I’m approaching the 60,000 hits mark. I’m so shocked by all the kind comments you all leave me. With the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to show my appreciation by giving someone the opportunity to win some awesome candy.
This was hard for me to take that leap and present a sketch challenge. I don’t consider myself one of the famous girls (LOL, you all know who you are)…so I’m really curious to see the turnout for this:)
Not that bad of a sketch for a first timer right? I had to use some of my new goodies for this one. I used A Beautiful Thing stamp set and Bali Breeze DSP for this sample.
The card base is Purely Pomegranate CS 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ folded in half and corners rounded with my 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch. Next layer is Pumpkin Pie CS 4-1/8″ square with corners rounded. Final base layer is a 4″ square piece of DSP from Bali Breeze with corners rounded. The green piece of paper running horizontally is a 2″ x 4″ piece of Bali Breeze DSP. Layered a 1-3/4″ x 4″ piece of Vellum on top of this. Added some paper-piercing to the right side.
The main image is a 2″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White CS. Used Pumpkin Pie, Taken With Teal, Old Olive, and Rose Red Stampin’ Write Markers to the sentiment and stamped. The 4 flowers (2-step stampin’) along the top of the sentiment were first stamped in Purely Pomegranate ink, layered a Vellum circle punched with my 1/2″ Circle Punch, then added the Pumpkin Pie ink stamped flowers to the insides with a Mini-Glue Dot. Adhered to card base. Added 5/8″ Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon.
The medallion is 6 layers of cardstock with a Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad in the center. Going from back to front: Scallop Punched Vellum; Scallop Punched Purely Pomegranate; Scallop Punched Pumpkin Pie 2 times (see pic below); 1-3/8″ Circle Punch to a Piece of Bali Breeze DSP; 1-1/4″ Circle Punch to Old Olive CS; Stamped the flower on Whisper White CS with Purely Pomegranate ink, 2-step stamped the details of the flower with Versamark Ink and added White Embossing Powder, cut out and attached; added Rhinestone Brad.
ADDED ***I have received a couple emails asking, “How did you get the scalloped piece of Pumpkin Pie CS back into the punch and placed just right?” Just apply a small amount of snail to the middle and guide with your finger where you need the piece of cardstock to be. You can use a Mini Glue-Dot or even a needle. It shouldn’t matter what you apply to the middle to get the correct placement because it will be covered up with another layer of cardstock. If it isn’t going to be covered, use an Adhesive Remover or a Stampin’ Dimensional (they just rub right off). Hope this helps and feel free to ask any other questions:)
What is the blog candy you ask…..Well, it’s a SU! unmounted Level 1 stamp set So Many Sayings, A roll of Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (all 15 yards), and this Ghirardelli Chocolate Acetate gift I made:
All you have to do is make a card with the sketch that I provided above. Post your comment with the link to view your card. I’m going to keep this open until the beginning of January due to all of our busy schedules. I will use Random.org to pick the winner and will post this probably in the first week of January.
Hope you all play. Can’t wait to see your creations:)…. AND GOOD LUCK!!!