Monday, December 30, 2013

PPA185 Dogwood Sympathy

Hi Stampers!!

I just love this week’s Pals Paper Arts PPA185 Sketch Challenge - in fact, I love all of their challenges (they have two sketch challenges and two color challenges each month:-)).  I also thought this sketch would work well for one of the Best of 25 Stamp sets, Best of Sale-A-Bration  (the dogwood image in this set was one of my very favorite SAB stamps- so thrilled to see the smaller version :-)).  Also, as you can see, I decided to flip the sketch sideways - another reason I love sketch challenges!

Trust me, once you start this card did not take long to create- in fact, it took longer to get a photograph than the creation of the card- geesh!  For some reason, the sheen on the Very Vanilla cardstock caused major issues with the photo clarity – will have to keep this in mind for next time  :-)

Again, if you have not already done so, I hope you will find the time to stop by the Pals Paper Arts site and check out all of the designs- their Design Teams are wonderful as well as all of the other entries and interpretations of the sketch!!

To create this card:

Stamp the dogwood from Best of Sale-A-Bration using Basic Black Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and use Stampin’ Write markers to color the image (Pink Pirouette for the blossoms, Pistachio Pudding for the leaves, So Saffron for the center and Coastal Cabana in the background).  Trim around the edges of the dogwood image and set aside. 

Repeatedly stamp the script stamp from Notable Notions using Basic Black ink (stamping off first, huffing for the repeated stamping) onto two pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock- one for the card front (4” x 5.25”)  and another for the interior of the frame behind the focal image.  

On the card front piece, stamp the Off the Grid background using Pink Pirouette Classic Ink and Gorgeous Grunge using Basic Gray Classic Ink.   Lightly sponge Basic Gray around the edges of both of the Very Vanilla pieces using a Sponge Dauber.

Add the horizontal strip of retired Ho
Close-up of the Dogwood image 
wlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the strips of Basic Black cardstock.  Adhere to the Very Vanilla stamped background and add the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon strip.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Designer Frames Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (rectangle) to emboss a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Cut out the frame by hand and add the small background created above to the center.  Mount the trimmed focal image along with the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes using Basic Black Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punch out using the Word Window Punch.  Add to the bottom of the frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow at the top of the frame.

Add a horizontal strip of the polka dot Designer Series Paper (I used a piece of the retired Howlstooth and Scaringbone) with Basic Black strips added at the top and bottom to the stamped Very Vanilla background and mount the panel onto the Basic Black card front.
Adhere a piece of 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon across the center of the DSP layer and mount the entire panel onto a Very Vanilla card base.

Add the focal image frame panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals® along with the Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Best of Sale-A-Bration, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Notable Notions, Gorgeous Grunge, Off The Grid

Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette; Stampin’ Write Markers- Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana

Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, retired Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Designer Frames Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder,  Sponge Dauber, Pearls, retired 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by- if you have the opportunity to visit again tomorrow,  I will be posting my design for the new SU-Only Challenge!!   Hope you have a safe and wonderful New Year!!


Beth Beard said...

Very pretty Julie and very peaceful for a sympathy card. Well done! I'm so glad you enjoy playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts! We love having you join us. We actually have 2 sketch challenges & 2 color challenges every month. I hope you play along with us again. Happy New Year!

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks for the sweet comment and clarification Beth! I updated my post- I truly do love all of your challenges and look forward to playing in the New Year!! Thanks again for taking the time to comment- have a wonderful New Year as well!!

Peggy Noe said...

Julie this card is so pretty. I'd never thought about the Notable Notions stamp but have see you use it several times now and it always adds so much to your cards! And thank you for the detailed instructions. Thank you for joining us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

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