Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge # 137



I LOVE this sketch. Stamping 411 had an awesome challenge this weekend. I made two cards that I have taken pictures of and I have another one on my stamp table awaiting assembly. Thanks for the awesome sketch!
I inked the tree with old olive and soft suede markers and decided to use a second generation stamping of it on the inside of the card. I like how not re-inking the stamp leaves a much softer look. I also stamped a phrase in soft suede. This card is a sympathy card for the family of a high school friend. He recently died of cancer and I found out Friday night so this sketch got used as my sympathy card mojo.




My second card using this sketch I took Saturday to my demo. She was having a class at her house and I thought she would enjoy a card to thank her for being such a great demo (I have known her for probably 10 years she is SO awesome). I wanted to decorate the inside of the card so i used the same stamp as I had on the front, but instead of inking it white, I inked it bermuda bay and I stamped it off so the inside image would be softer.I also like how rich razzelberry and bermuda bay go together. I also made this card into an easel style card. I must say I have figured out for myself why so many of the people making these style cards make them square...so that the front will stand up more (a very DUH! moment).

10 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Your cards are lovely! I just got the set you used for the sympathy card - I see it works perfectly with this sketch!

gbarron56 said...

so serene and beautiful. Perfect for a sympathy card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators this week! Blessings, Gretchen -- www.gretchenbarron.typepad.com

Robin Merriman said...

Boy, you really made that sketch work for you! Both of your cards are beautiful. I love how you did the inside of the sympathy card - I agree, the 2nd gen. is so nice and soft.
Thanks so much for playing along this week!

rubberstampinzone said...

perfect cards. It's too bad we need sympathy cards But yours will sure warm the heart. Love what you've done.

Patti Chesky said...

Beautiful card!!! Sympathy cards are often so challenging to make. Yours is serene and comforting!! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

Selene Kempton said...

These are gorgeous!!! Your demo will be so excited to get that card! fantastic job!!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Just beautiful!!!! I love them both.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love both your cards but really like the easel card!! Too cool!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at the Stamping 411 Blog!!

Connie said...

Both your cards are wonderful! Love the easel one especially! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!

Debbie said...

Two wonderful cards, your Sympathy card is beautiful and I love the rich colours on your easel card. Debbie x