Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pure Delight

Can you believe it is already March?  Well, that means it is time for a new Sketch Challenge at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.  I really like sketch challenges because I love to see all the fantastic ideas everyone comes up with!  They are always sooo amazing!!   I can’t wait to see what you do with this:

It is a fun, easy sketch so I hope everyone will pull out their papers and stamps (SNS only) and get creative.  Don’t forget to go to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog to get all the details and requirements and leave a direct link to your card with Mr. Linky.

Now for a little inspiration.  I really wanted to use this image, Palm Hammock, which is included in SNS’ new Surfin’ Woody set.  I was digging through my massive amount of papers and found these two fun designer papers that I have had for a long time.  Perfect!!  To create the two sides, I have found it easier to cut both sheets at the same time so they line up better.  First I cut a rectangle the size I wanted for my card front and then I cut the diagonal on both, at the same time, too.  This provides me with perfectly matched triangles from each paper, plus an extra set for a 2nd card.

I stamped and heat embossed the image, using VersaMark ink and Cerulean Embossing Powder, on Clear Embossable Acetate.  I colored from the back and added Hit the Beach Embossing Powder.  This is layered on a slightly larger piece of Sticker Paper, the edges covered with Blue Lightning Glitter, and then popped up in the center of the card with squares of foam tape.  See – fun and easy!!  For more details on this card, visit Sparkle N Sprinkle here.  For more inspiration from some of my fellow designers, head over to the SNS blog.

Ok, I do have a little tip for everyone.  Do NOT leave your embossing powders open next to an open glitter that is similar color.  After adding the embossing powder behind my image I accidently poured my Hit the Beach embossing powder into my lovely Florida Beach Glitter. Grrrr!  I tried to pour it back off and saved everything in a little bag to play with later but alas I think I just made it worse.  Guess I will be getting some new glitter.

Have a sparkling day!

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
All Sorts Challenge Week 143 – Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #143 – Another Dimension
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #128 – Variegated Colors (variety of bright colors)
Paper Play Challenges Week 9 – Something Old, Something New (New Stamps and Embossing Powder/Old Paper and Die)
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #110 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes


Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Such a sparkly and beautifully colored card, with this sketch, Marie! You are so right about the background DPs. Perfect in every way! Wish you were here to enjoy the palm tree relaxation. You deserve a vacation!

Sandra H said...

Beautiful and a great sketch Marie:)

Joy said...

So summery and fun.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

I Don't Do Straight said...

Gorgeous card...... Love the image and your colouring is FAB!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges :)

Traci M said...

What a fun summery card...your image looks like a smile to me! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

Céline said...

fab card, wishing holidays
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Mary Lou said...

OOooo wow this is a Delightful card~~Take me away to this :) Well done!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!

Karen said...

Oh What a beautiful Card, Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)

Mommykins said...

I love all of these cards. I'll admit that I expecially like the pirate ship. I wish I'd seen this before I did my grandson's birthday card!