Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Concord Pear Hello

Today I am finally caught up with sharing all of my sketch challenge cards with you. But I still have all of the Make and Take projects from March through May and some other projects to share. I hope to be caught up completely with my posting soon. But for now lets get to the card details. This week's sketch SCCSC67 was created by Susie Nelson. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Stamps: Hello Blossom
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Pear Pizzaz DSP
Markers: Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Accessories: Needle Tool, Mat Pack, Glimmer Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Mistletoe Ribbon Originals (retired)

I started out with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Concord Crush cardstock scored at 4 1/4" along the long side. Next I cut three different patterns of Pear Pizzaz DSP into 1 1/2" x 3 3/4" rectangles. These were adhered to 1 3/8" x 3 5/8" Whisper White rectangles. Then the DSP/white rectangles were adhered to the card front.

Tip: When creating a tryptic pattern like this glue down the center one first, then the outer two. This will help you get the spaces between the middle and outer pieces more even.

Another piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 2 3/8" x 3 3/8". The stamp Hello Blossom was inked up with Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, and Peach Parfait markers. You just color the marker right onto the stamp, breathe on the stamp to re-moisten the ink, and stamp your image. Voila! You get a stamped image that is multiple colors! This was adhered to a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces of Peach Parfait cardstock. Some Mistletoe Ribbon Originals ribbon (retired, but you can still find it in the Clearance Rack) was added around the panel and tied into a knot. The panel was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Now I played with my new Bouquet Blossom Triple Layer Punch. This tool is so amazing. You can punch three progressive images from the same tool just by adjusting the slider on the punch. So I punched the least detailed image in Concord Crush cardstock, the middle image in Daffodil Delight cardstock, and the most detailed image in Whisper White cardstock. I adhered the three flower layers together and used the Needle Tool and Mat Pack to pierce a hole in the center where I added a Peach Parfait glimmer brad. The flower was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
This sketch was so much fun to play with! Thanks Susie!

If you are a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator you can find the sketch challenge thread HERE. If you are not a demonstrator I would still love to see your creations. Please post a link to your project in the comments section of this post. Have fun stamping!