Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Wisteria Wishes

This card I created for the SCCSC78 sketch challenge on Stampin’ Connection. I just had to play with my new Hostess set Simply Soft.

Stamps: Simply Soft (Hostess), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Wisteria Wonder, Bashful Blue
Markers: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Bird Punch, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, White Gel Pen, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Needle Tool, Mat Pack, Black Brads

The sketch created by yours truly is here:

The card base is 5 ½” x 8 ½” Basic Grey cardstock that was scored at 4 ¼”. The next layer is a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock that was cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and run through the Big Shot on the Perfect Details Texturz Plate. This was adhered to the card front.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”. The image from Simply Soft (Hostess) was stamped several times in Black Stazon ink. Stazon ink works perfectly for anything that you will be coloring in. It is a permanent ink that dries quickly and doesn’t bleed when you use the markers.

For the coloring I used Karen Barber's tutorial on Marker Layering just with two less colors. You can find Karen's fabulous tutorial HERE.

Next I colored in the flowers with the Wisteria Wonder marker, added shadows with the Elegant Eggplant marker, colored over the flowers again with the Wisteria Wonder marker to blend the colors, and finally added highlights with the White Gel Pen. The stems were colored in with the Lucky Limeade marker and shadows were added with the Always Artichoke marker. The greeting from Teeny Tiny wishes was stamped in the upper right hand corner of the panel in Wisteria Wonder ink. Then the edges of the panel were sponged with Bashful Blue ink.

The colored panel was adhered to a 2 ½” x 3 ½” piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock and then the panel was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Needle Tool and Mat Pack were used to pierce three holes in the lower left hand corner of the card front and three Black Brads were added.

Next I used the Bird Punch to punch out a bird and wing from Bashful Blue cardstock scraps and a branch from Lucky Limeade cardstock. The edges of the bird and wing were sponged with Bashful Blue ink and the bird’s eye was added with the Basic Black marker. The wing was adhered to the bird with a Stampin’ Dimensional. The branch was adhered to the back of the bird with the Two-Way Glue Pen, and then the bird was adhered to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Now the card is done!

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 what you create using this sketch! Please post a link to your creation in the comments section of this post!