Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 188-Reel Great

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! I combined the sketch with this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS ocean themed trend watch challenge.

I used some striped patterned paper and a strip of border punched vellum to make a watery background.  I stamped the fishing rod from the My Guy set on the patterned paper, just above the vellum.  The fish image was stamped on a scrap of white cardstock, colored with Spectrum Noir markers and cut out, then adhered to the end of the rod with dimensional dots.  I stamped the "you're reel great" sentiment along the bottom of the panel over the vellum.

The ocean panel is arranged over a contrasting yellow cardstock panel with a strip of orange cardstock across it.  The orange cardstock is wrapped with orange twine to add some texture.  I added a button tied with the same twine at the bottom corner of the image panel.  The pieces are set on a patterned paper panel that has the same orange, yellow, and blue as the rest of the card.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Dana White

Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put--taking the week off
Melissa Hubert--taking the week off
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papersPaper Smooches My Guy stamp set, Crafter's Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers (GB3, OR1), My Mind's Eye Collectable "Notable" 6x6 paper pad, Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Edges One die, Hemptique Spring Bloom 2 twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Turquoise Sea cardstock (Gina K Designs); Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Pumpkin Pie cardstock (Stampin' Up!); white vellum (The Paper Company); Boundary Waters border punch (Fiskars); yellow button (Michaels)


  1. Sooo summery and sweet, Lori. Love it.

  2. What a super cute card. Love the fun colors and the cute fish! Fun, fun, fun!

  3. This is adorable !!! :)) :))

  4. Hi Lori! Love your adorable card the fish with the reel is adorable and I love the colors you used!! It is just adorable!!! Hope you have a great Sunday!

  5. So fantastic for summer! Love the color combo and the popped up little fish, he's so fun!

  6. The vellum waves are subtle but perfect! What a fun card!

  7. This is adorable! I love the vellum.

  8. This is cute, cute, cute!! Girl I was dying as I read your emails this morning. I'm so glad you were able to get your blog back online. I think they would have had to lock me up in a padded room if that happened. Not cool. The colors you used are perfect for this little cutie!

  9. I love the bright sunny colors you used!!!! And the fishy is just so cute :D Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!

  10. This is SO super cute Lori! I LOVE these stamps...I think I may need them! LOL!!

  11. SUPER fun papers and colors for this card-- LOVE that twine and the vellum!!! I love that the fish has been hooked! Great job, Lori:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS TW Ocean challenge!!! I hope you will try our sketch challenge this week <3

  12. So stinkin' cute! LOVE the bright happy colors! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

  13. What a great image for this sketch!!

  14. What a fun card and take on the sketch! I love the colors and the yellow button. Thanks for the inspiration.


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