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Hand Stamped Sentiments week 4 – Sketch Challenge

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.

sketch challenge 4

HSS sketch challenge week 4

Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge #4 - Sketch challenge

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

Project info:

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

Bunny card

Today I wanted to share this cute bunny card I created.  I CASED it from  Sandi MacIver’s blog.   She’s a very talented designer.  Go over to her blog and check out her other projects.  I created the background and bunny foot pads on My Digital Studio.  I love this software!  I am going to make several of these cards to mail.  Won’t the recipients get a kick when they get a bunny out of the envelope!

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I sponged the bunny head and feet with Pretty in Pink classic ink #101301.

The cute little nose is the small heart punch (117193) found in the mini Occasions catalog.

Inside of ears are the small oval punch #107304.

The feet are made from the SU Wide Oval punch, #112082.  You really need this punch because it fits so many of SU’s sentiments also.

The bottom pad is the 1 inch circle punch, #109046 and the little toes are just the regular everyday hole punch.

I got the “Happy Easter” on each foot by using the text tool and changed the text color to Real Red.  This was all done in My Digital Studio #118108.  Then printed it out on Pretty in Pink background.  I left enough room between each word so I could punch each out with my 1″ circle punch.

The whiskers are a scrap of Whisper White run through the cutter, slicing 3 skinny pieces.  Tape these to the back of the nose, fanned them out a bit, then added a dimensional.

The eyes are black brads, #109109 with Pretty in Pink circles from a regular hole punch.

Project info:

The templates for this project appear on two entries on Sandi’s blog so for simplicity I have consolidated them here.

Click here for bunny head template.  Sandi’s tip:  When you print out the bunny head, the measurements should be;  3 inches across from the cheek to cheek, and from her chin to the V in her ears, 4 inches.

Click here for egg templates.  Sandi’s tip:  When you print off the egg, the large one on the left should be 7 1/4 inches long.  That measurements matches the bunny head.  Of course, if you want it smaller, than reduce both templates by the same amount.

Stamps:  none, My Digital Studio used for “Happy Easter” sentiment

Paper:  Whisper White cardstock, Pretty in Pink and print #3 from Sunny Day backgrounds printed from My Digital Studio.

Ink:  Pretty in Pink Classic ink used on 1/4″ white grosgrain ribbon and to sponge the bunny head and feet

Accessories: SU paper punches:  1″ circle, Wide Oval, Small Oval, Small Heart, regular hole punch, SU black brads, SU white 1/4″ ribbon inked with Pretty in Pink

Techniques:  Digital and Paper crafting

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