Sunday, April 28, 2013

Life is Pretty Amazing

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC183.

Surprise, surprise...I didn't flip the sketch this week! Ha ha!!

It's been so long since I inked up one of the inspirational sentiments from Vertical Greetings II by My Favorite Things so it was high time to get that stamp set inky. I started with a Whip Cream card base and added a layer of Kraft and Steel Grey.

I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink onto the Whip Cream panel but there was too much empty space around it. I chose one of the flourish images from Finishing Flourishes and stamped it around the sentiment with Kraft Premium Dye Ink.

For the vertical panel I chose patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Unforgettable collection and used the Small Scallop Border Die-namics to cut out the Berrylicious scalloped strip. The Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics was perfect for cutting out the Pink Lemonade flag element.

I took the liberty of adding a pretty corrugated flower, which I cut out using the Pretty Posies Die-namics. I added some patterned leaves which I cut out with the Upsy Daisy Die-namics then topped it with a bright Razzle Berry button tied with Hemp Cord.

On the inside I used one of the sentiments from All Smiles. I think I'll be giving this to hubby. I know it's got a flower on the front but he'll still appreciate it, and he might even notice that the flower is made of cardboard.

I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch and link your creation on Karen's blog. Now it's time to hop around and see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers created.
Arielle Gordon  ***** our Superstar Guest Designer *****
Dana White
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

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Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic, Karen! I love that set and reach for it at least once a week! LOL!

Love that flower and your stitching is amazing!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is really beautiful, Karen. Love the corrugated flower!

Anonymous said...

Honey, you are amazing!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the corrugated flower and the pretty flourishes to accent the sentiment.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Oh - I love this! We used the same paper, too! I am totally stealing the corrugated flower idea, too - it's fabulous!

Vicki B. said...

Wow Karen, this ahhhhh-mazing!!! Love that little corrugated flower!!!

Tracy said...

How do you do it girl? You make everything just rock. Love every inch of this. Gorgeous!!

Leslie said...

Life is pretty amazing...and your card is too! I do love those Vertical Greetings - perfect for so many cards. Love your little flower too!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love your flower and that sentiment.

Dana White said...

The flower and leaves really brighten up this card - fabulous

Karen Giron said...

Absolutely stunning, K! I love the kraft and blue together and the flower embellishment is delish!!

Lynn Put said...

What an awesome card! Great color combo and I love all of the texture and your fun flower!