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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Another Wednesday is upon us and this one happens to be the middle of the month too. WOW, it's unreal how fast July is flying by! It just seems like only a few days ago it was the 4th of July!

This is the card I made for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge over at SplitCoastStampers. I love it when I have time to play with the new card sketch they post. I printed the sketch and cut it out so it's ready to go into my album of sketches. I actually opened that album the other day to find a layout for a stamp I had. I like to just take the mounted stamp to the book and set it on top of the sketch to see if it fits. And if it does then that's the layout I pick to do my new card. It's a lot easier than coming up with something on my own sometimes!! The easiest thing is to CASE (Copy And Study Everything)!! Admit it, it is the easiest!!! I LOVE to do that now and then when I find a card that I just HAVE to copy. And let me tell you, lately there have been a LOT of those out there on blogs. Such a great community of talented stampers! SO many cards to CASE, so little time!!! LOL

So, onto my card! I used the Stampin' Up! "Flight of the Butterfly." It's a set I have not used much at all. And the best thing about this set now is there is a brand new butterfly punch to go with it!!! Gotta LOVE that!!! My butterfly was done by using the Razzleberry Lemonade decorative paper. I stamped the dotted butterfly shape image on the paper and then punched it out. That was all there was to the butterfly. I didn't fold it in half, I gave it a little crease on each side of the bug body. That way it created a flat area for the glue to stick better!

I used a few flowers from the "Pretties Kit" and touched it a bit with the Crushed Curry ink.

So, lets back up here a bit. The background paper (layer 1) was done using the decorative paper. The next layer was done using a piece of Crushed Curry card stock that was run through the Cuttlebug "Dotted Swiss" folder. The layer #3 was done using the "Rough Texture" wheel on glossy card stock and VersaMark. I embossed it with clear embossing powder and then used the brayer and inked it up with Crushed Curry. You do need to wipe it off with paper towel when you are done. The ink will bead up on the embossed areas.

I stamped the words on white card stock and sponged the edges with the Crushed Curry color. It was a very easy card to make!!! And those are the kinds of cards I LOVE to make lately!! LOL

Hope you have time to play with the card sketch! It's a great way to enhance your images with multiple layers.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Sara Paschal said...

I love this card the yellow is so very pretty and such a cute image. Way to go with the sketch this week!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said... this fresh and that black pulled it together perfectly. Love your style....

Daisydaze said...

This is a beautiful card...thank you!