challenge #143, is a Sketch challenge. We could design any card we wanted using the sketch layout above. If you are feeling creative, you can click the link before this and join me. The challenge is open until Sunday, January 3rd at 12PM CST. Winners will be announced on January 4th. Each Tuesday a new challenge is posted to help keep our creative juices flowing.
I decided to make a card using the brand new stamp set called Art Gallery that will be available on January 5th. I also used some of the DSP from this suite line called Fine Art Floral DSP. It is stunning and so pretty. This entire suite of products is gorgeous and I cannot wait to play with the Gilded Leafing but tonight I simply used Gold Embossing Powder as it isn't quite as messy. This is a two-step stamp set.
My card base is Merry Merlot, cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". My layer is Night of Navy and that is cut at 4" x 5 1/4". My strip is DSP is cut at 2" x 4". I also cut out the 2nd largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies in WW for my stamped image. I adhered my DSP to my Night of Navy layer and then adhered that to my card base using Tombow, but use the adhesive you like best.
On my stitched circle, I stamped the solid flower image from the stamp set in Terracota Tile ink but I stamped off before inking it on the circle. For the two-step, I used Versa Mark ink and stamped it over top of the solid image. I then used gold embossing powder and heat set it. I also stamped my greeting of Happy Birthday from this stamp set in Versa Mark and gold embossed it as well in the bottom right corner on the Night of Navy layer. I used the gold cord that is retiring January 4th but is available in the US and on sale for $4.50 right now and wrapped it around my fingers about 4 times and secured on back with some seal plus. I then added dimesnionals and popped the circle up on my card. To finish off the front I used Gold Gilded gems for some bling!
For the inside I used a piece of WW and stamped the solid flower again in Terracota Tile, again stamped off. I then added a greeting from the new stamp set Happy Thoughts in Night of Navy.
I hope you enjoyed my card. If you need any of these supplies I used and do not have a current demonstrator I would love to help you out and get you started with paper crafting. You can click my Shop Now link above under my blog header and it will link you to my store! I can also send you catalogs if you need them just shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for stopping by today and Happy Stampin' everyone. Happy New Year!