Saturday, November 29, 2014

Wanna Sketch Challenge #22

Hello readers!! I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I know I did. We went to my fathers and there was so much food that my husband over ate. He felt just a teeny bit sick. It was very hard to resist, I have to admit!

I have been having fun in my craft room for the last couple hours using stamps that have been sitting on my desk and some Stampin Up! stamps that I borrowed from my friend for the weekend. It is nice not to have to buy every stamp you want, especially when you are not sure how you will use them. I will be showcasing two cards I created with these borrowed stamps tomorrow.

As for today, I am showing you a card I created for the "Wanna Sketch Challenge #22" at the Dahlhouse Designs blog. If you have never been there, check it out. What a great blog with some really beautiful work!! I had fun browsing.

Here is the card I created: (I apologize for the photo-the lighting is off and I couldn't figure out how to fix it correctly!!)

Here is the sketch that I used as my inspiration:

I started out by cropping a piece of white card stock and stamping the Christmas lights from WPlus9's "Festive Greeting" stamps in black. I then used various colored inks to stamp the colors inside the lights. Next I used my Wink of Stella pen to give them a little zing and then covered all of it with Ranger's glossy accents. I set it aside to let it dry.

Here is where things get tricky. I stamped the "merry" sentiment in red ink...then proceeded to smudge the y. I was so upset!! I didn't want to throw the whole card away so I tried to think of a way to make it work. I took an eraser and smudged the rest of the word so it was uniform. I think I pulled it off, right?

I then mounted this stamped piece on a card base that I had adhered red glitter tape to the right and left side. I adhered the "christmas" sentiment that I had stamped and embossed on black card stock with foam adhesive. The last little touch was to add the sequins.

I am not sure I LOVE this card but it came out OK. The sentiment accident still kind of bugs me but that is okay, I guess. I really enjoyed using these stamps, though, and think I will use them next on some tags.

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-"Anything Goes."

I thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Stamps-WPlus9 "Festive Greetings"
Ink-Simon Says Stamp-Island Blue and Doll Pink;  Stampin Up!-Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Certainly Celery;  My Favorite Things by Colorbox-Red Hot, Orange Fizz and Black Licorice; Versamark Ink
Paper: Paper Trey Ink (white), Bazzill (black)
Other: Rangers Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear Pen, American Craft red glitter tape, Sequins, Wow! white embossing powder, My Favorite Things Blueprints die, Big Shot Machine, Foam adhesive


Teresa Kline said...

hi Nora! super duper cute card, I luv the glossy string lights! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Marybeth said...

Hi Nora! I think you are a genius the way you saved the smudge. First thing I did when I saw your card was zoom in to see how you did that. You discovered a new technique. Love this card and the lights. I overate as well and can't seem to stop:/

Lisa Arana said...

Eeek, how fabulous! I just adore those strings of lights. I'm so excited you stopped by and were inspired by wanna sketch. Thank you so much for playing along!

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOWZA, you turned your Merry into a WONDERFUL bonus, it looks like the lights are shining and the words are casting sparkle, just like lights would do an a shiny object, WOW, WELL DONE, sometimes the happiest moments are a little accidental!! ..Thansk for stopping by my blog. The Inkadinkadoo Kids Quotes sure are fun for birthday cards, ESPECIALLY if you use them for adults.. they go "HUH?!!!" then laugh!!! Since they are getting older, takes them a few seconds to get the punny funnies!!!!

Leigh Penner said...

Lovely card! I love your take on the sketch!