Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 198

I've been busy with family and other design obligations, so I've been absent from the Saturday Sketch Challenges over at Stamping 411 -- and I've missed the latest creations by the Operators!  I'm back this week for the Saturday Sketch Challenge 198.  It's a fabulous sketch and I hope that my card does justice to it!  Because of the watercoloring, this card fills the bill for the Splitcoast Stampers April Creative Crew gallery -- go play along if you haven't already!

Check the sketch out for yourselves and see what you can come up with, too.  By the way, did you all know that Stamping 411 is Stampin' Up! only now?  This is great -- let's promote our favorite products!

This card is done using both sides one sheet from the Nautical Expedition dsp.  I used the peeling wallpaper technique to "show through" the pattern on the left side of the large layer.  The scallop edge on the right and the sentiment are both using the same "ledger" pattern.

Stamps:  The Open Sea, You're a Gem

Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, White, Nautical Expedition dsp

Ink:  Black, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  White gel pen, Metallic brads, Ticket-Corner punch, Modern Label punch,Scallop punch, 1/8" circle punch, White 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Antique brads, sponges, Aquapainter, Dimensionals


Tiffany Bauer said...

I just love this!! Very vintage and right up my alley!!! Love seeing all the new goodies too!!

Kerin said...

This is the perfect masculine card...I love the old world feel of the torn edges. Great job with the sketch!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Such a handsome card. Love it!

Patti Chesky said...

The distressing coordinates perfectly with the theme of the stamp set. Mine is coming tomorrow, and I can't wait to play! Thanks for inspiring us all with your great guy card!

Selene Kempton said...

Wow! this is gorgeous!

Connie said...

Oh, love to see the sample with this set! Love the vintage look!