I have a love/hate relationship with creating the sketch. I hate it because it makes me nervous. I want to create something that will be fun for all of you, but it also has to be unique - and it has to be usable. WAY too much pressure! I LOVE it because I do what I want to do. In this case, when I designed the sketch, I knew I had patterned paper and a new flower die set coming. I don't use a lot of patterned paper, so I put together a sketch that would allow me to use small strips of it. (And I still cringed at a third pattern - I just did some brick!) Then the flower would be the "any shape" component.
I actually got this die set along with the stamp set because I love the soft look of the watercolor stamp with the die cut accents on top. After I stamped the flower with Poppy Parade (permanently staining my stamp - am I the only one who cringes when using red ink?!) - I decided I wanted the flower to be bolder so I went with cardstock but gave it a little embossed texture.
I hope to see you playing along with us this week. I love the inspiration I get in the gallery each week!
Stamps: Framed for You (sentiment)
Dies: Stampin' Up Perennial Petals
Paper: Stampin' Up Flower & Field dsp (sale-a-bration), cardstock in Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Bumblebee
Other: Stampin' Up Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
Well, I LOVE this sketch! I had so many ideas for the three strips - and that tells me it's a good one. A lot of times, I am stumped, but this is one I will be returning to! Your card is lovely and I love the brick on the top!ReplyDelete
I love the pretty pops of color and all of the texture on this fun flower! You definitely reached all of your goals with this sketch -- it's unique, usable and totally fabulous!ReplyDelete
You've created a cute sketch and a cute card!ReplyDelete
First of all I love this sweet card! And the more I see that flower the more I think I need it! Second - great sketch! And third I hate working with red no matter what kind of stamps I am using! I just seem to get it everywhere - especially on a white background! And yep I hate the pinky stain! I use Poppy Parade the most....I can control it better than Real Red...lol...ReplyDelete
You came up with a fab sketch and the DT samples show how useful it is. I love your card, the bright pop of color and the Dp are a stunning combination. Hope to get to play with as you've inspired me!ReplyDelete
Oh I am LOVING what you used for the stripes on your card!! So, so COOL!! Amazing design!ReplyDelete
Super pretty card😻😻😻👍ReplyDelete
Congrats , have a nice day😊
I just love your sketch this week, Kim, and your card is beautiful with the perfect mix of patterned paper.ReplyDelete
I just LOVE this sketch Kim - it is very 'useable' (I've already made a couple of cards with it!!) and your card is gorgeous! I actually like the way you created 3 quite different stripes in terms of pattern and texture and that layered flower is the perfect focal point. A triumph all round! And yes, the red ink staining makes me cringe every time too - we clearly have a lot in common!ReplyDelete
This was a great sketch, very versatile. Love you take on it. The flower is so pretty and I like the added texture from your embossed brick strip.ReplyDelete