Saturday, 7 July 2012

Simply Stampin Sketch Challenge

Good morning,

I hope that everyone is not too wet from all the rain we are having I never mind the rain it's a great excuse to sit indoors and make cards!

Now onto this weeks Simply Stampin' challenge which of course as I have already mentioned in my title is a sketch, I'm sure you will all love this one!

I really love sketches, especially neutral ones like this one, there's so much you can do with it!

Here's what I came up with for it

Now this card may look simple but there were a lot of different techniques that went into it.
I started off by using my crimper to give the Sahara Sand layer texture, I also spritzed it with my Blushing Bride marker pen, Next I cut sections of Blushing Bride and Basic Grey CS, I used a sponge dauber and some champagne shimmer paint to give it a bit of sparkle, before using my mat pack to punch holes around the edges for my faux stitching. Next I cut a tag out of Sahara Sand CS, and sponged Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride ink around the edges again adding faux stitching around the tag to tie it all in together and stamped the Young Vermilion Bird stamp in Basic Grey ink. Finally I added three different ribbon  strips to the top of the tag.

I hope you like what I've done, and that maybe I've inspired you to join in the challenge! Don't forget to check out this weeks fab inspiration for the Design Team and this months Guest Designer Lynne Fahey!

Before I go I have to say happy birthday to my partner in crime at Simply Stampin' Kirei, I hope you are have a brilliant birthday!! and I'll be back later to share the card I made for Kirei with the rest of you!

Happy stamping,  xx


Sian Ridley said...

I find the most work goes into CAS cards, so I'm not surprised in the slightest! I love the colours you've chosen, they work really well together :)

It's spooky, I was only thinking this morning that I must use some of the tags I have as they're screaming at me-and here you are with some tag inspiration! I think it was meant to be! :)

I hope you're well darling :)

sue - bearhouse said...

stunning card, gorgeous colours and lovely design


Victoria said...

Absolutely gorgeous colours, Kelly!

Amanda Burditt said...

Cute! Love all the ribbons on the tag! I had to double take on the stitching, thought you'd run it through a sewing machine!! xx

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I just love those ribbons!! Fabulous card. Deb x

Kirei said...

Fab card Kelly! Love the faux stitching, thought it was real when I first looked! And thanks for the beautiful birthday card, I loved it! Kirei x

Ruth M said...

Wow Kelly, this is such a fab card with lots of gorgeous details! I thought your stitching was real! Lovely colour combo too!
Ruth x