Sunday, 21 February 2016

Simply Sketched Week 1

Thank you for joining us on the first Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re a small group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators who fancied a new challenge to share with you all.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

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So this weeks challenge is in Old olive and the extra bits of whisper white and some mossy meadow washi tape. I have went for a lot of tone on tone this time round but I love it! This is my first ever ONLY Stampin' Up! product card project. I have done lots of projects that are mainly SU but this is my first ever only SU one. As I am selling my non SU things this has been a great encouragement to keep collecting and seeing the difference in quality with SU products verses other brands is amazing. 

I have went with a simple birthday theme as I feel birthdays are always coming up and we can always do with a few more birthday cards in the draw for those moments when Facebook reminds us it's our Auntie's birthday or Father-in-law etc. 

This design is inspired by our sketch created by the lovely Simply Sketched group. I have done a lot of layering for this card, I used the largest hole punch to create my smaller circles at the left side of my centre piece. The 2 inch circle punch for my larger circle, the two smallest star dies in the stars die set, two old olive scallope tags and one whisper white tag, I heat embossed with white powder 'happy birthday' from the teeny tiny sentiments stamp set and then stuck the piece of card into the old olive ink pad. Then I rubbed off the ink from the heat embossing and that made it stand out much better on the whisper white. I simply cut both ends with scissors, nothing fancy there.

My card base is 4 inches x 6 inches that's 10 cm x 15cm roughly. I then cut my whisper white layer 0.5 inches smaller on both sides or 1 cm smaller. My three tags are 2 inches x 5.75 inches that's 6cm x 14.5cm roughly. I stamped old olive speckles onto the whisper white with the gorgeous grunge stamp set, I also stamped that onto my two stars and three little circles. I used the lines pattern for that.

I heat embossed the sentiment and the large circle with the white emboss powder. I sponged all the edges with old olive ink and added some mossy meadow washi tape. I popped on a small bow with some whisper white organza ribbon to the right of the centre.

I really haven't mixed up my colours but I think all the layers and different shapes really makes this card pop. This is a very different design and style for me and I am loving being pushed out of my comfort zone!!

Please remember to visit the previous blog and the next one in our blog hop by clicking on the images below. If you need any help just let me know or if you would like to order any of the supplies used!

Much love

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