Monday, September 8, 2008

Getting Sketchy

I had a little bit of time to play today so I finally got to make Beate's latest weekend sketch card. I'm so glad she's back to blogging and posting her challenges! For this card I wanted to use the new In colors because I really love them! The stamp is from the set A Flower For All Seasons. I got this one for free at convention. I punched the image out with the 1 3/8" square punch. I wanted to back it with the square scallop punch but it's too small. I saw some people making rectangles by placing 2 square scallops together. I decided to make a bigger square scallop using this same method. I punched 4 square scallops and moved each piece over until is was big enough to border my square punch. I really love the result! It takes on the thickness of chipboard so it has a little more presence.

Stamps: A Flower For All Seasons
Ink: Jet black stazon, kiwi kiss, tango tangerine, riding hood red, basic grey, baja blue, summer sun
Paper: Baja Blue, Haiku designer paper, whisper white, riding hood red, bella rose designer paper
Other: 1 3/8" square punch, square scallop punch, black gingham ribbon, aquapainter, stampin' dimensionals

Our bbq was very fun! It started to rain after 7:00 but it didn't seem to deter folks. We had lots of tables set up in our 3 car garage so that's where most people hung out. There were people inside and kids running around outside in the rain. We had well over 50 people here. It's exhausting but fun! I spent most of Sunday just recovering.

I have stamp club tonight. I'll be back tomorrow with one of the cards we made in club.


Alexandra said...

Awesome card for the challenge, I love it - the incolors look wonderful!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Beate said...

I am so glad you had time to play. I always smile when I see your name.
Great card!!! The image is so cute! I am with you. I love the new colors!
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

Diane said...

Pretty sketchy card Kathleen! Love it!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome card!! Love your take on the sketch! Your bbq sounds like a great time! 50 people is a lot!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so cute, Kathleen!! Adorable image and pretty papers!! Great job with the sketch too!!

Lauren said...

Super cute - these colors are so fun!

Marilyn said...

Great card for the sketch Kathleen - and glad your BBQ went well - 50 people - wow!! That is a lot!

Lori said...

Love what you did with this sketch! Using the scalloped square punch to make the mat for your image worke beautifully.