Monday, January 31, 2011


Elegant Breeze

Here is the card I created for the SCCSC sketch challenge on Stampin’ Connection. This week the sketch was created by Susie Nelson. Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

Stamps: En Francais, Perfect Punches

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
DSP: Elegant Soiree
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Scalloped Oval Punch, 1 3/8” x 5/8” Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Bronze Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, Two Way Glue Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Needle Tool, Mat Pack.

The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8” and scored at 4 ¼”. The shorter side will be the card front. The card front was stamped with En Fraincais in Crumb Cake ink to create a background. A piece of Baja Breeze and Whisper White cardstock were cut at 1” x 5 ½” and punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch. Both of these were adhered together and then adhered behind the side of the card front.

A piece of Elegant Soiree DSP was cut at 3 ¾” x 5 ½” and then cut from one corner to the other corner to get the diagonal cut. This was adhered to the card front. A 3/16” x 7 ¾” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock was adhered just at the edge of the diagonal line of the DSP with a Two-Way Glue Pen. The ends were trimmed to meet the edge of the card.

The greeting from Perfect Punches was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock in both Baja Breeze ink and then Crumb Cake ink. The Crumb Cake one was punched out with the Scalloped Oval punch. The Baja Breeze image was punched out with the 1 3/8” x 5/8” Oval Punch and adhered on top of the Crumb Cake punched image. The Needle Tool and Mat Pack were used to pierce two holes in the ends of the scalloped oval and a bronze brad was added in each hole. The punched out greeting was adhered to the card front with a couple Stampin’ Dimensionals. Five Basic Pearls were added in the upper right hand corner of the card just to add a little bling.

If you are a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator you can find the sketch challenge thread here. If you are not a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator I would still love to see your creations. Please post a link to your card in the comments section of this post. This sketch was fun and simple to play along with. Thanks Susie! I hope others will get a chance to play along! Have fun stamping!