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Monday, April 4, 2011

MaryJo's Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

I'm in!! It was a busy stamping week last week, but I really wanted to participate....the sketch this week was actually one I was able to turn into a card! You see, I'm not always successful...sometimes the sizing is wrong, or I just can't come up with an idea for the sketch at all...or I run out of time. But this card is one I dreamed of last night....don't laugh! Haven't YOU dreamt of a stamping idea at some time?!!

This stamp and background paper combination has been combined in various ways for cards this past year and when I downloaded this week's sketch, I really wasn't sure what to do with it...that is until I went to bed last night! (It's OK...my hubby thinks I'm nuts, so you may think so, too!)

You know, this is the time of year when we begin anticipating the new catalog....and wonder which sets will retire. I am concerned about this set....maybe because I haven't seen a ton of ideas with it, but with the vintage look being so popular, I'm just not sure why! So, I thought I really need to use this set more. It's a great 2-stamp set, that's inexpensive and easy to use....it's just perfect with some DSP for a quick and easy card.

Back to my card........you can see MaryJo's original sketch here. Those little tabs in the bottom right corner gave me a bit of trouble, but other than than, it was a "piece of cake!" The Thank You stamp was double matted and then placed on Dimensionals. Oh, and I sponged a bit around the edges of the stamped cardstock in Crumb Cake to really give it an old-fashioned look. Not a lot of stamping, but I'm happy with the look...hope you like it as well!

Stamps: Engraved Greetings
Inks: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
CS: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Misc: Love Letter DSP, Word Window Punch, Ruby Red Mini Brads*, Paper Piercer & Template, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber
*Retired

Thanks so much for stopping by today!




4 comments:

MJ said...

I do, I dream about cards too--or other crafting ideas. This is a wonderful card. I love how you used the word window punch and the brands on the side. Perfect! Great colors and papers too. I just got this set and have not even inked it yet, hope it hangs around. Great sample for it, maybe the best I have seen! Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Margaret Raburn said...

I love your card and the color scheme; this is perhaps my favorite DSP (at the moment anyway!) Great look with this stamp set too!

Katherine said...

I just found your card checking on the blog hop & love your card. I agree, this Engraved Greetings set is WAY UNDER-appreciated. I got in thru Sale-a-bration this year and LOVE it! TFS.

njburk said...

Super job on this--love the color combo!

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