Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Scrappy Card for Sketch Challenge SSC 204

Here's my entry for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge this week.  This turned out to be a card made just
from scraps.  No new sheets of paper were cut to make this card.

The card base is 5 x 8 1/2" folded at the center. Card stock colors are Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry.  DSP scraps are from Paisley Petals and Elegant Soiree collections.

The focal image flower is from the Hostess Level 2 set, Love and Care.  I stamped the flower on a square of Elegant Soiree  dsp, then stamped the blossom again on another scrap and cut it out.  It was layered over the first stamped blossom with Stampin' Dimensionals and gives the image an out-of-the box look.  The sentiment is from Bold  Blossoms stamp set.
I cut a short piece of 1/8 " taffeta ribbon for the bow.  That's the only part of the card that wasn't a scrap.

Inside, the card is lined with a piece of white card stock. A strip of Paisley Petals dsp was sponged with Baja Breeze ink and a sponge dauber to cover the bottom edge of the white layer.  Look for the Paisley Petals designer pack in the new catalog, coming out in July!  It's beautiful!
Clear mount blocks were used for mounting the stamp images.  Additional supplies used include the Square Lattice embossing folder, Sizzix Big Shot, paper snips, snail adhesive and a glue dot.

 The envelope was stamped with the flower image using Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive inks.

I'm recovering from a broken shoulder injury, so I haven't been stamping much!  Today I was actually able to use the paper trimmer by myself, so I feel quite accomplished!  I'll try to post more often now that I'm back working in my studio.  Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Mickey Roberts said...

Oh my gosh, Diane! I'm so sorry that you've been struggling with your shoulder. I thought your absence was due to traveling. Bummer! Great card for getting back into stamping again. Ideas for using up paper scraps are always welcome!