing! As are you!!! Blessings, Gretchen


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