Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Card Sketch #44 - Discover 2008!

Happy New Year! Let's discover if 2008 will be a great year, creatively speaking!

And to start it off.....here's a fun card sketch to do with some great designer paper! Some of us hoard great designer paper, well this is your chance to dive in and use up a little bit of it! Come on, I challenge you!


I used a light creamy brown (almost taupe) card stock as the base for this card. I stamped the main flower image with versamark and then embossed it using glacier white embossing powder from CHF. Then I took a stipple brush and brushed (swished) on creamy brown chalk ink. I kept it going in the same direction, as I really liked how it gave a shadowed effect on the embossed image. Oh, and don't forget to tissue off the embossed image to get the excess ink off!

As you can faintly see, I then ran it through my nestabilities rectangle die, but you can hardly see the embossing (unless you enlarge the picture and look real hard). One of these days I'll get the hang of embossing with these using my cuttlebug. That tan spellbinders mat should be here any day now! ;-)

Supplies:
Stamps - Flower from SU! Heartfelt Thanks, sentiment by TAC
Designer Paper - K&Company - Classic K, Bazzill basic taupe cardstock for the base.
Ink - Colorbox creamy brown chalk ink, versamark, Palette burnt umber
Glacier white embossing powder
Teal brads

11 comments:

Lori J said...

Great sketch and I love your sample. :0)

Bluemoon said...

I love your card. I am wondering what size your card is?? Whenever I see sketches with 3 or 4 elements/areas to it, I always think to myself that I would never fit all that onto a regular 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card, or it would cover up alot of the pretty paper or a few of it's different elements shown off in the sketch.

Thanks for any info on size, Happy New Year! :) bluemoonbynite@yahoo.com

Mary Moilanen said...

Gorgeous!!

Stampin' Meg said...

oh yum Laurie- I love that color combo of the light blue and cream. I need to try this!

JazzyH said...

I love the card and the sketch. I am going to try to do more challenges this year.

Niki said...

Great sketch and pretty card! Love the embossed flower!

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card ,realy beautiful ,Dawnx

Lorraine said...

laurie, great card. love the sketch challenge. what size card did you make? inquiring minds want to know! lol

Velta said...

Gorgeous design here Laurie. This is just elegant! Please come visit me as I have news to share :)

abhall76 said...

I absolutely LOVE this card. The colors are greatm I love how you intermixed the papers on the layers. I'd say this one is an 11 (on a 1 -10 scale)

jensmessystudio said...

beautiful card!! thank you for sharing this and the color is just perfect!