Hello Stamping Friends,
Today we had pop up storms throughout the afternoon...then lots of rain in the evening. Perfect for making some cards and watching the Survivor finale. (Yes, I am hooked!) All of the supplies for both projects are from Stampin' Up...though some are LONG retired!
I had only done one sketch challenge from SCS this year (though several off of blogs) so I decided to pull some out today. My first card is last week's sketch, paired with a recent color challenge: Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, and Primrose Petals. I really like this combo, even though I think primrose petals is sooooo close to other colors. In fact, I used rose red seam binding because the colors are so similar. Oh well. No need to be picky, right?
I flipped the sketch, and brought out retired hostess pattern paper in the pear pizzazz and a scrap of the Delicate Doilies paper in wisteria. The small oval punch is perfect for "Teeny Tiny Wishes" and the main sentiment. My card features SU's "Baroque Motifs." I love this set, but had not touched it for quite a while. The flourish looks like a vine, perfect for this flower-like medallion. I added bits of primrose to enhance the flowers...but the panel still needed something, so I added the word Happy from "Memorable Moments." The large medallion was stamped with wisteria, but I took my primrose marker to the image before setting to paper. The seam binding is scrunched for fun, and a glimmer brad finishes it off.
I really like how this turned out. It took a while, but I made 2 of these. I am trying to do that when I have time...always good to build up my stash of cards!
Next, I took today's sketch challenge to make a graduation card. I considered looking up a color challenge, but I like to use school colors. A young woman from our church choir and one of my nieces are both graduating. Two different schools in two different states...but the same school colors! Great time saver, as I made 2 of these cards.
The card base is pacific point. The white layer was embossed in my big shot with the cloudy day folder, then lightly sponged with soft sky ink and a bit of kiwi kiss on the bottom.The large sentiment is from "Feel Goods," and "Teeny Tiny Wishes" makes an appearance again, as well. I used the word window punch and circles #2 die. The 2-step butterfly is from "Flight of the Butterfly," stamped on whisper white card stock in crushed curry and pacific point, and layered with crushed curry. I used markers for the butterfly trail and the grass. Some polka dotted ribbon and a corduroy button with a touch of bakers twine finishes it off.
Both of the girls actually graduated officially last week. Better get these cards in the mail tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by again!