Archive for April, 2011

Clean and Simple have a new sketch Challenge for this week.  I started with a base card made from Early Espresso cardstock.  I then adhered a piece of  Very Vanilla cardstock to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and finished off with some Early Espresso Satin ribbon.  I adhered this ensemble to the base card and then added a layer of embossed Early Espresso cardstock.  Then with a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the cupcake stand from the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set.  Using a blender pen, I coloured in the icing, the cherries and the stand.  I then adhered the stamped Very Vanilla cardstock to the base card.  To finish off the card, I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Well Scripted stamp set.  I punched out the sentiment using the decorative label punch and then punched out an Early Espresso label, which I cut in half and adhered it behind the stamped label.  I adhered the label using foam pads.

Stamps:  Well Scripted, Crazy for Cupcakes

Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Swiss Dot Embossing folder, Blender pen, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Foam Pads 

 I also used this sketch as a base to make another card for the Just Add Ink Challenge.


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I decided to combine two Challenges today.  Just Add Ink are asking for a project made in the colours of your favourite Chocolate.  At this time of year my favourite Chocolates are small Cadbury Easter Eggs :).  They come in various colours so I picked a small green one for my inspiration.  The other Challenge I am participating in, is one from the girls at Double Dutch.  They are asking for participants to create an Easter basket.  For these Challenges, I started with a Whisper White template of the Sweetie Pouch that is on the Waltzing Mouse Stamps site.  I then cut out a copy of the template( without the base) using Cottage Wall DSP.  I adhered the DSP to the outside of the Whisper White Template.  Using the Scallop Trim Border Punch, I trimmed the top edges of the pouch.  To make the pouch I then adhered the edges  of the  base together with Double Sided Tape as well as adhering the front of the pouch.  I then punched out a series of  different sized Scallop Circles and  I stamped the words ‘For You’ from the Basic Phrase stamp set using Pear Pizzaz ink.  I punched out the sentiment using the 1 3/8″ inch Circle Punch.  I adhered the scallop circles and the circle together and finished it off with adding Dazzling Diamonds, a small heart and small punched out circles from the Owl Punch.  I added the sentiment to the pouch using foam pads.  I then filled the pouch with mini easter eggs and finished off with come cellophane and Old Olive Satin Ribbon.  I then decided to make a card to go with the pouch, because what is a gift without a card :).

Sorry my photos are not better.  I will have to take them again in the morning as the flash seems to have flashed out the colours.

Stamps:  Basic Phrases

Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Cottage Wall DSP (retired)
Ink:  Pear Pizzaz
Accessories: Large Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch,1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Owl Punch, Heart Punch, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Cellophane, Dazzling Diamonds, Foam Pads 

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