Friday, February 1, 2008

Beate's Sketch Challenge #33

So today I woke up with a sore throat and a fever. With strep throat going around my day care kids I just knew I had strep too. Nope, it was my sinuses again. I used today to stamp since I was actually in the stamping mood.

  • Here is one of my favorite cards from today. I did get more than one card stamped today. This is an unconventional size, 4 x 8 1/2, and will fit into a large envelope. The layout was not mine. I frequent another stamper's blog, Fresh and Fun and on Fridays she posts a layout challenge. This is the first time I have been able to take the challenge in a long time.

I knew I wanted to use a patterned paper so I chose that first. I chose East Coast Prep. Once the patterned paper was chosen I decided on Tempting Turquoise for the base of the card. From there I was unsure where I wanted to head with this card. I actually wanted to use a new Sale-A-Bration stamp set, but had a tough time fitting it into the design. Then I remembered that the new Occassions Mini (which will be available to all customers starting March 1st) had a star set in it that I just ordered today. My two star punches were begging to be used. I punched More Mustard with the Large Star and Real Red with the Small Star. Layered those on Whisper White, followed by Basic Black, Wild Wasabi and then Basic Black yet again.

For the words I knew I wanted to make this a Thank You card since I am still have not sent out any thank you cards for Christmas gifts. I used the Sale-A-Bration set Lots of Thoughts and just inked up the Many Thanks in Basic Black. I stamped that on a Whisper White scrap that I made into a tag. I tied this on with Black Grosgrain Ribbon and tacked it down with a little bit of Snail Adhesive.

To finish up the card I punched out Real Red with my 1/2 circle punch, snailed those down and added black brads from the Vintage Brad pack.

I was going to wait to finish this card when the order I placed today arrives, but I wanted this one done tonight. So I pulled out my Polka Dot Background Stamp, my More Mustard Craft Pad, my Clear Embossing Powder and my Heat Gun and went to town on the More Mustard Stars. This added the little bit of detail that the card was calling for.
By the way I am leaning on using this card or a version of it at my February Club meeting.


Marilyn said...

Hi Ashley! I love how you used all SU products for your card - it turned out darling!! Don't you just love those new star punches!! Great job!!!

beate said...

FANTASTIC card, Ashley! I love it! So happy and fun! I am glad you got time to play with the sketch! Thank you
Hugs and smiles

mjalbright said...

WOW!!!! Love it! East Coast Prep is my fav right now:) and you did an awesome job.
enjoy your weekend.

LeAnne said...

Very cool!! So bright & cheerful

Lori said...

Fantastic! Love the colors and how you dotted the stars--great idea.