Hello everyone! It's Saturday and you know what that means! Another Sketch Challenge from Stamping 411. For those of you who aren't yet familiar with Stamping 411, this is a fabulous new website (in my humble and non-objective opinion) and idea that is shared with me and some of my favorite stamping friends -- Selene Kempton, Robin Merriman, Connie Babbert, Patti Chesky and Lee Conrey. This site focuses on stamping basics for new and occasional stampers, but also features tutorials, videos and weekly sketch challenges for everyone! I hope you'll hop on over there to check out the cards that my partners have created this week, to check out the growing list of resources and tutorials and to play along with this week's Sketch Challenge.
Here's what I created for this week's challenge -- inspired (I think) by the new Disney movie, Up! If you haven't seen it yet, you really need to. It's great for kids and adults! I used the Crazy For Cupcakes Stamp set; Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper; Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White cardstocks; 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon;a Jumbo Grommet; Black Stazon and Versamark Inks; Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.
As I will each week for the Saturday Sketch Challenge, I have provided a detailed step-by-step tutorial for this card. The tutorial has a list of all supplies used, measurements for each layer and photos and instructions for each step in the process. The tutorial may not be for everyone -- it's very detailed and for those that can simply look at a picture and copy it, you may not want it. But for others who can't do that and for beginning stampers who are just starting out, I hope you find these tutorials helpful. Sometimes it's nice to just peek over someone's shoulder and see how they do things and that's the way I've tried to write these tutorials -- as If I were sitting across the table with you in my studio, teaching you the basics of cardmaking in a class. This week's 7-page Tutorial includes tips on Paper Piecing, Inserting Grommets, Tying a Bow and Embossing. You may download and print this week's Sketch Tutorial HERE. (it may take a minute to download).
One nice surprise about this card is that it can be just a regular card or you can convert the inside of the card to a Gift Card Holder. This fun and easy technique can be used to convert any card to one that will hold a Gift Card. I explain it all in the tutorial above.
Well, that's going to be it for today! I'm so glad that you stopped by and hope you'll come back soon. Don't forget to check out Stamping 411 and if you decide to play along with this week's challenge, I'll look forward to seeing the projects that you create throughout the week.
Happy Stamping everyone!