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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sketch Challenge Anniversary

No special technique here, just stamps and ink! I wanted to do a card utilizing the layout from this week's Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Challenge #5. Thanks to Pat Huntoon and her blog for the idea of trimming around the vine :o)


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Card measures 8 1/2" x 4"

The cardfront irl is a lightesh dark purple with pebble texture. All stamps used are from a little Heidi Grace unmounted clear 12 pc. set sold at Joann's, etc. for about $7.99.

I used an old dye ink pad from Close To My Heart called Plum Mist, and a Versafine black for all elements. On the white panel I stamped the flower with stem in the plum ink, edged the sides with the black ink and a sponge, and stamped the flourish in the two right side corners.

On another white panel I sponged plum ink over all. I stamped the vines/stems twice as shown and trimmed closely on one edge. I stamped the tiny blossom over all using the plum ink. To thread the ribbon, I punched a template using the large 3/4" ribbon slot punch by McGill. At the center point I laid this template down, drew the lines in with pencil, lined these up under the punch slots and punched. I measured equal distances from this point using a centered ruler (very cheap and very irreplaceable!) I adhered this piece to the left side over the flower stamped white panel.

For the word panels I stamped one part of the phrase on each of three plum sponged rectangles and rounded two corners. I stamped the flourish in plum over the words and edged the panels with black ink. They seemed too flat so I added strips of self-adhesive flat-backed crystals as shown which are quite reflective irl.

Thanks for looking!

6 comments:

leenda said...

I love coming here to drool...! This is one GORGEOUS piece of artwork Nancy! You knocked that challenge out of the ballpark!

Manna said...

WOW, what a beautiful card! I agree with what Leenda said 100%. Wonderful job!

Digital said...

Just my color, Nancy. So many more good ideas, and so pretty. LOL, Mom

MJ said...

Super pretty! Love the way you did the sentiment. Great job. Thanks so much for playing.

Susie said...

This card is lovely. You did a fantasdtic job.

Susie

Valerie Byrnes said...

I really love this card. So creative and so together. WOW