Feb 26, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 153

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Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close in two weeks, next Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC153 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

WANT TO BE A GUEST Sweet Sunday Stamper?  I'll be picking my favorite card or project after each challenge and that winner will have a special guest spot as a designer on a future Sweet Sunday Challenge.  I'm SO excited about this!  You can enter as many different cards as you'd like before the following Friday deadline, so get stampy!

I will be announcing the next Guest Sweet Sunday Stamper later this week, so be sure to check back to see if you will be joining the design team for SSS154!





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Today I made a card using Friendship Blooms from Taylored Expressions.  I'm very much ready for spring to arrive and add a little color to our dry, brown, dusty surroundings.  I started by stamping the stems in Olive Pastel chalk ink and then stamped the sentiment right over the top of it in Memento Tuxedo Black.  That's it for the stamping on this one.  The rest of the details are all from Taylored Dies.  The three blossoms are Friendship Blooms Dies and then I layered the Small Scallop Border, Picket Fence, and Leafy Branch dies underneath the main image.


Here is a close-up of the layered flowers.  I added a button in each center.  The papers are the new Miss Caroline Dolled Up 6x6 paper pack from My Mind's Eye.

The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:
Here are the Taylored Dies I used for this card:


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: friendship blooms (taylored expressions)
paper: lagoon (bazzill), flamingo (bazzill), kraft, choice snow white (taylored expressions) cardstock, miss caroline dolled up 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black, colorbox olive pastel
accessories: neutrals buttons (su!), pearl pearls (kaisercraft), taylored dies: leafy branch, picket fence, small scallop border, butterflies & friendship blooms, white cotton thread, sewing machine, thread, foam tape

25 comments:

Lisa Lynn said...

Karen, Your card is adorable. Love all the die cuts and the stitching.

Mary J said...

Really gorgeous Karen - bring on the Spring!

Feikje said...

What a beautifull card! The flowers are very nice! I can feel the spring all ready :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Karen, your card is just beautiful. Love this weeks sketch and can't wait to play along.

Lisa said...

Delightful spring card and a fun new sketch!

Leslie said...

This is a perfect burst of spring card - nice and bright, just lovely! I love that you used almost all dies and that paper is gorgeous!! Lovely!!

Dana White said...

What a perfect spring card. Love the buttons for the centre of the flowers

Vicki B. said...

Love this card Karen, so springy!!!

Lynn Put said...

This is beautiful Karen! Springy, fresh and flowery! I love it!

marthacreates said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the card.

Marisa said...

This just screams Spring!! LOVE it! Great sketch too :)

Karen Motz said...

So sweet Karen!!! Love the polka dot flowers and leaves and the tiny pearls on the butterfly!!

Shannon White said...

Oh this is Soo Pretty and Springy Miss Karen! Love the Cheery dp's you chose and all the fun die cut elements! And your Sketch is just Awesome! Hope I fid time to play along again! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Sunday to you!
Shannon

Christine Blain said...

Just adorable!! Karen, I love the soft colours you've used against the kraft backdrop. The little picket fence is such a cute touch; you've created a sweet, sweet scene. Love it!

Crafty Cath said...

Oh - Im always in awe of all the layers you use! This card screams spring and with the snowless winter we've had...I'm ready for it! Thanks again for having me as Guest Designer. I love your sketches and was so thrilled to play along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Stampers.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! LOVE all the dimension on the flowers and the soft colors!

Heidi Brawley said...

LOVE your card!! Love the sketch too!
Hugs, Heidi

Michele F. said...

What a happy adorable card. Your sketches always pull me out of a slump! Glad I could play along!! :-)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a darling sample! Thanks for the inspiration and fun sketch to play with :)

Kim O'Connell said...

Kaaaaaaaaaaaa-reeeeeeeeeeen! :)

Michele K. said...

I absolutely LOVE this card, Karen! Been back to visit it several times this week. As always, thanks for the challenge. Your sketches really keep my creative juices glowing. :)

Michele K. said...

"flowing" but glowing is good too :)

Michele K. said...

"flowing" but glowing is good too :)

Michele K. said...

I absolutely LOVE this card, Karen! Been back to visit it several times this week. As always, thanks for the challenge. Your sketches really keep my creative juices glowing. :)

Michele K. said...

I absolutely LOVE this card, Karen! Been back to visit it several times this week. As always, thanks for the challenge. Your sketches really keep my creative juices glowing. :)