I love Sunday mornings; a new sketch, the Sunday paper, hot coffee…….Sigh. As a “paper addict,” I have to admit I do anxiously anticipate the Sunday morning OWH weekly sketch challenge.
Sketch #168 is very versatile. With so many layers, I saw an excellent opportunity to add texture, popups and a little mixed media. Even with all the layers going on, it is easy to make this card look “flat.” I added quite a bit of embellishment without making the card too thick to mail by using embellishments stamped and cut from paper. Nothing on this card is over 1/8″ in high. I used a lot of different stamp sets on both cards. The stamp and supply list appears below.
I made a batch of cards yesterday (shown below) using these same components. I had a pocket watch left over and loved the rabbit, so I wanted to make the sketch conform to the components I already had out. Since my rabbit needed more than 3″ of vertical space, I flipped the 3″ x 3.25″ squares to accommodate it. The sketch shows the components adhered directly to the card, but I wanted to use background “paper.” Since I am dealing with an added quarter inch, all of my components are a little more squeezed together.
Thanks for stopping by, now go create!
My own card creation:
The soft appearance of the sentiment is intentional, as I wanted it to look more like a background. The sentiment is repeated inside the card.
Supplies From Stampin’ Up!
Beau Chateau DSP (currently on SU clearance rack), Crumb Cake and Pink Piroutte CS, Paper Doilie Card 2 (clearance rack), Crumb Cake Classic Ink, “Vintage Trinkets” (safety pin), “Crumb Cake” dotted grosgrain (Card 2 retired).
“Square Lattice” Texture Impressions embossing folder (SU), “Cogs” punch (Card 1 SU-retired), “Doily” triple-layer punch (Card 2 SU-retired), small heart and “Sea Pearls” corner punches (Card 2 Fiskars), ink daubers. 1/16″ hole punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Fiskars: Thinking of You sentiment Card 1 “All Year Greetings” set
Hero Arts: Thinking … round the clock sentiment, Item #CL579 (not sure what the set name is, I found it at Overstock.com), and “Watch Gear” background stamp on both cards
Stampers Best: “White Rabbit – I’m Late”
Stampin Up: “Clockworks,” (page 105 of current catalog – two step stamping, needs a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig). The pocket watch is three separate stamps combined to make the watch and face.