Thursday, January 31, 2008

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge

Yesterday I tried out the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I ended up making three cards by the end of the night. I kept coming up with different variations using the same card stock. Plus, I had some 4 1/4" square Chocolate Chip card bases that I had cut and scored for a stamp class and wanted to use up.

All cards are 4.25 x 4.25

Card #1

On this card I was almost done and I realized that I hadn't stamped at all. So I decided to stamp the swirl on the Not Quite Navy Strip. Token stamping done.


Stamps: Baroqu Motifs (swirl)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, double sided Designer Paper (Bohemia line from My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Distresser (Cutter Kit), Sponge Dauber, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Pewter Brad (Dollarama), Flower (Darico), Glue Dot

Card #2
On this card I inked up French Script with VersaMark, stamped on the blue side of the Designer Paper and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I taped the more patterned side of the same DP to a strip of Whisper White card stock and stamped "warmest wishes" on the bottom right side. I sponge daubed the edges in Not Quite Navy, didn't like how it looked so I went over it with Chocolate Chip. Still wasn't happy with it, so sponged over all the white with Not Quite Navy. And STILL wasn't happy with it so I embossed that piece with the Clear Embossing Powder and then stamped in Chocolate Chip over top - both times with the French Script background stamp.

The brown Primas weren't an exact match to Chocolate Chip so I just sponged the flowers with Chocolate Chip. I also sponged the edges of the white flower.


Stamps: So Many Sayings, French Script

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, double sided Designer Paper (Bohemia line from My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Accessories: Flowers (Prima), Antique Copper Brads (makingmemories), Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Clear Embossing Powder, Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber, Sponge

Card #3

On the background square, I embossed it with VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder, distressed the edges and directly inked them the Whisper White ink. I also used the ink pad to ink the edges of the Chocolate Chip card base. I tied the ribbon around the front of the entire card base.

For the flower, I stamped Whisper White on Chocolate Chip. Then I used Not Quite Navy Classic ink with the French Script and very quickly embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. (It actually worked!?!) I tried the same thing again, but with Old Olive Classic ink. Unfortunately, this time it did not work. By using Craft ink, you would be guaranteed that the embossing powder would stick. It was worth a try though. I made two smaller flowers from the same set in a similar way. I attached them to the large flower with a brad, placed two dimensionals on the back and then added it to the card.


Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, French Script, So Many Sayings
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, double sided Designer Paper (Bohemia line from My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Whisper White, VersaMark, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Distresser (Cutter Kit), Clear Embossing Powder, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Antique Copper Brad, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip 15/16" Satin Ribbon

I was getting low on Birthday cards, so now I have a few more.

Thanks for stopping by.


Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Awesome Creation's....As always your work is Wonderful!!!