Saturday, July 4, 2015

Blackberry Sky Birthday

Happy Independence Day, all!  I didn't think I would find time to make a card today, but with the scorching weather taking temps to the high 90's, we opted not to attend the outdoor Blues Festival in downtown Portland today.  There's not much shade there and it just didn't seem like a smart thing to do.  As a result, I spent a couple hours in my craft room this afternoon and created a card for CAS(E) this Sketch.

I chose to use one of my favorite color combinations, Blackberry Bliss and Soft Sky.  The flower was inked up in the lighter color and the sentiment stamped over the lower edge.  I had a couple previous attempts but for whatever reason could not get the sentiment straight, even with a Stampamajig (so irritating!) but finally everything came together.  Then.  I picked it up and had a bit of ink on my finger which ended up creating a small smear on the panel.  Arrggghh!  Fortunately it was in a spot that could be strategically covered with an embellishment (which I planned to use anyway), so three times ended up being the charm!

The edge of the top panel edge was cut with the Large Scallop Edgelit, and layered on offset scallops in Blackberry.  The card base of Whisper White was topped with a piece of long retired Soft Sky designer series paper before adhering the top panel.

I loved using this sketch (even though I was stamping challenged using it today LOL!), it's one of those with so many possibilities, which you can see if you use the link above and check out the awesome design team inspiration.  As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Have a safe and fun holiday and remainder of your weekend!



Product details:
Stamps:  Definitely Dahlia, Happy Birthday, Everyone!
Paper:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky dsp
Ink:  Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss
Other:  Metal Rimmed Pearl, Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, Large Scallop edgelit


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I love that floral image! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Hannelie said...

So classy and elegant Stef!
Thanks for using our sketch in such a beautiful way!