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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers

It's always good when I have a Wednesday that I can participate in the Sketch Challenge over at SplitCoastStampers. I have played with SO many new card layouts. And there are a lot of them I go back to when making cards.

Today's layout was very fun. Though I am one who loves LOTS of layers. I did keep my card very simple. I didn't embellish much, though how could you on a card like this????

The stamp set is by A Muse. I bought it last year but don't know if I ever got to play with it. From looking at the back of the stamp I would have to say that I didn't but then again I try to clean them like new!!!

I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Black Staz On. I colored it in with a blender pen and markers.

I used Bashful Blue card stock and stamped the wording in using Bashful Blue ink. I wanted it muted and that did the trick. The left panel is done using a piece of decorative paper I had gotten at Michael's. I had some scraps. Isn't it fun to use the scraps???

The snowflake is made of acrylic and I set it in place with Crystal Effects. I also took a little Crystal Effects and a toothpick and added some glitter to the star. It doesn't show up very well in the photo but in real life it sparkles so nice.

And the final part was the background. I used a piece of white card stock and the Snowflake Cuttlebug folder. I sponged all edges in Bashful Blue except for the decorative paper, I left it as it was. Such a quick and easy card to make.

I believe there are measurements for the sketch is included at SplitCoastStampers. I don't use them. I print out the sketch and just measure the areas. Most of the time I just put a piece of card stock in the area and mark it with my fingernail and head on over to the paper cutter. I don't like to measure if I don't have to. I measure after so I can add a layer behind the design but not for the design itself.

If you have time head on over to SplitCoastStampers and give this sketch or any of the other sketches they have a try. It's a lot of fun!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda, This is Beautiful!! I clicked on it to get a better look... Love it! TFS... :)
I try to visit as often as I can, as you always have such beautiful creations here and some great ideas.
Have a sparkling day!
Pamela Vega

Susie said...

Really peaceful and beautiful. Love all of the elements you used.

*Susan* said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is great, and the softness of the card conveys the sentiment. Wanda, I'm always here looking; I just don't always have time to comment. Thanks for continuing a great blog!
Susan (PSU_Mom)

Charlene H. said...

This is beautiful. I like this layout.

NeedsARibbon said...

You color so beautifully! TFS