Monday, May 21, 2007

Beate's Challenge

Beate Johns posted a sketch challenge on her blog a few days ago and I thought it would be fun to try it. I had lots of fun playing with some patterened papers that I hadn't used in a while. So here's what I came up with.

I used So Saffron for the card base and for the card background I used a combination of Spring Showers paper (how appropriate after yesterday's whether!), creamy caramel, and a little bit of So Saffron for the scalloped edge. I just used my scissors to create the wavy line in the Spring Showers paper. I cut the same wavy line onto a strip of Saffron. Then, since I don't have any scalloped edge scissors (I don't think!), I used my corner rounder with the guide piece removed to create a scalloped edge along that wavy cut edge. I layered both pieces on top of some the creamy caramel card stock and then glued them all down after adding some blue gingham ribbon.

I used my Coluzzle clutting system to cut 2 nested circles the smaller in Very Vanilla, and the larger in Bashful Blue. On the Vanilla I used the Rock & Roll technique to stamp the large flower from Looks Like Spring (Stamped in Blue ink and then roled the edges in chocolate chip). I punched out a small flower in chocolate chip using my Spring Bouquet flower punch and attached it to the Vanilla paper with a Saffron brad. I scalloped the edge of the blue circle using my corner rounder again, attached the 2 circles and then mounted them on the card. To finish it off, I added some doodling along the yellow scalloped edge and stamped a Thank You from the Warmest Regards hostess set, both in chocolate chip ink.

Then feeling a little ambitious last night I created a similar card using Recollections paper, along with Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, and Cranberry Crisp card stocks. The card was created in the same fashion, this time using the Stippled Stencils stamp set and some stitched cranberry ribbon.


beate said...

Gretchen, those are both gorgeous! Thanks so much for participating in my little challenge!

Shadowcatcher said...

These are both so pretty. Spring Showers is one of my favorite papers. I just finished adding your blog link to the main list over at Splitcoastbloggers. Happy Blogging!