HSS Sketch Challenge #34

Good Morning Stampers!!! This weeks Challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a SKETCH!!! We get these amazing and FREE ideas and sketches from our monthly magazine, Stampin’ Success, as part of our demo-ship at Stampin’ Up! This thing is chuck full of ideas, tips, and inspiration. I cant wait to get into a hot bath and peruse the entire thing every month.

This weeks card has more of a french flair to me. :) I just LOVE LOVE LOVE anything Baroque style to it. I also love the colors of Red, Black, and White (ok, so those were my old school colors- maybe they are subconsciously ingrained in my brain??) I just love making my bows POP from the card, and I know that when I mail then they don’t come out like this. I try not to think about that. :)

If you can see that I stamped the whimsy background images with Black craft ink and used iridescent ice and heat embossed them to give them that glittery look and they also have a nice chunky feel to them as well. I used the retired ruby red patterned designer series paper as my background layer for the base of the card. I stamped a simple floral image as the main stamped image and finished it off with a bit of crystal effects and glitter.

I used my paper snips to create a curvy layer to the card as well. I stamped my baroque images on to vellum and them mounted that onto a piece of glittery white card stock that I trimmed out the same design as my vellum.

With a simple sentiment at the bottom, you could use this card for ANYTHING!!! I love making these all occasion cards just to have on hand for whenever. Check out the sketch for this challenge over at HSS, use it to create a scrap page or other project and share it with the rest of us. Don’t hide your creativity under a bushel. :) I am glad you joined me this week and until next time~ TTFN

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