Friday, 22 July 2011

Simply Stampin' Sketch Challenge Thinking Of You Card

I really like the sketch over at the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog so I definitely wanted to play along.  I thought I wouldn't make it in time, I don't know where this week has gone!  Here's the sketch:

I started off by choosing some patterned paper and then I decided on my colour combo from there.  I made an A6 side opening card with Perfect Plum CS, stamped the sentiment, added my Old Olive punched border and the patterned paper strip.  LOVE that sentiment, in fact I love all the sentiments in the Swirls & Curls Verses set, I'm so glad I got this set from eBay!  I embossed the Elegant Eggplant strip with the Square Lattice folder.  I then got to the stamping using the Printed Petals and Button Button sets for my flowers.  I die cut a Little Leaves stem and cut it into three parts.  I punched the buttons out after stamping and I punched a few more circles and stacked them up so the buttons are more dimensional.  The flowers are popped up.  I then rounded the top right corner of the card.

I then stamped the envelope and the panel inside the card.  I stamped the line of flowers from the Printed Petals set on the white panel and it occurred to me that the flowers in the Itty Bitty Bits set are more or less the same.  So I stamped four Itty Bitty flowers in Elegant Eggplant ink, punched them out and glued them over the top of my line of Old Olive flowers.   I'm happy how this card turned out and I really love this layout, I will return to this sketch again!

Stamps: SU! Printed Petals, Button Button, Swirls & Curls Verses & Itty Bitty Bits sets
CS: SU! Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Old Olive & Elegant Eggplant
Tools: SU! Scalloped Circle punch, Eyelet Border punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punches, Little Leaves Sizzlits die Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dimensionals



Allie Jolliffe said...

I love those colours! And the flowers are really striking. I love it.

Angela said...

Thanks for joining us at Simply Stampin' your card is gorgeous, love the zingy colours you have used. xx

Margaret said...

Lovely card & gorgeous colours
Margaret x

kelly said...

Great card Ruth, I love the button centres for your flowers, and you're right that sentiment is gorgeous!!
Your colour combo is lush too.
So jealous, I'm always happy with my cards until I see other peoples!
Kelly xx

Uschi said...

I like the colours of your card and the putting into action of the sketch. You have selected a splendid paper for your flowers. Really an excellent card! And I also like your envelope very much.

Best wishes

Aileen said...

Fab colour choice. Love the big flowers. x

Anonymous said...

Love the colours used.Very nice card.
Debbie x