June 7, 2009

sweet sunday sketch challenge #21

Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use Mr. Linky down at the end of my post to enter your card. On Thursday at 2 PM (Mountain Time), I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog. So, as long as your card is linked in the Mr. Linky box by 2 PM Thursday, your card will be in the drawing. 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 SSSC21 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

I need to get a few more Father's Day cards made and I thought this week's sketch could make a great masculine card and I just love the clean and simple look of it! I used more of the amazing paper from the Father's Day Key Ingredients along with a stamp from Boys Will Be Boys. I colored it with Copics and Stampin' Write Markers. To add a little something extra, I pierced around the square grid with the piercing template and added a little loop of twill under the main image panel. Now just who will be the lucky dad to get this one?

Your turn! Feel free to add more layers and embellishments - can't wait to see what you all come up with this week.


recipe -
stamps: boys will be boys (taylored expressions)
ink: memento rich cocoa, copic markers, close to cocoa stampin' write marker
paper: tawny medium & blush red dark prism cardstock, choice buttercream cardstock, lil' man patterned paper (cosmo cricket) {all part of Father's Day Key Ingredients}
accessories: red twill, stampin' dimensionals


  1. I only found this blog this morning so I couldnt not enter something for such a great challenge

    Here is my card

  2. Great sketch! Your sketches are one of my favorites. I did do a card for lasts weeks but couldn't show it yet...darn it! I will definitely have to try this weeks and already have an idea! Woot! :o)

  3. Karen- this sketch is meant to be for me today!! Just yesterday, I purchased a 1 inch and 1 1/4 inch square punch (can you believe i didn't have them before?)

    After I make breakfast and get my husband out the door for work, I'm going to take the challenge!

  4. Karen, this is such a wonderful card! I've been creating a lot of those 'tag' ribbons lately. The last Father Birthday Card I made used squares. I can't wait to start working on my card for this sketch.

  5. Hi! Greetings from Finland, north of Europe. Here is my card.

  6. Loved this sketch, Karen! Thanks for the inspiration!


  7. Love your sketches. Mine is up on Mr. Linky.

  8. Such a CUTE sketch, Karen! Hope I have time to play with it. I think it'll be great for some masculine cards I need to make.

  9. Fabulous sketch, fit right in with a quilting challenge!

  10. Love the challenge this week Karen - so much so I made two cards (they are both posted in the same post).


  11. I added my card to Mr Linky. It's my first time making something for one of your sketch challenges, even though I've been following your blog for awhile! Hope you like it!!

  12. Is Mr Linky down again? I can't seem to see it, so here is my card:


    I'll check back later to see if it's back up and running.

  13. Cute masculine card! I need to get busy on one of these for Father's Day... Thanks for another fun challenge!

  14. I am a first timer..

    Thanks for a great challenge sketch.. I really enjoyed it.. I will keep this sketch on file for sure...


  15. Loved this challenge as I really love working with my punches and DSP. Thanks Karen

  16. Thanks for the great challenge. I had fun playing.

    I posted with Mr. Linky - here's my address just in case...


  17. Oh, Karen, I love this sketch!! I hate throwing away DP and this helps me enjoy all those little pieces :) Well done! p.s. Am loving your cards with the new Verve stamps....lucky girl!!

  18. Great sketch. I know I'm late for the drawing, but still want to share my card.
    Cat’s Creation

  19. It's never too late to play...right? :)

  20. Hi everyone ... I'm with Karen ... never too late to play!!!
    Stampin' Hugs, Andrea
    (Will be posted on my blog on Jul 30)