March 1, 2011
I'm just now getting a chance to upload my card for last week's splitcoast sketch challenge. My photo below is of the sketch we were to follow. This was such a cute sketch and I wanted to make sure to play along. I could image all sorts of smaller stamps being used for this sketch.
I decided to use one of my new stamp sets. The set I used is a level II hostess set called Silhouette Sentiments. I love this set, it's so versatile and just my style.
I began by stamping the flower image using Daffodil Delight ink and then using my stamp-a-ma-jig I lined up the image so that my next stamped black image would be just off to the left side a tiny bit- to sort of give it that shadow effect. I did this four times and then I punched out my images using my square punch.
My background is embossed using the new texture impressions embossing folder called 'Framed Tulips' found in the current mini catalog. I love this folder and I'm using it even more than I thought I would!
The rest of my time was spent simply following the sketch and putting my card together. One thing I did differently than I usually do it that using my eyelet border punch I decided to punch both the top and bottom part of my card stock. I like how that turned out and I'll have to remember to do that more often.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I have a great rest of the day! Tomorrow I'm going to use another stamp set that I just recently purchased so be sure to check back again.
Stamps: Silhouette Sentiments
Card Stock: White, Black, Daffodil Delight, SU DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight
Supplies: Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1 1/8" Square Punch
Technique: Dry Embossing, Shadow Stamping