Sunday Sketch – SS034

I am so looking forward to getting back to a normal routine!  I have been enjoying the holiday week but when your family is on vacation, your personal plans can sometimes get a little behind.

Regardless, let’s start with wishing all of you a very Happy New Year.    Are you looking forward to putting 2020 behind you and do you have a hopeful outlook that 2021 will be brighter?  Me, too!

For the month of December, Stampin’ Up!’s #simplestamping theme was to create a Celebration or Congratulations card using just Stamp, Paper and Ink.  I think a New Year’s card qualifies for that theme.  Last week’s Stampin’ Through the Catalog Thursday’s stamp set choice was Tasteful Touches.  I combined both the theme and stamp set with the SS034 Sunday Sketch. 

This is what I created…


I created a collage background on the Very Vanilla panel with various stamps from Tasteful Touches in Rococo Rose, Sahara Sand and Gray Granite.  The sentiment stamps from A Wish for Everything were stamped in Merry Merlot as was the Floral Image, also from Tasteful Touches.  I stamped the flower twice and fussy cut, popping up a closer trimmed floral piece over the base flower for added dimension.  I colored the flowers with the Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blend but I could have just as easily used the Blender Pen and added Rococo Rose ink.   

In the original sketch, the top and bottom of the card base appear to be different.  I opted for a single panel layer yet achieved the look of a split by using the free Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper: Oh, So Ombre in Rococo Rose.  The stamped panel is matted with Merry Merlot and the Card Base is Very Vanilla.

I believe this sketch could also be used as a fancy fold card using an 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ card base for an upright “Z” fold. I might try this on another day.

Let me know what you think of my creation. Just stamps, paper and ink!

Thank you for spending some of your time with me today. Warm Wishes, Cheers and all that stuff,  Jolanda

Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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