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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sweet Sketch

Hi Peeps!

Today's card is for Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday sketch.

I had a friend ask me the other day about my cards and how I decide what set to use. I really love sketch challenges and so I do alot of those, and when I print out a sketch I look at it and try and decide what set I have and that I want to use that would fit the sketch, sometimes I have no idea what to do until I start and other times I try to decide on what I am doing before I start I guess it just depends on my mood. Some of the sketches I print out have alot of notes on them about colors and stamps I want to try, some are just blank. Sometimes if I have a new set I try to make the sketch work with the set I want to use.

On this card I had decided to try and see if the "Pocket Silhouette" set would work for the circles. This is what I came up with. After struggling a bit, I like how it came out, it looks so much prettier IRL. I just couldn't get a good picture.

I divided my white mat piece into nine squares and scored them. I stamped my images and punched them and their mats out with my 1" and 1-1/4" circle punches. I then mounted them onto the white scored piece of cardstock. The brown strips was added after, because I thought it needed something. Then I thought those brown strips should be pierced, so I added that after as well. It should have been done before, but...... Some of the holes are not exactly straight because of the bulk and the other things in the way.

The DS paper is from the Chocolate Chip Patterns DS paper. The sentiment is from the Bella Blossom Stamp set and then I added a red flower punched from the Three flower punch with a silver sticky rhinestone in the middle.

Well, that's all for today, Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping all!!!



Sue said...

wow what a gorgeous card, luv it, i can spend ages tying to think what to do sometimes,sue.x

Karen Giron said...

I love your personal touches on this card - very fun! thanks so much for playing :)

Shari Bielefeld said...

WOW! Super cute! I love chocolate paper!

Jaspere said...

What an awesome sketch and the stamp set you chose is perfect for it. Love, love that brown.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Lovely card. I love the colours.


Sara said...

gorgeous card, love the chocolate paper

Joanne Travis said...

That is one fabulous sketch!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so beautiful! Love the sketch! Love Chocolate cards!

Jackie said...

Wow, I love how you did this Vicki! I'll be casing your layout...tfs!!!

Emily said...

Vicki, this card is really pretty. I love the detail you added and the stamp set goes perfect with this layout. Nice job.