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TAKE TWO November 16, 2007

Filed under: weekend sketch challenge — mjalbright @ 8:30 am

TGIF right?  That means it is time for Beate’s wsc#28.

FIRST CARD was made with a Stamping Bella stamp:

wreathabella - wsc28

I just love this image (these girl images remind me of the blonde in the bubble gum commercials), the colors, and the use of the chipboard for this card.  This is also my first take with Copic Markers (a friend of mine has been SO KIND to let me borrow to give them a test drive)….let’s just say I’m a “comic with copic” LOL.  They do take some getting used to. 

While playing around with this card, not knowing if this is a known technique out there in the world….but I put my Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon in my Cuttlebug embossing snowflake folder and got an awesome result:

wreathabella ribbon detail - wsc28I was tickled with this ribbon.  I have been wanting to use this embossing folder for some time, but didn’t want to use it on cardstock due to taking away from the main images of my cards…such a nice subtle touch when on the ribbon.

Here is an upclose pic to show the copic markers & use of chipboard. 

wreathabella sideview - wsc28

STAMPS USED:  Wreathabella & Season’s Greetings Sentiment from Stamping Bella.

CARDSTOCK USED:  Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Mellow Moss, Purely Pomegranate, and Papertrey White CS.

INKS USED:  Brilliance Graphite Black; Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker; Copic Markers E47, E33, BG10, R59, YG63, E11, BG93, and 0 Colorless Blender.

ACCESSORIES USED:  Garland Galore Chipboard; Paper-piercing tool; Scallop Punch; 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circle Punches; Sanding Block; Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon; Photo Corners Punch; Stickles (Icicle); Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder.


SECOND CARD was made because I wanted to show my love for Stampin’ Up! and to be true to where it all starts:

it’s snow time card - wsc28

Dusted off this old set and gave it a try because I found these flat puffed circles covered with glitter at my local stamping store and instantly thought of this set.  

Card base is Wild Wasabi measuring 4-1/2″ x 9″ folded in half.  Next is Chocolate Chip 4-1/4″ square; Real Red 4″ square; Papertrey white 3-3/4″ square.

The trees were stamped on a separate piece of cs, colored, cut out, then adhered to main image piece so they “come off” the edges.

STAMP SET USED:  It’s Snow Time

CARDSTOCK USED:  Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Real Red CS; Soft Sky Textured CS; Papertrey White CS.

INKS USED:  Soft Sky, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pads; Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker; Stazon Jet Black ink.

ACCESSORIES USED:  Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads; Aqua-Painter; Jersey Ribbon Originals; Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon; Staples; Scallop Punch; 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circle Punches; White Lightning Glitter Dots; Stickles (Icicle); Stampin’ Sponges.

Take a moment to see what Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, Lori, and Sharon have created for this weekend sketch…you will definitely be inspired by these very talented girls.

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend.  Yep, that means going to work for me…ughhh.  This week went way too fast. 


23 Responses to “TAKE TWO”

  1. Kerry J. Says:

    What an awesome idea to put the ribbon through the cuttlebug! I need to try that – thanks for sharing!

  2. Barb Barton Says:

    Both of these cards are so wonderful!!! I love the cuttle bug on the ribbon. I havent’ heard of or seen this before!!!! It made the ribbon so spectacular!! You definitely seem to have “mastered” the copics!!! You’ll have to teach me how to use them now!!!

  3. JanTink Says:

    SHUT UP!!! How cool is that with the ribbon…oh, I can see lots of fun coming with my ‘Bug and satin ribbon!!!

  4. Wow! I love the embossed ribbon. That is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time!!

  5. Beate Says:

    Wow! Both of your cards look amazing. You come up with the coolest things. Cuttlebugged ribbon?
    I had the hardest time getting used to copics and actually sold my markers again. LOL
    Your coloring with them looks great!
    Love the snowballs and the layered trees on your second card!

  6. GET OUT — What a fabulous idea to emboss the ribbon, Mary Jo!! That Bella is adorable, too — I love both your cards, especially the way you used the sketch so differently and placed the sentiment or embellishment where the rest of us did a main image — great thinking!

  7. […] going to check out Beate, Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, Mary Jo and Sharon. It’s a weekend of celebrations for the Sketch ladies!  My friend, the most […]

  8. Lori Craig Says:

    This is absolutely beautiful…Mary Jo, you blow me away! Your attention to detail, the special brads and touches…incredible.

  9. stacilynch Says:

    Both cards are great! Love the embossed ribbon! To bad no cuttlebug (or that ribbon yet..LOL) but it looks great on your card! Love all the extras you have on all of your projects!

  10. Melissa Says:

    Well get outta here! I never would have thought to put the ribbon into the CB! Awesome idea and fabulous work!

    Many Blessings,

  11. jenn Says:

    SHUT UP. You are just amazing. . . your creativity, your talent, the way all the little things add up into one big WOW!

  12. Jill Kirk Says:

    Cute cards! I LOVE them. The colors are perfect and the layouts are adorable. I’m running out of words to use for you…fabulous isn’t good enough anymore!!

  13. cathy Says:

    Your are are beautiful. WOW what a creative idea to come up with putting the ribbon in the cuttlebug folder. I have to try this for SURE!

  14. tanja fussell Says:

    Pure genius! No, it has NOT been thought of before. Now, ya got me thinkin’ . what ELSE can be put through the cuttlebug????

  15. Elizebeth Says:

    These are both WONDERFUL!!!!

    And if ANYONE should get copics then it should be you! Your coloring is fantastic!

  16. Kate Says:

    I must get off the computer and cuttlebug ribbon. You are wonderful for inspiration!!!!!!!

  17. Charlene Austin (SCS - Willow01) Says:

    Holy Smokes!! You are amazing. What a creative thinker you are. I think about a gazillion of us are going to be caseing the ribbon idea!!

  18. Love these cards! So you are a Copic gal in training! Lucky you, I hope Santa brings mine! Looks like you did great with them. Deb

  19. Angie Tieman Says:

    Fabulous cards, as always!! Thanks for the heads up on my Showcase card the other day too…I don’t usually get time to check the SU website until the weekend, so that was a nice surprise! Hugs!

  20. Laurie Says:

    OK…the ribbon through the Cuttlebug thing…GENIUS!!!!!!! Your cards are just beautiful!!!

  21. Rose Ann Says:

    Both of these are wonderful! So many awesome details, and I especially love your CB ribbon! Wow!!

  22. Charmaine Says:

    These are awesome MaryJo! LOVE that Cuttlebugged ribbon!

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