Stampin' Celebration ~ Sketch

Time for the mid-month sketch at Stampin' Celebration.  It's another great one that can be used so many ways.

There are so many possibilities with this sketch!  What will you do with it?  Here is how I used it.

The flower was too plain on its own, but when I used patterned paper I didn't like it, so I decided to "gild the lily".  My friend, Shea, gave me the idea in one of her tutorials on StampNation.

First I punched out my flower, then dipped the edges into my Versamark ink pad.  Next, I sprinkled gold embossing powder over the flower and heat set it with my heat tool.  The center of the flower is another punched flower from the bitty punch pack that has been covered with Crystal Effects. While I had the CE out I added little drops of  "dew" or "raindrops" on the petals and leaves.

You can barely see it, but on the inside of the card I added a thin strip of the same pattern paper I used on the front.  There is also another flower that is hidden from view.  ;)

Need more tips and ideas for using patterned paper? Last week a new classroom opened up at StampNation for using patterned paper.  I added a tutorial to the Patterned Paper Classroom that gives you tips and ideas for using sketches with your pretty paper, and that is just one of the lessons available to all members.

Supplies Used
Paper: Lost & Found Blush (My Mind's Eye), Rose Red (SU), Whisper White (SU)
Stamps: Really Good Greetings (SU)
Misc: Gold Embossing Powder (SU), Labels 18 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Leafy Branch (Savvy Dies), Petite Petals Punch (SU), Punch Pack (SU),


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I would probably have not even realized the flower needed dressing. =)

Robin K. said...

Lovin' the gold!! Beautiful card!