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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers

Ok, today on SplitCoastStampers as you all know is the Sketch Challenge. These are a lot of fun and each week you are introduced to a new card layout. Most of them I like and the only reason I don't like the few I've encountered was because they were just too challenging for me!!! And I do intend to go try them again someday!!! I started doing these when the numbers were in the 120's. Today's sketch is number 161 and I did miss a few in there during the month of December just because it was too busy of a month. I really enjoy it and I look forward to Wednesday morning when I open my email to find the link to the new sketch. Such a sad life I lead!!! LOL

And here's the best part. On Monday at SplitCoast they have a new technique (yes, every Monday you can learn a new technique). This Monday it was called Dahlia Fold. It's a very pretty flower. I saw all the posts on SplitCoast that day and saw the TLC153 under the pictures and I knew it was the technique challenge. SO I had to go look. Then I had to try it. It's a lot of folding but SO worth it. I got the flower put together and then I didn't know what to do with it until today when the Sketch Challenge came out. I LOVED that layout and it fit perfectly with the new technique! Now this is the first time I (knowingly) participated in the Monday Technique. I'm going to have to look into this more often. I'm trying to get more organized around here so I have more time to do things like that. It's always nice to learn new things, especially when they turn out!!! LOL

Here's the recipe!
I used a half sheet of black card stock for the main part of the card. Using the measurements from the 161 challenge I printed out, it prints out exact size (how cool is that???) I layered it with decorative papers. The top final layer strip is Very Vanilla and I sponged it in Groovy Guava. It was just too bright to leave as it was. I also sponged the edges of the decorative papers too. I used Groovy Guava on the bottom layer and River Rock on the green layer. The brad in the center of the Dahlia is a 1/2" brad from Office Depot. I was going to heat emboss the brad but I decided to use a permanent marker and I just colored it in. For the corners I was going to add brads but I don't like how they lay on decorative paper so I used the Mat Pack and a marker and colored in the circles. The words are from the Stampin' Up! set "All Holidays." For those of you who are not familiar with the Mat Pack it's also by Stampin' Up! and it can be found on page 189 of the 2008 Spring Summer catalog. The catalog can be viewed online, just click on the link above and check it out.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,

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Melissa said...

Oh Wanda! This is stunning!

Many Blessings,

Unknown said...

Wanda, I adore your flower such a wonderful job and it made for a card.beautiful card.

Alex said...

Beautiful card Wanda!! I like the sketch too, I need to do this one. *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

WOW...very eye popping and gorgeous...Great job!

Mary Fish said...

Unbelievable. I'm so intimidated to try that flower myself. What a piece of art!

Pat S. said...

Absolutely positively gorgeous!!!

Debbie said...

Your card is wonderful!! I really neat to check out how to do that Dahlia fold....makes the card look so elegant.
Debbie J.

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this....It's sooo Adorable!!!You work is so Awesome!!!

Corie said...

This is simply GORGEOUS!!!!! I love this!!!