My goodness, I haven't done One Sketch -- Three Cards! for awhile and I thought this week's Late Night Stampers Challenge Sketch would be the perfect opportunity! For all three of my cards today using this sketch, I turned it 90 degrees and changed the orientation of the sketch!
Here's my first card using the fabulous Bella Blossoms Stamp Set (it's still available on the Dormant List and I sure hope it doesn't retire -- I think there's so much more that can be done with this set than I've seen!). I began with a Rose Red Card Base and a 2nd layer of Cameo Coral. The Designer Series Paper is Raspberry Tart and I used two different patterns from the DSP. The Kiwi Kiss print was punched with the Eyelet Border Punch. The ribbon is 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain in Rose Red. I stamped the flower image three times -- once (just the leaves) on the Whisper White layer. Once (on a scrap of Whisper White) in Rose Red and another time in Cameo Coral. I carefully cut out the Rose Red flower, applied Crystal Effects to the inside white part and dipped it in Clear Micro Beads (see the close up for detail - click to enlarge) and then adhered it to the stem using SNAIL adhesive. Next, I cut out just the inside of the the Cameo Coral flower, sponged the edges with Rose Red ink and mounted it on the other layers with Stampin' Dimensionals. Not to feel left-out, the inside of the card is stamped as well for a nice little surprise when you open the card! I really love the way this card turned out!
For my next example, I decided to go baby girl! Using Sweet Always DSP (again 2 different patterns), I layered the DSP on Chocolate Chip and then the Pretty in Pink Card Base. I added some 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon across the middle (to hide the seam). I created the eyelet ribbon border on the left by taking a 1 1/2" strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock and punching both long edges with the Eyelet Border Punch. I drew a pencil line down the middle of the punched cardstock (on the back) and then used the Double Rectangle punch to punch the slots for the 1/4" Pretty in Pink Grosgrain ribbon. The Zebra (colored with markers) is from the Zoofari Stamp Set and the sentiment is the Beautiful Baby Individual Stamp (FREE this month with a $40 purchase from the Occasions Mini Catalog -- ask me how!). The little daisy is from the Dasies #2 Die and the Chocolate Chip Flower button is from Button Latte. So fun and what a great way to greet a new little one!
One more for today! I've been to two funerals this week (unfortunately) so really needed some new sympathy cards. This uses the Thoughts & Prayers Stamp set and Bella Birds Designer Series Paper (once again, two different patterns). I stamped the images in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White and sponged around the edges. The ribbon is the delicious chocolate Chip Dotted Satin from the Valet Ribbon Originals collection! I wouldn't normally think of crossing the ribbon in this way, but this sketch invited it and I think I like the way it looks!
Well, that's going to be it for today. I've got a list as long of my arm of things that still need to be done before I go to bed. Yikes!!! I better get busy!!!
Just a reminder that my newest Kit-on-the-Go is this darling little Birdhouse box and set of 4 cards. You can purchase the kit or just the Tutorial. Click HERE for more information. To see all the Kits, cards and Tutorials that I'm currently offering, go to my online Store Window HERE.
I hope the rest of your weekend is great! Please stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration!