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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday Sketch Challenge Card

I know, it's another card using the "Apple Blossoms" set but I just can't help myself. I really like this set and even more since the SplitCoastStampers Sketch Challenge #290 came out this morning.

This is such a wonderful card layout for those smaller stamp images. Not that this flower was one of those solely. This flower also has a stem to it so you can take up a substantial amount of card stock with it. But I did like how the flower fit so nicely into those squares. SO I ran with it and this is what I got.

I did have to resort to some retired decorative paper though. It's to early in the catalog season to have all the decorative papers you need to be set for anything that comes along. I did buy one package of fun decorative paper. It came in a huge pad and in the pastel colors. SO I guess I will be ordering more of that in the richer colors for fall. But on this card the retired stuff worked and if anyone wants to copy the card they can just substitute the retired for some current paper (if they have it - lucky them!).

Oh and on my card I even got to play with the new little "Bitty Buttons". These little clear buttons are the cutest. I actually bought the punches that fit the buttons but I have not had a chance to play with those yet. I just have WAY too much going on right now. I'm getting "stuff" ready for the upcoming fall craft fair and am also working on some wedding invitations for a neighbor and wishing the whole time I was doing them for our son. But no. We are still waiting for him to propose. UGH! He's got to realize my grandmother clock is ticking away here. I have plans for his future children and he's ruining them!! LOL Anyway, he will propose in his own time, they will get married and eventually have children. In the meantime I just have to wait it out and whine about it here! LOL

SO back to my card. The colors I used in my card are Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. And of course a black background as usual on my Wednesday cards! I just like the look of it. Actually it all started out with the sketch design. I thought it was all suppose to be layered in black but it was just the computer lines showing the different color layers. DUH! But after I made the card I liked what I saw and I continue to do it. It can really make some of the colors just pop off the card. So I continue to do my weekly challenge cards that way.
If you have some time today or even later in the week I highly recommend you play with this sketch. These are so fun. And you don't have to post it at SplitCoastStamers. You can just do it for yourself. Though posting it there is SO much fun. I just love seeing what everyone else does with the layout. It's just amazing how everyone has the same layout and the end results are always so different than yours and SO wonderful!
Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda

1 comment:

Sara Paschal said...

Great card Wanda;)