Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stamping 411 Challenge 228

Thanks to all the Operators over at Stamping 411 for choosing my card to be featured in the stamper's showcase. You all are wonderful and I appreciate all your hard work.

Here is the Stamping 411 sketch challenge 228 for this week. I love going over there and checking out what everyone else is doing with these but mostly I appreciate all their hard work to come up with these sketches which gives me someplace to start. To want to make a card and start with a blank sheet of card stock it makes it infinately easier if you have a direction to go. There are endless possibilities out there so we have to have somewhere to start. The sketches they provide do this for us. Then we just add the stamps and ink and things come together so great.
Look at it like this. You have 2 yards of fabric. It's laying on a table flat ready to be made into something. You wouldn't start randomly cutting on that fabric and hope something nice comes out of it. You get a pattern, whether it's for an apron, a pair of pants, a dress, a jacket, whatever it is you want to make you use the correct pattern, you lay it out on the fabric and cut it out accordingly. Same with card making. If we start with a sketch, or pattern, it makes it go a lot easier.
I combined the sketch with the color inspiration challenge 164. I smooch sprayed the ornament, which is hard to see in the photo, after I ran it through the Big shot with the petals-a-plenty ef. I used markers and blender pen to color the image which was stamped with stazon ink. I sponged the sky then used 2 way glue pen to apply the dazzling diamonds glitter. So it really sparkles. The little snowflake was cut with the Northern Frost strip die. I think everything else is pretty obvious. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by At Paula's Place
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Snow Flurries, Contempo Christmas
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Bashful Blue
Tools: Ornament Punch, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Boho Blossom Punch, Dazzling Diamond glitter, 2-way glue, sponge, smooch spray, Northern Frost strip die, Big Shot, Silver cord
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Tammy Fite said...

Great card! I love your explanation of using the sketches! I love having a starting point!!

Patti Chesky said...

I just love your attention to detail. The focal image is gorgeous!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This card is totally awesome!! I love the colors and this stamp set is just too cute!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #42 with a link back to your blog on 11-13-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

Thanks and take care
Tiffany Bauer

Jonia said...

Paula, I see you also made the top pick at Stamping 411! Congratulations to you also. Love this card and the colors you chose. I really need to pull this stamp set back out!

Paper Potter said...

LOVE your card! This stamp set is verging on being my favorite all time, and I love the snowflake. Beautiful job on the glittery snow under her feet.