Welcome back to my little blog! Sorry for the delay in this morning’s post… up to my eyeballs last night preparing for today’s Card Club luncheon! I really should start taking pictures of the food we eat at card club especially when it turns out good!
Today’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge design is very simple… 12 circles, one mat and a sentiment. Honestly, I had no clue what to do with that!
Here’s the second card I came up with for the challenge…
Still missing something…
When in doubt, add ribbon, right? What a difference a little stretch of ribbon can make!!
LOL, I know people who absolutely cringe at the thought of adding ribbon to a card! In this case, I think it makes the card, what do you think?
To give the small oval punch balloons a little depth, some of them were glued DTP (direct to paper) onto the Vellum Card Stock layer, others were popped up with wafer thin Stampin’ Dimensionals. No rhyme or reason… just random popping of the balloons.. well, not really popping, more like lifting!
After popping the balloons, strings were drawn on the reverse side of the card stock vellum with a pencil, then traced using a Basic Black marker.
Once flipped to the card front, the balloon strings were perfectly placed. If traces of pencil were visible from the front, I simply used a pencil eraser to remove them (from the back side of course.)
This is the first card I made for today’s sketch challenge… but I didn’t really like it. Looking at it now, I’m not quite sure why I didn’t like it, LOL… See, sometimes things really do look better in the morning! Hope the same thing is true of all the food I prepped last night
The 12 circles across the top of today’s sketch are punched birds and clouds from the Up In The Air stamp set.
As are the sentiment and balloons. Printed In-Color Brads were added along the left side of the card front, just for fun.
The balloon basket was stamped first using Soft Suede Ink, and the balloon flags were painted with the brush tip of markers before stamping DTP.
Each of the balloon patterns were then stamped onto scraps of Whisper White Card Stock, cut out with scissors (snips) and then popped atop the basket, which made them easy to line up!!
Here’s the sketch prompt for todays’ challenge! I hope you’ll join us and play along, you know the drill, right? Visit the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge Blog to see all the design team entries and to add your creation as well!
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See you tomorrow… I’ve got a really cool card to share with you!