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A Little Mixed Media and a Lot of Stamps – Sketch 168


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:

Beau is late

Beau is late

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.

Supply List:

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

Stamp Sets:

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.

Stampin' Up! Clear Mount "Clockworks"

Stampin’ Up! Clear Mount


“Cool Color” Challenge – ODB and OWH


Today’s post is an entry for the monthly “Our Daily Bread,” design challenge.  The challenge was to create a card from the “cool color” side of the color wheel, blues, greens, violets, etc…. (see tools for the color challenged below).

Our Daily Bread Designs will pay the shipping cost of one box (about 350 cards), for Operation Write Home to send to our soldiers overseas, for every 25 cards designed for the challenge each month.  Our goal as OWH’ers, is to get as many cards made and sent overseas as we can.  Thanks go to Our Daily Bread Designs, for this wonderful contribution.

All products used for this card are Stampin’Up!  and are currently available unless otherwise specified.  You can purchase products online 24/7 at my Stampin’ Up! Store

All proceeds from my store are used to purchase supplies so I can create and send cards for Operation Write Home.

“Cool Color Love” ODB July Challenge

Card Recipe:  A2 5.5 x 4.25″

Card Stock/Paper:  Whisper White, Nearly Navy, Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (retired).

Tools: Curly Label Punch, Large Butterfly Punch (retired, but replaced with a prettier one!), Labels Collection Framelits, Stripes Embossing Folder.

Stamps/Embellishments/Ink: “PS I Love  and Butterfly Prints (retired stamp sets)”, Nearly Navy Classic Ink, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Basic Pearls and a blue ribbon (purchased at a local craft supply store).

For the “Color Challenged,” let Stampin’Up! be your personal color coach.  This handy tool takes the guess work out of combining colors for your paper creations, giving you both creative and more subtle suggestions. You can find it on page 151 of the new catalog or on my online store item #120148.

Stampin’ Up! Color Coach

“World Spectacular”


The New Stampin’ Up! “World Spectacular” suite is in a word, spectacular.  The uses are endless.  This suite is great for scrapbook pages as well as cards.  You can find “World Spectacular” designer series paper, stamps and ideas, on pages 30-33 of the 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! Catalog (24/7 online ordering in my online store).

“World Spectacular” Birthday

“World Spectacular” Interior

Card Recipe:  Card Size, A2 (5.5 x 4.25”)

Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy

Designer Series Paper:  World Spectacular

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo and Early Espresso

Stamps: Tagtastic (sentiment with bear on Curly Label Punch), Family Reunion (“son” stamp), and Blue Ribbon (interior stamps).   The “est. 1982”-stamp set was from local craft supply store.

Embellished with Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, and three red jewels (local craft supply store).

All supplies listed are currently available from Stampin’ Up!, unless otherwise listed.