Saturday, January 8, 2022

Sketch Challenge

 Hello friends! I am taking part in another Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop today. This is the first one for 2022 and I am excited to do all of them this year (fingers crossed!).

This month's inspiration is a sketch challenge. There are 28 of us taking part this month so it will be fun to see how everyone interprets the challenge. Here is the sketch of what we were to use to create our cards.

Here a picture of the card I created.

I wanted to use the Heart & Home DSP so that is how I came up with the colours I used. I started with the piece of DSP and matted it with a piece of Garden Green cardstock.

Next I embossed a piece of Basic White cardstock  using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I wrapped a piece of Pale Papaya and White Woven Ribbon around the embossed cardstock along the left edge and secured it at the back using scotch tape. For my scalloped piece, I used the scalloped die from the Penned Flowers Dies set and cut it from some Garden Green cardstock. I attached this at the bottom edge of the embossed cardstock using Tombo multipurpose adhesive. I then attached this embossed piece to a Pale Papaya card base. I attached the DSP piece to the card front using dimensionals.

I stamped my sentiment from the Blessings of Home stamp using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock. The whole stamp actually says "Thank You for inspiring me" but I only wanted the Thank You portion of the stamp. Rather than cut my stamp up, I used a masking technique. I placed a piece of tape across the lower part of the stamp that I didn't want and inked up the stamp. I removed the tape and stamped the image onto my cardstock. It is very important to remember to remove the tape before stamping or you will end up with your image and a big blob where the tape picked up the ink. I have done this and it is not fun! I used a die from the Ornate Frames Dies set to cut out my sentiment. I added this to the DSP piece using dimensionals.

What I used for today's card:

Pale Papaya Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Garden Green Cardstock

Heart & Home DSP

Blessings of Home Stamp

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Ornate Frames Dies

Penned Flowers Dies

Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon

Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I think I followed the sketch fairly well. I find that if I am struggling to come up with an idea, a sketch challenge is really helpful to get my mojo back.

Click on the "next blog" button and head on to Cheryl Hamilton's post (no relation).

Stay well and keep creating!




Angie McKenzie  ●  Susan Simpson  ●  Donna Lester

Karen Egan  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Cheryl Hamilton

Leonie Stuart  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Jill Chapman

Sue Allen  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Chris Smith

Jo Blackman  ●  Lorraine Tierney  ●  Marieke Bart

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Kirsty Patrick

Mo Rootes  ●  Judith Patterson  ●  Teri West

Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball