September 27, 2009

sweet sunday sketch challenge #37

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 10 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 10 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 SSSC37 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

The team got me thinking about Christmas last week and now I'm starting to get some Christmas cards done. I pulled out my old set, City of David for this one. It's one of my all-time favorite Christmas sets, so I don't see myself selling it anytime soon. I stamped the city in Not Quite Navy craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I cut out an oval template with the oval Coluzzle and then sponged Not Quite Navy ink over the top of the image.

The Sweet Sunday Stampers also have samples to show you today, so don't forget to stop on by to see:

Jennifer Tapler
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Nancy Riley
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick

Now it's your turn! Have fun!

recipe -
stamps: city of david, linen background
paper: kraft, not quite navy, bravo burgundy, naturals vanilla card stock
ink: not quite navy craft, creamy caramel
accessories: coluzzle, clear embossing powder, elementary ribbon originals, stampin' dimensionals


  1. Wooo Hooo!! All right angles this week!! LOL! :-) Awesome sketch girl!! Definitely one I'll be using again and again!! And your sample is perfect - love the elegant simplicity of it!!

  2. Great sketch with endless possibilities! I love your card, Karen! That ribbon is GORGEOUS!!!

  3. Karen this is GORGEOUS. And WHAT NO DSP!!!!! Surely you are not feeling your normal self!!! hahaha. Just Kidding!!! This is just gorgeous... simple, elegant and beautiful and that BOW!!!! Well that is just AWESOME!!!

    xx Sarah

  4. Love this card! I sooo wish I had got that set! Love your big bow!!!

  5. Hi there! I just found your blog this week and I just LOVE SKETCHES! Yours are fab! Thanks for the inspiration and I love all your cards!

  6. Karen your card is beautiful! The way you took the square shape from the sketch and created an oval frame with the sponging looks wonderful! Your bow is knock out too!

  7. super sketch! love all the dt cards too!

  8. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration on this Sunday Afternoon!

  9. Awesome sketch and great sample!!! I had time to make TWO...yippee!

  10. Beautiful Karen! Love the image in the oval. Wonderful masking and your colours are gorgeous!

  11. Thanks so much Karen, loved this sketch.

  12. Karen, you rock! Your sketches each week are awesome! Thanks for sharing your gift with the rest of us.

  13. Karen, lovely sketch again as usual, love your little town of bethlihem stamp!

  14. Fun sketch. I hope you like it.

  15. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for a fabulous sketch! I love your gorgeous card, City of David is one of my favorite Christmas sets! Great inspiration from all the team.

  16. Loved the sketch. Simple but fun. I look forward to taking part again

  17. I am glad I found your blog.
    Love it and your sketch!!!
    I changed it just a bit to fit my snowflakes, sorry.
    I will be back for more (hee, hee)

  18. I have entered your challenge, have posted my link onto Mr Linky and also put it on here so you can see it directly as well.
    You can see my card HERE
    Thank you
    Karen xx

  19. I know I'm too late for the contest but wanted to thank you for a nice sketch. It came in handy today when I needed it:

  20. I did a card made using your sketch, but I didn't get it done in time for the drawing. i hope you are well and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  21. I am late too, but still enjoyed the heck out of the sketch! Thanks!

  22. I'm obviously late - sorry, thought I'd got today as well to do it - anyway, my card is here x