Thursday, June 9, 2011

Just a Note

I have made ONE card for THREE challenges!  How efficient!  So, check them out!
Color Challenge:  Creative Sketches has a color challenge this week.  The colors are:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, & Whisper White!  These are beautiful together!  Please stop by and see what else the design team has created!  These are super talented ladies, and I am sure you will be inspired!
Sketch Challenge:  Just Us Girls, this week, it is sketch #87.  When you first look at their sketch, you think 'I can do that!' and you should!   I love user-friendly sketches.
Technique Challenge:  The Shabby Tea Room.  Week #65 - Embossing.  Wet or Dry.  See, how fun is that?
 Here are the inspiration boards:

   Creative Sketches - Color Challenge
 Just Us Girls - Sketch Challenge
 Shabby Tea Room - Technique Week

Here is my card:

close-up of the bird
close-up of the flower
Ok, alot is going on here, so grab another cup of coffee, (or other favorite beverage) and have a seat.  
The card base is Soft Suede.  I cut the main panel just slightly smaller than the card front.  Inked my Sanded background stamp in Soft Suede classic ink.  I then ran the stamped panel thru the Big Shot inside an embossing folder to give the main panel some interest.  And dry embossing!  Next, I made my tag.  I cut some Whisper White cardstock to an appropreiate size.  I first stamped the swirl in Soft Suede classic ink.  Then the flourish (Friends 24-7) in Wild Wasabi classic ink.  I sprayed the tag with Log Cabin Smooch spray, and one spritz of Gold Smooch.  I cut two circles from Wild Wasabi card stock and Wild Wasabi DSP, and used my Crop-a-Dile to create the hole and set my green eyelet.  I ran some Early Espresso Baker's twine thru the hole and tied a bow.  I made my flower with Real Red cardstock and used the Birds & Blooms die set.  I used some foam tape between the flower layers to seperate them.   I used the 2-step Bird punch and some Wild Wasabi DSP to make the leaves.  The bird  (Notably Ornate) is stamped in Soft Suede classic ink, and then again in Versa Mark, and heat embossed with clear EP.  I made the oval tag by coloring my stamp with both a Soft Suede and Wild Wasabi markers, and used the extra large oval punch.  My sentiment (Notably Ornate) is stamped in Soft Suede classic ink and I used the Modern Label punch to create the tag.  I lifted the tag off the card front with some foam tape.


Anonymous said...

LOVE the tag and the bird! Great card Sharon :-) Thank you soooo much for sharing your beautiful card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Kathryn B said...

Awesome use of this weeks sketch Sharon!

Thanks so much for getting sketchy with Just Us Girls this week!

Elise said...

Oooooow, Sharon! What a scrumptious piece of paper craft! I love how you've assembles these beautiful elements to answer the lovely composition challenge, bestowed upon us by our lovely Kathryn. As ALWAYS, I'm delighted when you share your talent with Just Us Girls! xoxoxo!