Saturday, June 19, 2010

Stamp Simply #144 sketch challenge

I'm playing along in the Stamp Simply #144 sketch challenge today.  I've seen several monochromatic cards recently on several blogs, so I've had some ideas rolling around in my head for a couple of days.  I thought this sketch challenge fit so well with what I had in mind.  You can see the details for the challenge here.  I liked this sketch as soon as I saw it!
This card will go to an aunt and uncle who recently visited from Colorado.  We enjoyed spending a Saturday afternoon with them recently and we were fortunate to acquire an original piece of art from my uncle.  He is SO very talented and I am so excited to have another piece of his art displayed in our home!
Well....back to the card.
I thought a monochromatic card would be so easy to make.....mmm...not so much.  I found that I needed some definition here and there to define a few of the layers.  I did a little sponging around the edges, which seemed to be just what it needed.  I had the chance to use some ribbon that I recently purchased from Stampin' Up.  It's being discontinued, but I managed to grab some before it was gone.  This ribbed ribbon is part of the Beachfront pack.  I'm so glad that I bought this pack, because I LOVE all five of the ribbons!
I'm posting two photos.  The second one is a closeup of that gorgeous ribbon I talked about.

**** Card Recipe ****
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Confetti Cream (SU)
Stamp sets: Organic Grace, Whimsical Words (SU)
Ink: Close To Cocoa, Mellow Moss (SU)
Ribbon: Beachfront ribbed, linen thread (SU), cotton lace (Wrights)
Accessories and tools: embossing folder (Cuttlebug), buttons from my stash, sponges, Big Kick (Sizzix)


  1. Love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!!

    Thanks for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" sketch challenge!

  2. What a gorgreous card! LOVE how you flipped the sketch - this is TRULY STUNNING!!! So glad you could play the Stamp Simply Sketch challenge this week!

  3. Susie, this is simply beautiful!
    I love the elegance of this lovely card. I may just have to have a go at something similar!
    Thanks for the inspiration... and thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. Wow...Monochromatic & Gorgeous!!! I love every element of this card: color, design, ribbon and the layers...I love layers ;) TFS!


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