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Thursday, October 11, 2012

adventure with a versatile sketch

Fab Friday had the best sketch last week - I knew right away it would be really versatile - but for some reason, I didn't get around to putting it to work until last night, and then I missed the link-up deadline.  But, really, isn't it great:

I used it for a whole batch of cards.  This one came together in a jiffy when I saw the top line of the tic-tac-toe challenge at Shopping Our Stash, since gingerbread boys just *have* to be embossed on Kraft and have brad buttons:
stamp sets - Scentsational Season, More Merry Messages; ink - Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip; Stampin' Write marker - Cherry Cobbler; card stock -Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, designer series paper - Festival of Prints; punches - 1-1/4" square, Modern Label; Big Shot with Labels and Holiday Collection framelits, 3/16" Brights Brads, Sugar & Spice scented Stampin' Emboss powder, Stampin' Dimensionals   
Having been inspired by the current Less is More colour challenge of a touch of silver somewhere, this one didn't take much more than a jiffy:
stamp set - Delightful Dozen; ink - Versamark; Silver Stampin' Emboss powder; card stock - Brushed Silver, Midnight Muse; Big Shot with Labels Collection framelits, 5/8" Whisper White organza ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
This next one took quite a bit more time, but only because the Jingle Belles challenge this week is pink.  It's in honor of a great cause, Breast Cancer Awareness, but pink is just difficult for me.  While I was pondering it and working on insides and envelopes for the dozen or so cards I needed to file away, I noticed this cute little reindeer on the Snow Festival designer series paper I just opened:
stamp set - More Merry Messages; ink - Primrose Petals; card stock - Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple; designer series paper - Snow Festival; punch - Decorative Label; 3/8" stitched satin ribbon - Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple; Big Shot with Hearts Collection framelits and Vintage Wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder; Stampin' Dimensionals
The Decorative Label punch is punched twice to get the unique shape under the sentiment.  I'm sure I saw it on Pinterest, but now I can't find the pin - maybe I just remembered it instead of pinning it?  That sort of misses the point, doesn't it?
For the last card, I was thinking that I really need a few more masculine birthday cards, but this one seems a little juvenile, so I'll just have to go back to the crafting table and get back to work:
stamp set - Bring On the Cake; ink - Pool Party, Riding Hood Red; card stock - Pool Party, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla; designer series paper - Storytime; punches - 1-1/4" square, 2-1/2" circle, Cupcake Builder; Stampin; Dimensionals, Stamping sponges


Mandi said...

Terrific card for LiM Kathe
All the other examples are super too, seems you loved that sketch, its FAB

Thanks very much

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW, WOW, WOW, miss kathe! FOUR versions of the same sketch and yet each one is amazing and completely different--but equally lovely!!! i have to tell you that based on that gorgeous reindeer card there is NO ONE in the world who is going to believe your claim that pink is HARD for you... what a lovely and totally fun card!!! and again i say ♥WOW♥... times 4!!! :)

SmilynStef said...

Love all of the versions of this great sketch ... and that ornament-adorned reindeer is fantastic ... so glad you went pink for the cure with us at jingle belles.

Carla said...

Ohhh what a great collection of cards! I love the gingerbread one especially! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Kathe! What a great set of cards! Glad you could join in our challenge this week at SOS with that adorable little gingerbread man! He's so cute!

Linda said...

These cards are all great! Good idea getting a head start on teh christmas rush!

Thank you so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

*crafty hugs*