August 24, 2007

Finally finished a Challenge...

I decided to actually do a sketch challenge from Artistic Avenger. I love her blog! She inspires me so much!

I hadn't used the Polka dots and Paisleys set in a while, so I wanted to do something with that.

First I made my card base (4 1/4 X 5 1/2) out of Bravo Burgandy. Then I took the polka dot stamp and inked it in Sage Shadow and stamped it on my Sage Shadow CS (4 1/4 X 3). I also distressed the top edge of the stamped cardstock.

For the main image, I took Very Vanilla CS and stamped the paisley stamp randomly in Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel and Bravo Burgandy. Then I sponged the edges in Creamy Caramel. Next, I took my Creamy Caramel CS (5 X 2 1/4") and distressed the edges with my scissors, then matted the Very Vanilla. I also, popped up the focal image with Stampin Dimensionals.

I didn't have an oval punch, so I used and oval sticker and traced it and cut it out. I inked "Happy" in Bravo Burgandy and stamped it on my Very Vanilla oval. I then inked the edges of the oval in Creamy Caramel. I also, popped the oval with Stampin' Dimensionals (just on the right side).

Hope I didn't make the instructions confusing! I never know how to word everything. :) Hope you enjoy it! I really like this the colors.


Crafty in Calgary said...

Cute card, Gina! I like this color combo a lot! :)

Carrie Gaskin said...
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Carrie Gaskin said...

Fantastic work! I'm so glad you decided to give it a shot!

emily said...

looks great!