Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday night.
Tonight's card is for the Paper Players Challenge 3. This week is a sketch challenge. It's the kind of sketch that you can dress up, or dress down. Kind of like the little black dress of sketches :-)
I couldn't help but pull out one of my new favorite stamp sets - and combine it with a sneak peek color combo for you. Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. I promise I have taken a whole new liking to Old Olive again since the color renovation.
Here's the sketch that Lesley gave the design team to work with. You can roll your cursor over the sketch and blow it up to see the detail. For me, it really screamed clean and simple. Well, you all know that I love clean and simple, so it was an easy leap for me:-)
The great thing about a sketch is seeing how crafter's make it their own. Instead of a flower element on the right hand side, I decided to use ribbon. Now... when you see my card you are going to say... "oh, there's that fabulous Daffodil Delight ribbon from the new catty. Well, not quite! There's a tip for that a little later:-)
Here's my take on the sketch:
Doesn't that flower look great and isn't this a fabulous color combo? I'm really pleased that we were given this set, because I really don't think I would have bought it. I also love the cursive script "thank you" - it's just perfect for so many cards.
- Card stock: Old Olive, Concord Crush, Whisper White
- Inks: Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
- Accessories: Whisper White Satin ribbon (yep... that's whisper white ribbon!), white embossing powder (for the thank you), Daffodil Delight marker (for the ribbon)
- Tools: Big Shot with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, dimensionals (for the front panel)
- Cut Old Olive card stock to A2 vertical
- Cut Concord Crush card stock 4 1/4" w x 2" h - run through big shot in Perfect Polka dots embossing folder. Mount to Old Olive card stock with embossed side down. Tip: you will need more glue when you place the embossed side down, otherwise the embossing stops it from sticking as well and you won't be happy when it doesn't stick well :-)
- The Whisper White focal point is approximately 3 3/4"h x 3" w
- I inked up the flower using my Concord Crush and Old Olive markers and stamped onto the Whisper White card stock
- When the image was dry - which is quite quickly when you use the classic inks - I colored the centers of the flower with the Daffodil Delight marker.
- Stamp the "thank you" sentiment with versamark on the Concord Crush card stock using a stamp-a-ma-jig. Apply white embossing powder over the versamark image and heat set with your heat gun
- Wrap your ribbon around the card, covering the main area where the Old Olive and Concord Crush meet and tie a knot
- You are now ready to mount your focal image using stampin dimensionals.
It really is a quick and easy card to make. I love the colors on the card stock and ribbon and the way they come together in the focal image
Stampin' with Jaydee tips:
- Use a swiffer sweeper cloth to take static off the paper. I cut a sheet up into approximately 6 pieces and always have them on hand when I emboss. I run the cloth over the surface prior to embossing and also on the scrap paper that I use underneath my card stock to catch the embossing powder. It really helps with clean up.
- When you have finished, the best way to pick up glitter and embossing powder is to use a tack cloth. You can get them at any hardware store and they are THE best thing for cleaning up. You normally use it for cleaning wood after sanding. You can buy something called a "glitter clean up cloth" on the internet. But it is exactly the same thing as the tack cloth (thanks, Brenda!) and is considerably cheaper at the hardware store.
- Take care to place the sentiment onto as much of the flat surface as you can. I managed to avoid almost all the debossed parts by moving my stamp-a-ma-jig around just a little
- There are multiple ways to ink up an image as intricate as this. You can see my tutorial on this post.
- Back to the ribbon.... I didn't have Daffodil Delight satin ribbon, so I made my own. I did this by taking a length of Whisper White satin ribbon and coloring it with my Daffodil Delight marker. You can also do this with a brayer, but I wanted to keep the outer edges white, so used the thick end of my marker in straight sweeps. I then let the ribbon dry and, voila - Daffodil Delight ribbon. I always have white satin ribbon on hand so that I can create any color of ribbon I need.
- All you have to do is pop along to Alwaysplayingwithpaper and link your creation to your blog or online gallery such as splitcoast. You have until Friday evening to link your card.
- You are welcome to use any brand of stamp, paper or embellishments when you play along with us.
You can see the other fabulous inspiration creations that the design team have created for you.
On a personal note: We are sitting on the deck as I write this post. The weather is perfect (finally :-)), the birds are singing, the rabbits are running around and the chipmunks are creating a disturbance under the bushes. My kind of evening. Lou asked me if I wanted to go to dinner..... "Are you crazy?" I said. "I'd much rather sit and have dinner on the deck!"
Today, a box of 50 - yes count them - 50 cards arrived for the Operation Write Home card drive. Lynn, they are absolutely beautiful. You outdid yourself once again! I will be sharing Lynn's creations with you over the next few nights. A quick reminder... the card drive runs until June 31. ERRRRR.... that would be June 30 :-)
I did get to spend some time in my stamping space this afternoon. I love being able to do that on a Saturday. However, the highlight of the morning was going to the Farmer's Market here in town. We have our Longaberger market baskets, which are perfect for collecting all our veges. Every week someone comments on the great baskets. There's something truly fabulous about gathering wonderful, fresh organic, vegetables from the FM in beautifully crafted baskets. So, thanks to my dear friend Beverly for introducing me to her baskets.
Thoughts and prayers to Trish, Germaine, Beth, Lynn and "T".
As always, thank you so much for spending time in my little area of the stamping blogosphere. Your visit, your support - and your comments - are much appreciated.
Have a fun-laughter-loved filled Sunday. Remember to smile at a stranger - it may change their live.