Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch on Tuesday

Okay, by now you should be used to me being a little behind on things. I finally got a chance to get over to Karen Giron's blog for her Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge this morning. What a cute little sketch it is. You really need to try out some of these sketches! They are such a big help coming up with the layout, so you just need to find components that fit. As soon as I saw this one, I thought of the Thoughts & Prayers set that I've used so often for my own personal cards. And I have soooo much leftover DSP that's been retired, I thought "why not?" Since this will go into my personal stash, I figured I could do whatever I liked. So there's a mix of new and old, circles and squares. Here's what I came up with...
I really liked this Georgia Peach Designer Series Paper, so I have, umm, yes ah, well, a 'little' bit leftover. It's so happy looking - it seems to be perfect for 'thinking of you' and 'get well' type of cards. Plus it's fun finding retired paper that will work with our new In Colors, so it looks fresh and new! Don't you like the Melon Mambo splashes of color on here?

All stamps and materials used by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Cardstock: So Saffron, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White cardstock, and Georgia Peach Designer Series Paper
Ink: Always Artichoke, Regal Rose, and Melon Mambo Markers (yes, we have In Color Markers this year!!)
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Distressing Tool, 3/4" Square Punch, 5/8" Neutral Brad Assortment, and Dimensionals.
There was really nothing hard about making this card. The part that took the longest was trying to decide what two accent pieces would work here. I tried rhinestone brads, Styled Silver brads, flower brads, flower punches, just the cardstock pieces, etc. In other words, I tried everything! I'm happy with the way the components all came together finally. Adding the large round brads on top of the square cardstock pieces kept both the round shapes from the sketch challenge, but also coordinated with the background squares.
I hope this inspires you to get out your stamps and have some fun. Remember, stamping brightens your day. And when you send it, it brightens someone else's day too! It's a win-win situation!
Happy stamping,


Kristina said...

Oh, I love that stamp. Definitely on my "got to get it someday" list. I love the colors you pulled from the dp. Beautiful card!

Sharnee Torrents said...

Beautiful card Sharon, the flowers are so delicate! It's really wonderful,well done!

Karen Giron said...

Gorgeous card - and I do love that paper, it's beautiful! Fantastic job on the sketch :)