Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sketch Challenge SFYTT

I love when I have time to participate in sketch challenges. Here is a card using the sketch provided by Jen Del Muro at i{heart} I've been meaning to join the inchie craze, and this clear mini stamp set from Technique Tuesday has been staring at me since I got home from Phoenix a couple of weeks ago begging to be used =D
Going for a masculine (and beachy) look, I used card stock and inks from SU in Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Blue Bayou, and Soft Sky and ink pads only in Going Gray and Close to Cocoa. The circular stamp is from SU's "It's All Good" set and the inchies are layered on squares I bought from Ellen Hutson's store. The linen thread is also SU. I punched holes and tied little square knots . . . more in keeping with the seashore theme than brads, I thought. I did some touch up coloring with my Prismacolor pencils to mimic the card layout in my inchie art, embellished it with a little clear Spica pen for sparkle, added some pop dots to my sentiment ("happy" because I love the beach), and layered the card front on a base of Papertrey Ink white card stock. Inside I used a stamp from American Art Stamp that says "happy, happy, happy, happy birthday".
Thank you for stopping by today. I have a couple of Easter cards to share tomorrow . . . see you then.


  1. And thanks for YOUR visit to MY blog! LOVE this card, how you did the little twine pieces, and your round label works so well with the whole thing! Will be back for more!

  2. this is incredible!!! absolutely gorgeous!!

  3. This is great, Colleen! Makes me want to hit the beach!!!

  4. What a wonderful card! I really like the rust in the color combo...makes everything pop!


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