Hello everyone and welcome to another Saturday Sketch Challenge from the Stamping 411 Operators! I know it seems like I say this every week but, my goodness, how can the time go by so quickly! Geeesh! It seems that all I do is close my eyes and an entire week has passed me by! Oh well, I do look forward to Fridays when the Stamping 411 Operators unveil the new Saturday Sketch Challenge!
As you can see, I decided to flip this week's sketch to better accommodate the long stems and leaves on this lovely Iris image that comes in the Love & Sympathy stamp set! I inked directly on the rubber with Stampin' Write Markers (Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive) and then stamped off two more times, leaving irises that are different hues of purple. I just love this simple technique and what you can do with it.
Cardstock colors are Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White. For the little side piece in Elegant Eggplant, I used the Big Shot and the Apothecary Accents Framelets. I just used a small portion of the die cut (save the rest for another project) and pierced it with the new Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (love it!). I also added some paper piercing along the edge of the focal image frame. Other supplies include the Decorative Label Punch, 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set (around the outside) and Stampin' Dimensionals!
Here's some measurements to get you going:
- Layer One -- Wisteria Wonder Cardstock cut at 5.5 x 8.5", scored and folded to make the Card Base.
- Layer Two -- Elegant Eggplant Cardstock cut at 4 x 5.25"
- Layer Three -- Whisper White Cardstock cut at 3.75 x 3.5" (stamp outside edges with the flourish stamp).
- Layer Four -- Wisteria Wonder Cardstock cut at 2.5 x 4"
- Layer Five -- Whisper White Cardstock cut at 2.25 x 3.75" -- stamp images
- Layer Six -- Side Piece (cut with the Framelet Die), measuring approximately 1 x 3.75"
- Layer Seven -- Inside of Card -- Whisper White cut at 4 x 5.25" -- stamp with desired images.
And, that's it! This is one of those sketches that might look a little complicated when you first see it, but when you break it down into steps, it's really very simple. And you know that layers add so much to your final project. They really make it special!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I do hope you'll be back soon for more ideas and inspiration! And, don't forget to check out the other Operator projects at Stamping 411!