Friday, February 24, 2012

Stamping 411 Sketch #244~Elementary Elegance

Hi Everyone,

Ready for some fun this weekend? Why don’t you start off by visiting the Stamping 411 Blog for some fun and inspiration and play along. It will be fun.

Here is the sketch….


….and my interpretation…


The featured stamp set used is out of the Sale-a-Bration Catalog and is called Elementary Elegance, isn’t it a beautiful image? The card base is Basic Black cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded in half. The next layer is Cherry Cobbler cut to 4 x 5 1/2,  and the next is newsprint cut to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8. The Black Scallop Mat is done using the Scallop Die and then I stamped the image onto Very Vanilla with Black Stazon. What I love about this set is you don’t have to worry about stamping the sentiment straight. Just stamp it onto a scrap of Very Vanilla and punch out using your Curly Label Punch. If you hold it upside down you can always see where you are punching. Then just pop the sentiment in the middle of the image. I popped it up with Dimensionals. I then added a double bow in Black Satin with a key hanging from it and 4 Rhinestones to the corner. For the finishing touch I added a few black specks with the retired “Itty Bitty’ set. It’s one set I will never part with. I hope Stampin Up! brings something like it back. It’ just always adds a little to the cards.

Almost forgot…I did run the newsprint and Cherry Cobble once it was taped together through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. Just to add a touch of Elegance to it.

I hope you have enjoyed my take on the sketch today. Make sure to check out what the other Operators are doing. I’d say they are pretty fabulous!!!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you back soon I hope.

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Robyn said...

I really love your take on the sketch! Was previously not a fan of this stamp set but you have converted me...Oh no!! TFS!!

Kris McIntosh said...

So beautiful. You have inspired me to ink this set. Just gorgeous.

Lisa Hensley said...

very, very pretty!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

hello my dearest friend sorry I have not been blog commenting lately know that I always admire your work and just love this card
YOU my dear are awesome
love you bunches xox

Erika Clark said...

Super pretty! I hadn't thought about just punching out the sentiment, even if it's tone on tone! Truly elegant card.

gbarron56 said...

Beautiful job, Lee! Love the bling on the corners and the tiny key -- how sweet! Blessings, Gretchen

Patti Chesky said...

I love how you textured the newsprint. What a fun and fabulous look!

Tammy said...

I, too, love the texture of the newsprint!! And, the bling in the corners is perfect!

ny2tx_patti said...

Happy Birthday, Lee! I wish you the very best for the year ahead. I'm a 'hobby demo', so I'm unable to join your birthday club, but it sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations with us, both here and at the 411 site. We appreciate you.