Thursday, March 26, 2009

Picking Flowers (SASSC8)

It's Thursday! I love it! That's when we have the weekly sketch challenge from Stamps and Smiles! This week's sketch is shown at the right. It's a great layout for using designer papers.
I was going to use one of the adorable bunny stamps that I won from Stamps and Smiles, but I decided to use some retired "In-Color" card stock and retired designer paper and this image instead. I also wanted to make this an SUO (Stampin' Up! Only) card. I made this a big 5-3/8" square card which fits into Stampin' Up!'s Medium Square Envelopes. The base card is River Rock (remember that?) and so is the mat behind the main image panel. Next comes a layer of Soft Sky. Both of those card stocks are textured. The designer paper is Porcelain Prints (I loved that DSP!). The main image is stamped with Black Stazon on Very Vanilla. I water colored the image with Water Color Wonder Crayons (Soft Subtles and Earth Elements) using an Aqua Painter. I used a Basic Black Marker for the shoes. The three little embossed flowers were punched with the Flower Trio Punch out of a scrap of Soft Sky card stock. I embossed them and added the white centers with the Signo White Gel Pen. The ribbon is Very Vanilla Taffeta. All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by today!!
  • Stamps: A Kind Word
  • Papers: River Rock TCS, Soft Sky TCS, River Rock, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Porcelain Prints DSP
  • Ink: Black Stazon, White Gel Pen, Basic Black Marker
  • Accessories: WCW Crayons, Aqua Painter, Flower Trio Punch, Mat Pack, Embossing Stylus, 2-Way Glue Pen, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals


Diana - Teacher Mom said...

This card is so pretty! I love the image and the flowers are such a nice touch!


Mercy said...

so soft and sweet...great job with this sketch, carrollann!

thanks for playing along with this week's sketch, and i hope to see you again next week!


ScrapyCrafter said...

So soft and pretty! Such a cutsie stamp image.


Maureen L. said...

very sweet.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is very sweet! I like the soft colors and sweet image.

Lisa H. said...

this turned out just so sweet. love the colors, very nice!

Pinky Roth said...

CarrollAnn, I just got this set and love what you did w/it. Your card is so sweet and adorable! I love the emobossed flowers...never thought to do that.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, lovely pastels :o)
Jackie xx

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous card CarrollAnn! LOVE the sweet design and image!

Thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles,
Jennifer :)

itsabrt said...

This card is just darling, I really enjoyed visiting your post it's truly inspirational. Beth aka BR-T