This week at HSS we’re having a sketch challenge. This sketch is featured in the March Success, Stampin’ Up!’s magazine for demonstrators. This magazine is one of the freebies you receive as a demonstrator which is a big plus because many projects are featured to give you ideas and it also provides tips on running your business from successful demonstrators. Right now is a great time to become a demonstrator because the starter kit is discounted 15%. See my blog entry Sale-a-bration for hobby stampers for more details. Now on to the project. As I mentioned we’re having a sketch challenge and I have been wanting to use my new stamp set Picnic Parade. This stamp set is a hostess level 2 set and can only be earned by holding a workshop with sales of at least $300. It’s a great value because it contains 15 stamps! So versatile. It can be used for so many occasions – Easter, Thank you, Get well, Hello, Welcome… I had so much fun putting my project together.
First, I stamped the images on Whisper White card stock in Timber Brown StayzOn ink. I used my SU water color pencils and blender pen to color in the images. I wanted a soft spring look and the water color pencils provided just the look I was after.
I then used my paper snips to cut out the bunny and the basket. I used the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch to punch the flower then sponged the edges with Pretty in Pink classic ink. I also had a scrap from the Bashful Blue soft flower background I printed using My Digital Studio for my Pride and Prejudice card and used this for the center of my extra large Fancy Flower.
Before adhereing the top and bottom of my card to the base I adhered the top and bottom then placed my ribbon before adhering to the base. I used SNAIL to adhere the large flower on the main image then adhered the bunny and the basket with dimensionals. The bottom of the card is the striped DSP from the Sale-a-bration Welcome Neighbor Paper Pad for the bottom of the card. Stamped my sentiment in Timber Brown StayzOn ink so the browns would match.
That’s it. Super easy and lots of fun! I hope you’re inspired to start your spring projects.
finished card: 4.25″ x 5.5″
Bashful Blue card base: 4.25″ x 5.5″
Whisper White top panel: 2.5″ x 4″
Stiped DSP bottom panel: 2.75″ x 4″
Stamps: Picnic Parade (hostess level 2)
Paper: SU card stock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Sale-a-bration striped DSP from the Welcome Neighbor Paper Pad,
Ink: Timber Brown StayzOn, Pretty in Pink Classic ink, SU water color pencils, Blender pens
Accessories: SU punches: Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, 1-3/8 circle; Bashful Blue satin ribbon, Dimensionals
Techniques: Stamping, Water coloring