Sketch Challenge in Tranquil Tide
Stamp Off Friday is here! This week, we have a really fun sketch challenge for you.
There are so many possibilities with this one, but I needed a “Make & Take” for my open house Saturday, so I went the easy route. In fact, I kind of turned it inside out. Instead of using designer series paper (DSP) for the center, I used it for the sides and left the card stock plain for the center. Here’s what I mean…
Had I kept the sketch in front of me while I was working, I would have cut the DSP so that it went to the edges of the card instead of having borders, but I think it’s ok. Susan and Jackie are very forgiving, and our “rules” are mostly, 1- Have Fun. 2- Don’t Stress. I started to cover the card with a layer of DSP, then add a strip of Tranquil Tide down the center, but – hey, I’m lazy, and I have to cut about 10 or more of these cards. I decided I’d rather cut two layers than three.
The DSP I used for this card is the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack. You may remember that in past years, we’ve had DSP stacks in all the core and In Colors. This year, the only DSP stack we’re offering in color collections is for the new 2017-19 In Colors. You may also remember the Fresh Florals DSP from 2016-17 in Night of Navy and Whisper White. This is the same pattern, but it’s in the new In Colors. Gorgeous! I love all the patterns and am trying to use it all up before it retires. (If you’re new to my blog, you may know that I tend to hoard paper. And embellishments. And ribbon. It’s a sickness, but I’m determined to use more paper and ribbon and embellishments this year. If our designer series papers weren’t so pretty, it wouldn’t be so hard to make that first cut.)
I used the Label Me Pretty stamp set for the background label, and the Pretty Label Punch to punch it out. You can order these products separately, but if you bundle them, you’ll save 10%. (In case you want to know, I used Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the label stamp.)
I wanted to use a different set to show the versatility of this set, so I stamped the circle sentiment with stamps from Text Ya Later. This is another set I got in my Display Stamper Box. It includes a cell phone screen image with lots of word bubbles and emojis and more. At first I thought, “How many cell phone cards can you make for one display board?” And I was stumped for about two seconds. Then I looked at the different sentiments that you can stamp in the word bubbles, and I realized that it’s a very versatile set. I used it with the Beautiful You ladies and made a set of note cards. So cute! Of course, time to celebrate was too long to fit in the 1-3/8″ circle punch, but since it’s photopolymer, you can bend the stamps. And just like that, it fit!
So now it was time to layer it to the card. Susan and Jackie do such creative things with their projects, so I didn’t want to just plop the label on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I decided to layer it to a Silver Metallic Foil Doily (cut in half and spread to make it bigger). Then I added some Silver Metallic Thread to the back for a little more interest.
This entire process took about 10 minutes. Yep – it’s a ten minute card. How awesome is that? When people tell me they don’t have time to create a hand crafted card, I usually reply, “But it’s quicker than driving to the store!”
Now – head over to Susan’s and Jackie’s blogs to see what they’ve done with this sketch. I know it will be something amazing. Those two are so creative. I love being part of this group, because I learn a new tip or trick every week.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!