Wednesday, 24 August 2011

SSC 217...

I am in the middle of doing Wedding Reception Stationery so shouldn't really be doing any cards, let along attempt sketches, but while the paint is drying, the mouse will play.  Anyhow, I have to make the bride & groom a "Congratulations" Card, so this is a good excuse!

This card has been created for the challenge over at Stamping 411 I finally inked a stamp set which has been sitting on my shelf for a little time now.  After seeing it in ink, I now have a million ideas to use it, but alas as it is a Hotess Set, so will be retiring at the end of the month.

This week Stamping 411 not only have 2 sketches but they have a "Contest" so to speak.  The winner will receive a FREE Level 3 Hostess Set from the previous Idea Book & Catalogue - "Playful Pieces". 

If I get the time, I will attempt to have a go at the other sketch too, as a few ideas popped into my head while making the card for #2 sketch

As always, measurements have been supplied for us -

Base: 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2" - Basic Black
Layer 2: 5 x 3 3/4"  - Riding Hood Red
Layer 3: 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"  - DSP
Layer 4: 3 1/8" x 4 1/8" - Basic Black
Layer 5: 3x4" - Very Vanilla
Layer 6: Ribbon or cardstock
Layer 7: ANY shape punch

I stamped my images direct onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Basic Black Ink.  Thinking I would try something a little different & not do the 2-step stamping technique onto the image, I coloured the images using my Aqua Painter, Riding Hood Red & Crumb Cake Inks.  I think it come out ok.  I very roughly coloured the images, as I think the stamp set calls for that, not to keep your colouring within the lines, so to speak!

I put the card through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots, layered it to Basic Black, then to DSP & then to Riding Hood Red Cardstock.  A piece of Ribbon was adhered across the bottom about 1/4 way up & a bow tied.

I stamped my sentiment using Basic Black Ink onto Very Vanilla, punched using Oval Punch & run it through the Bigshot, again using the same Embossing Folder.  The piece was then adhered to a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock which had been punched using the Scallop Oval Punch.  I adhered to the card using SU Dimensionals.

The whole piece was then adhered to the Base Card - Basic Black.

For my inside, I did the 2-Step Stamping Technique using Basic Black, Riding Hood Red & Crumb Cake Inks onto Very Vanilla, adhered to layer of Riding Hood Red Cardstock & then to the Base Card.

What looks like a hard sketch, is really a great one to do!

Supplies -
Stamp Set - Fast & Fabulous, Oval All
Inks - Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Blasic Black
DSP - Love Letter
Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots
Punches - Oval, Scallop Oval
Ribbon - 1/8" Taffeta - Basic Black
Accessories - SU Dimensionals, Bigshot, Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter

Until next time, Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Fantastic card Vicky. I love the way you have co-ordinated everything so perfectly. Oh and as usual inside your card is as gorgeous as the front.

Selene Kempton said...

Jaw dropping beautiful! Thanks for playing along this week Vicky!

Craftystamper said...

A wonderful, colourful card. Great take on the sketch. Congratulations on becoming a member of Stampin Fun & Friends design team.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Very pretty!! Thanks for playing with us this week!!

Patti Chesky said...

This is a stunning card!!!!


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