Here’s another sketch challenge for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. Several demonstrators take turns presenting one each week on our demo forum, Stampin’ Connection. This one really gave me a tough time. Fortunately, my Rachel came by tonight and gave me a few tips.
I wanted to use the Serene Silhouettes stamp set, from the annual Stampin’ Up!® catalog, and I thought the Comfort Cafe’ designer series paper would work well with it, too. I just got some neutrals designer buttons, so I decided to add a few of those as well. Between Rachel and me (and Susie Nelson, who created the sketch), here’s what we came with.
The butterfly image is a “reverse stamp,” so I stamped it in Versamark and embossed with clear powder. Then I colored the images. After it was all together, it looked a little plain, so I masked around the Cajun Craze layer and stamped some of the flowers in Versamark. The last step was to add the flower buttons and pearls and the In Color dahlias. If I used a different stamp, changed the buttons and dahlias to brads and switched the paper to the chevron print, this would make a great “guy card.” Maybe I’ll try the “re-do” tomorrow.
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Supplies: Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes, Petite Pairs; Ink: Versamark; Soft Suede, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke classic; Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze card stock; Comfort Cafe’ designer series paper; Other: Basic jewels – pearls, 1-3/4″ circle punch, modern label punch, neutral designer buttons, stampin’ dimensionals, heat tool, In Color dahlias, aqua painter