Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sweet Sunday Volkswagen

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC66. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing.

I really really really love this week's sketch...I love working with circles! But I wasn't sure just what I wanted to stamp until happy mail arrived on Friday containing my order of new stamps from Papertrey Ink! I tell ya, I was all over this month's release because it was so masculine, and with all the boys/men in my family I'm always on the lookout for masculine goodies.

Enjoy the Ride couldn't be more perfect for one of my brothers...he's a VW fanatic (he owns three bugs) and I simply had to buy this set to make his birthday card. I'm totally working ahead on this one though because his birthday isn't until October! And don't worry...he doesn't read my blog so I'm not spoiling the surprise. I stamped the outline of the bug first with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream then I used the solid image stamp to fill in the car with Baja Blue ink. I added a few touches with copic markers then cut out the image. The headlights got three coats with my clear Glaze pen so they'd have that rounded look that VW lights have, but I only went over the windshield with one coat to keep it more flat.

I broke away from the Quite Contrary papers for two days in a row now and reached for my October Afternoon Farm Fresh 8x8 papers for this card instead. I used two different Cuttlebug folder for texture and balanced the offset car with three buttons. I love love LOVE how this card turned out!   :)

I hope you'll play along with this week's Sweet Sunday sketch and link your creation on Karen's blog. Now let's go see what the other Sweet Sunday Stampers came up with using SSSC66.
Jen Tapler
Joanne Basile
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Nancy Riley
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

18 comments:

Joanne B. said...

This is ADORABLE! Just love it!

Kathy Martin said...

Super cute and fun card! Just love that little volkswagon stamp! :)

Michele B said...

SO cute! I love the patterned paper strips, stitching and details on the car!

Dawn Easton said...

Totally cool, Karen! Hope I can play this week :)
LOL at that clear glaze pen...I HAD to order some because of you...hehe!

Candace said...

Karen, this is CUTE! I definitely need to make more masculine cards. I always have plenty of girly cards and never any masculine. Love the way this one turned out!!

Vicki said...

Wowzers Karen, this is amazing!! I love the VW bug too!! Everything about this card is soooooo very cool!!!

Nancy Riley said...

AMAZING, Karen!!! I love love love the patterned paper combinations, the wonderful texture, and the stitching is genius! AWESOME design!

Stephanie said...

Great card! So much attention to details :D TFS!

Lynn said...

So cute Karen! I love all the fun textures and papers with this great PT image!

Connie Collins said...

This card is so adorable. I love how you brought the car outside of the circle and how you gave it the words to rest the tires on for balance. Very well thought out and nicely done!

Julie Masse said...

This is just wonderful Karen!! I love all your great design elements!! :)

Leslie said...

Excellent card! Love all the colours and the shiny headlight! Fun, fun, fun!

Alex Maldonado said...

eeek!! why are making me buy this set Karen???!! your card is deliciously perfect and you've enabled me (once again!)so thank you sugar!! :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh your little car is awesome with all that detail! Fabulous card any way you look at it!

Joan said...

Great card for this sketch Karen!

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Karen! this is adorable!

Miche said...

Stunning as always...love the papers and the colours!!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Such a FUN, FUN card. Love the stamped image. Absolutely fabulous.

xx Sarah