Hey yall...here I am!! I feel like I'm running in at the last second to show you my Sketch for You to Try today. I tell you what, this one almost got the best of me, but I fought the sketch and I won! *whew*
I don't know if it was the circles (yes, I think it was the circles), or the color palette I had chosen, but I have seriously been working on this card since 9:00 this morning. After the idea hit me to use chipboard, it all came together quite nicely. So enough with all this yapping....here's my card!
When I saw Jen's sketch for this week, I immediately thought of this stamp from the Beautiful You set from Verve. (Speaking of, it's on special during the month of October...click the link to see!) I started by stamping the Dr. Seuss quote in Brilliance Black on Pink Pirouette cardstock, then cut it out and embossed it with my Circle Nesties. I added a few layers, making the back layer Pretty in Pink. Love how these 2 look together.
Then I punched 2 Pretty in Pink circles out, then layered them with Black. The little flowers are chipboard from Basic Grey I got at Recollections (sniff) a very long time ago. I painted them with white acrylic paint, then covered them with Diamond Glaze for dimension and shine. Then I turned them into little buttons by punching 2 holes with my Cropadile and adding some darker pink grosgrain. I painted the bracket with pink paint and then stamped the polka dot background from Behind the Scenes (also on SALE!) in Brilliance Black. It needed some shine, too, so I covered it with Diamond Glaze also.
See? I obviously got caught up in a bunch of little details in this card. But I do really like it (thank goodness)! It was touch and go for a while....
Make sure you check out Jen's & Nancy's cards on Jen's blog, (Nancy even has another sample on her blog!), as well as the fabulous designs from Amy R., Amy S., Carole, and Susan.
I'm off to take a nap (all that stamping wears a girl out!), then to a wedding tonight. Hope you have a wonderful day!