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