Introducing my version of this weeks sketch for the Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge with SQSC7:
Stampin' Up! Hello Doily Vintage
I just love how this card turned out. I've been seeing some beautiful card samples using this stamp set and it was time to pull out the stamp for my own use. My favorite aspect of this stamp is how delicate and beautiful it is as a stand-alone background stamp. I opted to stay with a monochromatic scheme with the Natural White Cardstock as the base for the card with the Concord Crush. The bows with the vintage brads were the final touch to punch up the beauty of this card.
Using a sketch and participating in weekly sketch challenges is a great way to discover new techniques, play with your paper crafting supplies and have fun! I'm really enjoying myself and having fun as a Design Team member of the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge Blog. We would really love to have you come and participate especially as a new challenge blog. Why not stop on over at the Stampin' Queen's by clicking HERE and playing along! In my case, I was able to use this sketch to create my own vision of a beautiful card and so can you!
SunnyGirlScraps Helpful Hints:
- Add texture! In this card, I stamped the Hello, Doily stamp with VersaMark, heat embossed with White Embossing Powder then sponged Concord Crush over the top of the embossed image to make it POP!
- Don't be afraid to overlap elements. I took a piece of Natural White with strips of Concord Crush which I then dry embossed using the Big Shot and laid it over a portion of the Hello, Doily stamped image.
- I didn't want to use a lot of ribbon. So, I tied two bows and attached a vintage brad to each which was then attached to the card using the mini qlue dots.
- Remember to create "FLOWING" movement on your card! In this case, the Hello, Doily creates a perfect circular motion while I kept the elements in a triangular pattern. Starting at the top with the stamped sentiment then following the eye to the base of the card with the stripes creating a horizontal flow intersecting with the two ribbons with the vintage brads. You may ask why this works? When you keep in mind a triangular pattern it helps the "eye" to float from one element to the next and, in this case, with the added circular element you are able to see the whole card while enjoying the individual elements.
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Project Supply List:
Ink: VersaMark (102283); Concord Crush (119785)
Cardstock: Concord Crush (119792); Naturals White (102316)
Accessories: Antique Brads (117273); Jewels – Basic Pearls (119247); 5/8" Organza Ribbon – Whisper White (114319)
Tools: Modern Label Punch (119849); Big Shot (113439); Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976)
Stamp Sets: Hello, Doily (122845); Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)