DSP – Weekend Challenge – Simple Sketch

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is another Simple Sketch intended for you to use some of those well loved but hoarded pieces of patterned paper.

A Few Challenges:

I created two cards for this sketch:

Hello

ORNATE STYLE – BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM – WEEKEND CHALLENGE – GDP281

Truly a #SimpleStamping card.  Ink, Paper, Stamp and the added feature of Designer Series Paper.

Sketch (Card) Elements:

  • Card Base: (4¼” x 5½”)  Bermuda Bay
  • Panel 1: (4” x 5¼”)  Real Red from the Brights Color Assortment Designer Series Pack.
  • Panel 2: (2¾” x 4”)  Rococo Rose from the Oh So Ombre Sale-a-bration Design Series Paper.  I used the lightest corner to step in for Blushing Bride.
  • Cut Pieces: (2¼” x 2⅞”)  Bermuda Bay from the Brights Color Assortment Designer Series Pack.  The panel was cut into three pieces using the measures of (⅜”) and (1¼”)
  • Focal Image and Sentiment:  Basic White (1½” x 1⅝”).  Floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set and Hello, from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Blushing Bride, Real Red and Bermuda Bay.   

The image can be colored several ways: (1) Blender Pen dipped in a bit of Ink from the lid of the Ink pad.  (2) Watercolor Pencils – dry.  (3) Watercolor Pencils with a bit of water and a Water Painter Brush.  (4) Watercolor Pencils with a Blender Pen.  (5) A very small image like the one chosen can also be colored in with the Stampin’ Write Markers as there would be little streaking or over-saturation of color.  (6) Additionally, Stampin’ Blends are another option for coloring.

All the elements were arranged on the card base to match the sketch.  The stamped rectangle is my shape and I added the sentiment to it. The cut pieces were “stretched” out to show more of the Pink patterned paper. I also added a small Basic Black mat (1⅞” x 1⅜”) behind the focal image to make it pop from the background.

ORNATE STYLE – BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM – WEEKEND CHALLENGE DETAIL

Happy Birthday 

FOREVER GREENERY – FOREVER GOLD LASER-CUT SPECIALTY – BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM – BIRTHDAY CARD

Stepping Up the card just a little to show that very small changes can result a totally different look.  One technique that I like a lot and you see me use often is heat set embossing the sentiments with White Embossing Powder.  Such a small upgrade but such a ‘WOW” effect. 

Stamping the sentiment in Versamark, adding the powder and a blast from the Heat Tool works really well on darker colored cardstock.

Sketch (card) Elements:

  • Card Base: (4¼” x 5½”)  Soft Seafoam
  • Panel 1: (4” x 5¼”)  Forever Greenery Designer Series Pack.
  • Panel 2: (2¾” x 4”)  Pretty Peacock cardstock
  • Cut Pieces: (2¼” x 2⅞”)  Forever Greenery Designer Series Pack.  The panel was cut into three pieces using the measures of (⅜”) and (1¼”)
  • The Focal Image is the patterned paper and the Sentiment, Happy Birthday, from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set was stamped with Versmark ink and heat set with White Embossing Powder under the pretty patterned paper.
  • Accent Shape:  Forever Gold Laser – Cut Specialty Paper Leaf Spray.

I am such a fan of green.  With the Christmas Holiday, Winter and Valentine card making, the color green took a back seat.  I know that you will see a bit more of this color this month because Spring is here!

FOREVER GREENERY – FOREVER GOLD LASER-CUT SPECIALTY – BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM – BIRTHDAY CARD – DETAIL

A fun sketch with a twist by cutting the top panel in to three pieces.  I may keep this one aside to do a Stepped Up version with more texture with embossing and die-cutting…

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!   

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one?
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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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