Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Well Penned Fall Card - SQSC04

This week’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge featured cross-stitching and (of course) layers.  I chose to feature the French Foliage Stamp Set along with a new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog:  Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the new, elegant greeting set “Well Penned”. 

If you haven’t seen it yet, “Well Penned” does an excellent job of mimicking calligraphy and is featured on page 15 of the Holiday Mini Catalog.  The elegant script greetings are suitable for many occasions.  Today’s SQSC04 card showcases “Give Thanks”, one of four greetings.

Don’t forget, you can always shop my online Stampin’ Up! store for exclusive Holiday Mini Products and more from Stampin’ Up!SQSC04, French_Foliage_Stampin_Queens, Challenge, Rock_N_Roll, technique, splitcoast_Stampers, tutorials, tips, well_penned, online_stampin_up_Store, shop_online, rhinestones, dimensionals, Createdbyu_Blogspot, Photobucket, flickr, Sharon_FieldAlthough it doesn’t photograph well, the entire card surface was also spritzed with Champagne Shimmer Mist, a truly sparkling sensation in itself.SQSC04, French_Foliage_Stampin_Queens, Challenge, Rock_N_Roll, technique, splitcoast_Stampers, tutorials, tips, well_penned, online_stampin_up_Store, shop_online, rhinestones, dimensionals, Createdbyu_Blogspot, Photobucket, flickr, Sharon_Field“Give Thanks” was stamped with Cajun Craze Classic Ink.  After fussy cutting the greeting, the edges were sponged with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, a tiny rhinestone jewel was added to dot the “i"… the entire greeting was then popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.SQSC04, French_Foliage_Stampin_Queens, Challenge, Rock_N_Roll, technique, splitcoast_Stampers, tutorials, tips, well_penned, online_stampin_up_Store, shop_online, rhinestones, dimensionals, Createdbyu_Blogspot, Photobucket, flickr, Sharon_FieldThe “Rock N’ Roll” Technique was used to stamp each of the leaf images from the French Foliage stamp set.  The splatter stamp, also part of the same stamp set, was then inked and stamped in Perfect Plum Classic Ink.SQSC04, French_Foliage_Stampin_Queens, Challenge, Rock_N_Roll, technique, splitcoast_Stampers, tutorials, tips, well_penned, online_stampin_up_Store, shop_online, rhinestones, dimensionals, Createdbyu_Blogspot, Photobucket, flickr, Sharon_FieldThe script image from French Foliage was stamped onto River Rock Card Stock using Early Espresso Classic Ink, punched with a 1-1/4” circle punch, and sponged with Early Espresso Classic Ink. 

The Paris postmark image was then stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Card Stock with chocolate Chip Classic Ink, punched with a 3/4” circle punch,sponged using the same ink, and then popped onto the script circle with a stampin’ dimensional.SQSC04, French_Foliage_Stampin_Queens, Challenge, Rock_N_Roll, technique, splitcoast_Stampers, tutorials, tips, well_penned, online_stampin_up_Store, shop_online, rhinestones, dimensionals, Createdbyu_Blogspot, Photobucket, flickr, Sharon_FieldAn extra leaf image was fussy cut, and popped up between the greeting and card front layers… just for fun.SQSC04, French_Foliage_Stampin_Queens, Challenge, Rock_N_Roll, technique, splitcoast_Stampers, tutorials, tips, well_penned, online_stampin_up_Store, shop_online, rhinestones, dimensionals, Createdbyu_Blogspot, Photobucket, flickr, Sharon_FieldCross-stitched accents were created using a Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, and the fine tip of a stampin’ write marker… definitely NOT my favorite faux stitching technique!  But here’s a couple BIG TIPS should you choose to do faux cross stitch on your scrapbook pages and/or cards/projects…

TIPS

    1. ALWAYS use the hard mat from your Mat Pack beneath the foam layer… it will help to keep your card stock from tearing as you pierce the tiny holes.
    2. Make your cross stitch larger than two adjacent lines on the mat pack.  Mine was created using two adjacent lines, and boy oh boy was it ever difficult to pierce without tearing the card stock!
SQSC04, French_Foliage_Stampin_Queens, Challenge, Rock_N_Roll, technique, splitcoast_Stampers, tutorials, tips, well_penned, online_stampin_up_Store, shop_online, rhinestones, dimensionals, Createdbyu_Blogspot, Photobucket, flickr, Sharon_FieldAnother card with multiple layers, but a relatively low profile, still thin enough to require only one standard USPS stamp!

SQSC04, French_Foliage_Stampin_Queens, Challenge, Rock_N_Roll, technique, splitcoast_Stampers, tutorials, tips, well_penned, online_stampin_up_Store, shop_online, rhinestones, dimensionals, Createdbyu_Blogspot, Photobucket, flickr, Sharon_FieldDo you like the look of layered cards?  Join us this week for the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge #4!  All you have to do is use the sketch featured above in a card, scrapbook page, or project… no special stamps or colors are required.  Make it your own, move things around a bit, turn it sideways, etc.… and then.. well, you know the drill!

  1. Scan or Photograph your project.
  2. Upload to your blog, be sure to use the challenge code SQSC4, and copy the URL of the blog post OR
  3. Upload to an online forum or photo site, be sure to use the challenge code SQSC4 (splitcoaststampers, photobucket, flickr, stampin’ addicts, etc.… ) and copy the URL of your entry.
  4. Visit the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge Blog to add the URL of your entry using the linky tool at the bottom of the SQSC4 challenge post.

I look forward to reading your comments, and hope you’ll play along with us this week!

I’ve updated my calendar with new classes and opportunities for September… be sure to check out the Classes and Events tab at the top of this page, and register early!

If you’d like more information on the Rock ‘N Roll technique, visit the resource section of Splitcoast Stampers or simply click on Rock ‘N Roll in the first line of this paragraph!

See you tomorrow with a new challenge from the Creative-Sketches Design Team!

Hugs,

Sharon

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6 comments:

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Sharon!
I love your autumn card! The colors are SO pretty together and the rock and roll technique is gorgeous on the leaves. Your fussy cutting is pretty too. I like the new penned stamp, very elegant. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration today!

Mary Davidson said...

Sharon, your card is absolutely beautiful! Every layer adds to it's beauty. That's a lot of piercing! Thanks for sharing you tips about it! I'm saving your card in my Inspirations folder.

Its Ace said...

Sharon I love wht you have done with French Foliage. This is a definite on my list to CASE. TFS

Nancy

lisa808 said...

Such a lovely card. The leaf tucked behind the greeting is a perfect touch.

Fabiola said...

oh quelle élégance, très chic, biz

Linda McClain said...

Sharon, you've done it again. Your collage technique is stunning! I love it.