Happy Saturday, everyone! My husband had to work this morning so I thought I'd pop in and share the card I made for the Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #15. This is one of the sketches I came up with for the Spring Break Blog Hop sketch challenge. I'm sure at the time I had some brilliant idea in mind but at the moment it certainly escapes me. This is my third attempt to create a card using my own sketch, LOL!!! I modified the shadow layer a little and added a layer for the image... hoping it still looks enough like the original to count!
My card base is Basic Grey layered with a slightly smaller piece of So Saffron then red patterned paper. Not sure what the name of the patterned paper is, I got it from my friend, Kris, when she was cleaning out her stash and switching to digital scrapbooking! The shadow layer is a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of paper pierced So Saffron cardstock layered underneath a 2 x 4 1/4 piece of paper pierced Basic Grey. I wrapped organdy ribbon around the Basic Grey cardstock and taped the ends down on the back side before adhering it to the card base. I made a beautiful bow from more of the same organdy ribbon and attached it using a glue dot.
The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on a 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 piece of PTI White using the Buzz In The Air! stamp set and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced the edges and layered the image on to a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape. I've had a couple questions about how I get such straight lines when paper piercing so I'll share my secret. I use this handy dandy paper piercing template from Stampin' Up. I wish they made it in a larger size but for now I just slide it down as I go if the cardstock is bigger than the template. To finish off the card, I added a red button threaded with DMC White to the center of the bow.
Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is buzzin' with excitement!
- Stamps: Buzz In The Air! (Penny Black)
- Paper: Real Red, Basic Grey, So Saffron, PTI White and Patterned Paper
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics E00, R01, R27, R29, Y21, Y26, YG17, T2, T4, B91
- Other: Organdy Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape.