Well, not exactly a miracle… but from time to time, I am challenged to come up with an appropriate and interesting blog post, and this is what works for me!. Today I turned to two challenge sites: Splitcoast Stampers and Mary Jo Price-Williams Techno Stampers. I really should put these on separate blog posts… but then again, I’m sure some crazy card will pop into my head again in the next few days! So, today I bring you SC298 sketch challenge from Splitcoast Stampers, and TSSC141 from Techno Stampers.
This first card sketch kind of surprised me because it is very similar to one I recently drew for a design team.. I haven’t stamped and/or created that card yet… but the round sphere in the center reminded me of a world globe, so my mind wandered…. to the Newsprint Designer Series Paper.. (yum!). One of the paper print patterns just happens to include a map showing where I live!!! Imagine that!! So, for SC298.. I bring you an old joke… What is Black, and White and Read all over…the world, a globe, and an invitation to visit the state of Florida… right….. --->HERE (Insert dry humor here:)
And of course my second card share today, for the Techno Stampers TSSC141 Challenge… a Christmas card… the two parallel ribbons have been folded and cut at an angle reminiscent of a sled or sleigh, bearing tidings for the season.
The background for this card was actually created a couple months ago, and found while digging through my ‘inspiration basket’… It was made by adhering silver Waffle Paper to a sheet of Whisper White Cardstock, and then embossing with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and my Big Shot machine… A sanding block was used to lightly sand the raised surfaces before applying basic jewel rhinestones to the center of the snowflake embossed images and to dot the “i” in Christmas.
I’m enjoying the new Extra Large Designer Label Punch from the holiday mini catalog… just wish they would arrive in nested pairs (like twins:) The punched/embossed image was inked on the outer edges with a sponge dauber and Night of Navy classic ink before pop dots were added to the back and attached to the card.
I ran Snail adhesive (double sided adhesive) down the back of the Night of Navy 5/8” Satin Ribbon and folded it in 1/2 before cutting the ends on an angle with Ribbon Scissors… thought it resembled the runners of a sled (work with me:)… perhaps too abstract… maybe not so much now that I’m writing this post.. what do you think?
Stamps, Cardstock, and Supplies used for today’s Challenge Cards:
Stamps: Compliments to the Chef
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Series Paper: Newsprint
Classic Inks: Basic Black
Big Shot Machine & Accessories: Clear Circle Bigz Die
Other Accessories: Silver Brads, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Signo White Gel Pen
Stamps: Occasional Quotes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Paper: Silver Waffle Paper
Accessories: Extra Large Designer label Punch, heat tool, powder pal, embossing buddy, silver embossing powder, stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, sponge dauber
Well, tomorrow is another edition of Sketch Frenzy Friday… I hope you’ll stop by and say hi, perhaps play along with the design team too. In the mean time, remember you can shop for these Stampin Up supplies and more at my Online Stampin’ Up Store!