I browse numerous blogs and enjoy the challenges posed by many of them. When I got together with Lori this past Sunday for some stamping time, I worked two challenges into the below 5.5-inch square card. This card is going to my brother-in-law for his birthday. His birthday was actually a month ago, but since I took a while trying to figure out what to get him and since we’re visiting them in two weeks for my nephew’s 1st birthday, he had to wait for his card and gift. So Sarah, don’t let him look at this post. Not that I think Brian actually reads my blog.
Sheet Load of Cards is a site that puts out a free monthly ezine that contains a sketch and cutting instructions to make a sheet load of cards. The ezine also contains various takes on the sketch by their staff of sample artists. Typically, the samples use stamps by that month’s sponsor company. Check out March 2009’s issue here. They also do two monthly contests. One gives people who give a shout out to SheetLoad on their blog a chance to win. The other gives people who make their own take on the sketch a chance to win. So this post is doing double duty by shouting out and displaying my take of the sketch.
Stamp Something‘s challenge this week is to use the color green. So I used 2 shades of green cardstock, 2 green-based designer papers, green ribbon, and green markers to color part of my stamped image. The sketch challenge and color challenge worked very well together and I am quite pleased with how cute this card turned out. Don’t you just love the fuzzy feel that the flock gives to Riley’s horns?
Stamps: Hanna Stamps Fishing Riley; Stampin’ Up Birthday Whimsey (sentiment)
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Stampin’ Up Prints Certainly Celery, Petals & Paisleys
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: A*Muse Palm grosgrain stitch ribbon; tan flock (Riley’s horns)
Markers: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Ballet Blue, Only Orange