Sunday, November 15, 2009

Super Sketch Sunday

Here's a feature that I hope to offer every Sunday to get your week off to a great start.  We all know that coming up with a layout can be one of the most challenging (and frustrating) parts of creating a project.  In fact it can be a roadblock!  I have started, re-started, and started again many projects all because I can't develop the right layout.  No one should have to go through that.  So, welcome to Super Sketch Sunday!

Check back later for my card using this layout.  You'll see how easy it is to pull colors out of our fantastic Designer Series Background Papers (a must on all of my projects) and apply the sketch template to create a handmade gift for someone special.  I'll be back soon with another Just Buzzin' By stamp set idea!

Our tree is up, lights are lit, and ornaments are hung.  It's been a good day!

And I finished the card I wanted to share with you.  Here's my view of today's sketch.

I used our Just Buzzin' By stamp set again.  This time I "paper pieced" the flower heads.  I stamped them first in Chocolate Chip on my white circle then I stamped them again on two different background papers.  Don't throw out those small scraps...this is a PERFECT use for all those little pieces we have floating around.  After you cut out the shape from your background paper, adhere them over the top of your stamped image.  I raised the center cup of the flower on a dimensional and put glitter on the pistals (is that what you call those things on the flower?).  As for the bow - looped scraps of ribbon were tied tight with twine.  The button is from our corduroy collection and matches the Designer Series Paper.  That's what I love about Stampin' UP ... everything is color coordinated.  Glue Dots hold the button bow in place.  Don't forget about the inside!  The greeting is from our Full of Life stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed today's sketch.  See the "comment" selection below?
Click on it and tell me what you think!


  1. What a great idea!

  2. Loved making this card. Which designer paper was used?

  3. The Designer Series Paper used on this card is from some old retired Stampin' UP! stock. It is actually a Christmas paper, which is obvious if you could see the other side. I would recommend any one of our wonderful papers - it all depends on the color scheme you are trying to achieve! Just pick the papers first then build the card around the colors in the paper. The flowers were cut from our Hostess Pack - a great selection of different papers in a 6x6 package!