Friday, September 23, 2011

Stamping 411 Sketch 222~Bells and Boughs

Hi Everyone,

Can someone please tell me where these weeks are going? Holy Moly…they are just flying by. I feel like I need 36 hours in a day to do what I’d like to do.

Time for another sketch challenge from the Stamping 411 Team…I hope you’ll pop on over there to see what the other Operators are up to.

Here is the sketch:

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….and my interpretation using the Bells and Boughs Set.

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I just had to use Shimmery White Card Stock for this card. It just screamed for it. I wanted to add the Silver Shimmer Paper for the edge so wanted the whole thing to be sparkly…’tis the Season for Sparkly, right?

The base of the card is cut to 5 1/4 x 10 1/2 and folded in half. The next layer is actually the next Shimmer White mat that is cut to 4 7/8 x 4 7/8. It is scored using the Simply Scored Tool from Stampin’ Up! at 1/2 inch all the way around. I added a Rhinestone gem to the cross section of each corner. I cheated here a little as I cut thin strips of the Silver Shimmer Paper and glued to the back of the scored mat. No sense in using a whole big piece of it when you can piece it right?

My next mat is of Cherry Cobbler and measures 3 3/8x 3 3/8 and the image mat, again in Shimmery White is cut to 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and stamped in Versamark….and sprinkled with Silver Embossing Powder and heat set. Lovely on it’s own….I wanted a slight pop of color so brought out my Sherry Cobble and Old Olive Markers and colored in. My final touch was a double bow done with the fabulous Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. Hope you like it.

Make sure to visit the Stamping 411 Blog and play along or just go on over and say hello and see what’s happening. Have a great weekend!!!

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15 comments:

LeAnne said...

Hot diggety dog, this is somethin' SPECIAL! WOohoo, gorgeous! When I want to save CS when making my mat, I just cut it to fit, then use my cutter or craft blade to cut a section out of the center, leaving the outer section for the mat portion. You don't even have to be exact, just leave enough to show.

Jen said...

This is absolutely stunning and is going straight into my faves! Thanks to you and LeAnne about the cardstock-saving tip!

Deb said...

just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stampingminnie said...

OMG!! what a gorgeous card -- simple but extremely elegant!! WOW

jaydee said...

Lee, this is absolutely GORGEOUS. Clean and stunning. Absolutely love it.
Thanks for sharing
Jaydee

Jeanne said...

Super beautiful card!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

This is gorgeous Lee!!

Anonymous said...

so lovely. Your work is amazing. thanks for sharing!

ruth bingle said...

this is beautiful. your work is amazing and a constant

Judi said...

OMGosh. Fabulous. I was looking for a last design for my Christmas cards and this is it. Thank you.

Carol Carriveau said...

Fabulous, Lee....took my breath away! Love the simplicity of it yet the silver really pops! TFS!

Lisa Hensley said...

The white, silver glitter paper and the Cherry Cobbler are so inviting!

Stampin by the Bay said...

Very Pretty! I love it.

gbarron56 said...

I love your card this week, Lee -- the silver embossing is so elegant -- it's just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration this week and every week! Blessings, Gretchen

Tiffany Bauer said...

One word: BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it!!