Saturday, February 20, 2010

Two Cards for One Sketch


It is Sweet Stop time once again! If you are waiting for my hilarious-unless-you-actually-to-do-go-through-it story of my trip down to Florida with my kids and sister, I am going to make you wait a little bit longer. I don't want make this post too long...but I promise to share it soon! I am sure you will all be waiting with baited breath!

So this week's sketch challenge, Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #44, has a slight twist...flowers! You can have flowers on the card anywhere and in any size, just as long as there is a flower somewhere! I decided to make my four squares into one picture...kind of a mosaic picture thing. I stamped the image from the Summer by the Sea set from Stampin' Up! in Brilliance Graphite Black ink on watercolor paper. I watercolored the image getting my colors from the patterned paper underneath. My mosaic picture was mounted on black cardstock. All of that is popped up on my patterned paper. The last touch was some pink half pearl stickers. I kept it pretty simple.

But the layout (minus the flower part) made me really think of a masculine card, so I went for it. Once again the card is kept simple...which works even better for a masculine card. I stamped a few circles from the Circle Circus stamp set randomly and then cut it up into squares. The greeting, from Seeing Stars by Verve Stamps, was stamped on a square in Night of Navy ink. Each square was mounted on Sahara Sand and then all of the squares are on Really Rust. The Night of Navy patterned paper is from the Stampin' Up! Hostess patterned paper pack. The last touch was pewter brads in the corner of the stamped squares.

Now you need to check out the other Sugar Babies' creations: Ann, Audrey, Candace, Jodi, Julie, Lisa, Nancy, Nicole, Renata, and the Sugar Mama, Korin. Better yet make a card with the sketch (don't forget the twist) and link it to the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog! Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details - Female Card
Stamps - Summer by the Sea (SU!); Paper - Pink Passion, Basic Black (SU!), Sunshine Pad (Me & My Big Ideas), watercolor paper; Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black, Glorious Green, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, Real Red, Bashful Blue; Accessories - Aquabrush, Pink Half Pearl Stickers (Oriental Trading), dimensionals

The Engineering Details - Male Card
Stamps - Circle Circus (SU!), Seeing Stars (Verve Stamps); Paper - Bordering Blue, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Night of Navy Pattern Paper (SU!); Ink - Bordering Blue, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy; Accessories - Pewter Brads, dimensionals

6 comments:

ottersln said...

Both of these are great cards! I love the watercolor you did. That is one of my FAV Stampin Up stamp sets of all times. I can always use some idea's for masculine cards - thanks for sharing.

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

I love the sentiments on both of these cards! Thanks for sharing!

Crafty Creations said...

cool..can't wait to play when i get back in town. love the first card with the split up image. i dont think i've done one of those!
maria

Candace said...

You've inspired me to make a masculine card with this sketch, now! I love both of your cards, and I love how you created a scene/mosaic with the squares in the first one. Have a great weekend! :)

Anita said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you showed 2 cards with the same sketch.

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful - I've always loved that stamp and this is just a beautiful way to use the sketch! Great cards! :)

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