Saturday, August 16, 2008

Saturday Sketch Challenge Time!

I'm loving doing these Saturday Sketches, that Lauren makes each week, because it's motivating me to use stamps that I love, bought, and haven't seen ink yet! This LAD set, In the Meadow, is one of those sets! I had to have it, because of the dandelion puff image, and here I didn't even use that one! LOL Oh well, there's always next time!

So, this isn't really my typical cutesy style of card, and I kind of like that. It stretched me a little, but I can think of some ladies who would really dig getting a card like this in the mail.

The colors are all PTI - both of the purples, Dark Chocolate, and the ivory one. (Sorry, I can never remember the names of the colors. Funny, though, the Dark Chocolate one I never forget! LOL) I also used SU!'s CS vellum for the sentiment. Ribbon is from PTI, as well.

For the card base, I scored at 1/2, 5/8, and 4 1/4 to make the dimensional fold back for the sentiment flaps. They are adhered to the underside of the raised part of the fold to make them dimensional, as well. I used my Key Tag punch to cut them out. I also spritzed the base and stamped some random wild flowers from the set here and there.

On the image, I stamped one of the floral images in both purples, stamping off one of the times first for different layers of color. There is also Spica pen accents on the flowers, but you can't see them in the pic. :( I used my Nesties for both of the ovals. The butterfly is a MSL punch, and I used my Threading Water punch for the inside.

So, I hope that you like it! I'm going to forward you on to Lauren's blog for the actual sketch, because I had problems downloading it to my computer this time. While you're there, check out what's sure to be an awesome card for her version of the sketch! And while you're blurfing, here are a few more ladies that have been playing with this same sketch, so check 'em out...

Alicia Weimen
Tamara Harder
Maria Levine
Dawn Easton
Kristy Vernon
Kim Gasper
MacKenzie Bruckler

Till later! We're off to Disney for the weekend, but I'll have another post for you soon!



  1. very pretty, love your main image =)

  2. I just love it! We thought alike about the Martha Stewart butterfly punches :), aren't they great? The PTI just makes it look beautiful. I love the scalloped edge that you created too.

  3. Very cute. I really love it. I am doing my best to hold out on the butterfly punch but since everyone keeps using it it is getting harder and harder :D

  4. Love how you stamped the sentiment!

  5. Kirsten this is beautiful! Love the soft colors and vellum ! Great take on the sketch!

    p.s. I left something on my blog for you!

  6. Nice card....I love how you added the velum.

  7. I love how you chose vellum for your pieces and made the sentiment go along that side! So pretty.

  8. love the sketch! Thanks so much! Hopefully i'll be able to get to it!

    By the way, i awarded you on my blog today if you want to check it out!

  9. I love the vellum. Very pretty card.


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