Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Here's How I Do It

When following sketch challenges I first study the layout, leave my computer and go to my stamp table, and then from memory I make my version of the sketch.  Well, this time I got the main focal layer turned around.  I have my oval running side to side instead of up and down--oops, but that's okay because the point of a sketch challenge is a motivator not a must.

Hand Stamped Sentiments newest challenge is this fun and fabulous sketch.  The challenge will be open for the next two weeks so get your supplies out and start stampin'.

With a layout plan, thanks to the sketch challenge, I needed papers so to start grabbed my pack of Sycamore Street DSP.  And from that my wild color palette was set.  The "thanks" image comes from the Vintage Verses stamp set, a Sale-a-bration freebie.  It's embossed with Pool Party powder and then sponged with Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede ink and then is dusted with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  You gotta love the Doilies!  They are $2.95 US for a pack of 24 and they, like glitter, make everything better.  To get a more oval shape I simple added a fold across the middle and hid the pleats under the side flags.


  1. Seriously had to look closely twice... for a second I thought that was a framed project- like a real frame, LOL!! Amazing job girl!

  2. WOW! Love it! I love the color combo and how you framed the oval. All the little details makes it such a lovely card. Thanks for being part of the HSS design team.

  3. Oh, how I really want to hang out and make cards with you one day :) Everything you make just has a HUGE level of fabulousness (my word) to it. I was just eyeing the Pool Party ep tonight, wondering if I should order it, and so YES. I will! It looks so great sponged with your darker color, and I love the easy tip for making an oval doily.