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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday Sketch Challenge Card

I was SO thrilled that I was able to have some time this Wednesday to play with the new Sketch Challenge from Split Coast Stampers. I SO look forward to these. Anxiously awaiting the email saying the sketch is in at SplitCoast. Then hopping on over there to see it and oooh and aaaah at it. Then try to find an image I want to play with that will fit in the focal point of the card. In this case the #4 spot.

As I was paging through the catalog to see what sets I had that would fit in that space I came across several but settled for the "Pocket Silhouettes" set. I chose that one because I have not used it very much. I need to start using what I have a lot more. But I get stuck on a stamp (like the hydrangea from the "Just Because" set and the next thing you know you're making cards with it for days. I guess it's a good way to use the set. And I do have more ideas for that beautiful hydrangea!

My card went together rather quickly. I used one of the Builder Wheels, the "Posy Party." I have not used those wheels much at all either. That went in the #3 spot. The #2 spot is a piece of Always Artichoke decorative paper. The background, the #1 spot is a piece of white card stock that had been dry embossed using the Dotted Swiss folder (one of my favorite folders - for now).

I tied a piece of 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon around the #4 panel and it filled up the empty space as planned. I was hoping the words wouldn't be too big or two long for that bottom space. And they weren't. They were just perfect for that space. Adding the ribbon filled up the empty space between the image and the words. I was thrilled that what I had in my mind actually turned out the way I wanted it on paper! That's a first in a long time!

For a finishing touch I sponged all the edges of the white card stock. It was just what the card needed!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Sara Paschal said...

So very pretty;)

mudmaven said...

Just gorgeous! Great job with the sketch. ~chris

Michelle Tweedy said...

Great job on this card. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I haven't checked out you blog in ages, but since I am probably going to sign up again, I will be visiting often! Thanks for your encouragement!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Wanda. I love that set alot. Thanks for sharing this with us.