Friday, January 18, 2013

Blogger Challenge: Week 300

This week’s blogger challenge is a sketch challenge. I used the sketch to make a Valentine's Day card in a traditional red and pink color scheme.

The new mini label tag die from Clear and Simple Stamps was the perfect shape for the sketch’s small fancy edged panel. I stamped the red die cut tag with the matching outline image from the Party Elements:  Baby set, then stamped the “love you” sentiment from the Wrap-a-Round set inside it. I adhered the tag to a pink and red striped panel that I machine stitched to a coordinating pink mat. The hole at the top of the tag is covered with a piece of knotted pink satin ribbon.

I used a piece of an elegant damask patterned paper for the two different sized panels on the cardfront. The sketch seems to call for two different papers for these two panels, but I just couldn’t find a combination of two that I liked, so I went with two of the same! After matting the panels on pink cardstock and machine stitching around the edges, I adhered them to a red card base, then layered the panel with the tag on top.

I'll be back tomorrow to share more new goodies from Clear and Simple Stamps . . .

Materials Used:
Party Elements:  Baby and Wrap-a-Round stamp sets, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, Dare to Be a Diva Red and I'm a Princess Pink cardstock, Mini Label Tag die, I'm a Princess Pink satin ribbon  (Clear and Simple Stamps); Love Story 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); Devoted 6x6 paper pad (Carta Bella); sewing machine


  1. Beautiful Valentine, fab use of the sketch, love the papers!

  2. So pretty, Lori! The reds and pink are just wonderful for Valentine's Day!


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