Friday, July 15, 2011


Bashful Posy

Good morning everyone! Happy Friday!!!! I created this card for the SCCSC74 sketch challenge on Stampin' Connection. Take a look:

Stamps: Posy Punch, Itty Bitty Bits, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Concord Crush, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
DSP: Cheerful Treat DSP (Hostess)
Ink: Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Punch Pack (small flower punch), XL flower Punch, Needle Tool, Mat Pack, Paper Snips, Glimmer Brad, Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents, Stampin' Dimensionals, Boho Blossoms Punch

I really struggled with what to do with this sketch:

But after a lot of thought a playing around I came up with the card above. The card base is Bashful Blue cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". I cut three pieces of Cheerful Treat DSP (Hostess) into 1/2" x 2 3/4" pieces and adhered each strip to a 5/8" x 2 7/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock. These were adhered to the card front in the upper right hand corner.

Next I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 1 7/8" x 2 7/8" and a piece of Concord Crush cardstock 2" x 3". The bottom corners were punched with the Ticket Corner Punch. The Whisper White cardstock was then stamped with the image from Posy Punch in Bashful Blue ink several times to create a background. The greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped at the bottom of the tag shaped Whisper White cardstock in Concord Crush ink. The stamped Whisper White cardstock was adhered to the Concord Crush cardstock and this was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The other flower from Posy Punch was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using the Rock-N-Roll technique with Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush ink. The image was cut out with Paper Snips and the edges of the flower were sponged with more Concord Crush ink just to darken the edges.

The Boho Blossoms Punch was used on a scrap of Bashful Blue cardstock to punch out the largest of the three flowers. I then used the paper snips to cut a slit towards the center on either side of all the petals. The edges of this little flower were then sponged with a little Bashful Blue ink. This flower was adhered to the center of the large flower and the Needle Tool and Mat Pack were used to pierce a hole in the center of the flower and a Glimmer Brad was added. The flower was adhered to the stamped Whisper White tag shape with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.

Next I used the four petal flower from Ittly Bitty Bits and stamped six flowers in Concord Crush ink on a scrap of Wisteria Wonder cardstock. The flowers were punched out with the four petal flower punch from the Punch Pack. The flowers were adhered to the card front. After the glue for the flowers set up I added a Basic Rhinestone Jewel Accent to the center of each of the flowers and folded up the petals to give the flowers some more dimension.

That's it! After I finally decided what direction I wanted to go with this card it came together pretty quickly. But that is the one thing I love about doing sketch challenges. They sometimes pull you out of your confort zone and make you try things you would vener have thought of otherwise.

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 project in the comments section of this post. Come back later to see the card I made for this week's sketch challenge!