February 28, 2012

Hi everyone!  Today I made a card for the sketch challenge on the Clean & Simple stamping blog found here.  For this challenge we were to create a one layer card using the following sketch-

I used the larger flower stamp from the Stampin' Up! stamp set called Just Believe.  This is the first time I'm using this set and I love how pretty this flower image is.  I colored my stamp using my SU markers and then I stamped it on the lower left hand corner of my card.   Next, I stamped my sentiment using basic gray and then I sponged my sun. 

I used a technique called reverse masking to make the sun.  Basically, you take a piece of scrap paper and punch out a circle.  Then place the scrap card stock with the open area where you would like the sun to be and sponge within that open/punched out area.

After my sun was finished I decided to sponge some clouds and I did a little bit of old olive sponging towards the bottom of my card.  I did this sponging because I didn't want my card to be all white.  I left my sentiment area white and so I didn't sponge over it.

For my embellishment I decided to add a row of three buttons with some white twine tied in the centers.  Well, that's about it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great rest of the day!

Stamps:  Just Believe
Card Stock: White
Ink: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, More Mustard, Bashful Blue
Supplies: Sponge, SU Old Olive & Melon Mambo Markers, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots
Technique:  Sponging, Reverse Masking

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muscrat said...

Such a pretty card!

Athina said...

Beautifully done!

Carolina Little said...

Beautiful card Patty!!!. Love your colours and the sky and that sun...everything about it!!!

Barb said...

This card is so darn pretty--love the colors

Melina said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! love the sponging and colors you used! This is so pretty :)

Makiko Jones said...

This is so stunning!!

Heather B said...

Gorgeous!! Love the sponging. Beautiful card!

Kristina said...

This is just stunning great job!