Friday, January 25, 2013

thinking of you friend

Another week cruising by at a quick pace.  I really need to figure out how to sleep less, so I can get more done in one day!  EEK!  But, if nothing else, I did carve out a few minutes to give my blog a face lift, so to speak.  I added a new header and the a new post break.  I wanted something with a splash of color, and since red is one of my favorites, I thought, why not!  I think it brightens up this space. {smile}
Today is Friday, and that means another beautiful sketch challenge!  This week, Kim is our sketch designer, @ Sketch Frenzy Friday.  Kim has a way of making interesting and user-friendly sketches. 
Here is the sketch:

Here is what I did:

I started with a piece of Summer Starfruit card stock.  This yellow, is a deep rich color.  
I used some of the new DSP from Stampin' Up!  This pattern paper is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  (When you purchase $50 in products, you can select any item from the SAB catalog, FREE!)  I used two different pattern papers from this package of Sycamore Street DSP.  The Rich Razzleberry chevron stripe paper is matted on a piece of rich razzleberry card stock.  
I used two different stamp sets for this card.  The postage stamps are in the Big Catalog,  'Postage Due' stamp set.  The ticket pieces are from the 'That's the Ticket' stamp set.  The images are stamped and then punched with cordinating hand-held punches.
The sentiment is actually two stamps from the 'Teeny Tiny Wishes' stamp set.  One stamp says, 'thinking of you' while the other stamps says, '{friend to friend}'.  So, to create the custom sentiment, I used my basic grey classic ink marker, and 'colored' each word before stamping. I will let you in on a little secret: to get the words lined up, just so, I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  This amazing positioning tool allows you to stamp just where you want to, without second guessing.
I lightly sponged the edges of the postage stamps and tickets with basic grey classic ink.  I wanted the borders of the tickets and stamps to have some definition.
To add a little eye candy, I tied some white bakers twine thru a Sycamore Button and used a glue dot to secure it to the front of the card, at the top, with the cluster of stamps and a ticket.
Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us @ SFF.
This card will not be for sale in my Etsy shop.  Rather, it is going in the mail for a very dear friend.  I missed an important date with her, and I really need to make it up to her.  So, I am sending her a hand-made card done in bright, cheery colors to brighten her day, and to say 'I'm sorry'.


Robbie said...

Very colorful! Love that paper.

Deb said...

Love what you did with the sketch! The tickets and postage stamps are such a creative way to create the focal point and the sentiment! Love it!!

Kim Innis said...

I love the tickets and postage stamps, and the colors are gorgeous. I need to crack open my Sycamore Street DSP!! Grea job!

Patrice Herrera said...

Your color combination is fantastic! Love that great strip of the Razzleberry Chevron, as it really makes the card pop! Lots of fun embellishments to look at too! Love the new blog header you did good!

craftystamper said...

Great interpretation of the sketch. Using the tickets and the postage stamps really create a unique focal point. The card is as colorful as your new header.