Sketch This

I made this card for the Sketch Challenge over on SCS. After I finished the card a little birdie told me that the a, b, and c on the sketch means you're supposed to use three different papers. (Like, DUH? That makes total sense - but how was I supposed to know that?) Do you ever feel like there are things you're just supposed to know but nobody ever explains? Like what do all those little numbers and letters on the sketch mean? I always thought that different papers were denoted by different shades on the sketch and the numbers were just there so you knew what layer the panel was supposed to be on. I've been stamping on and off for almost 12 years and there is still so much "insider" knowledge on SCS that I just don't get. Am I all alone here?

Anywho - this yummy paper is from the A2Z Essential Sweet Nothing Collection and I pulled it out from the bottom of my stash. I cut up the panels and layered them according to how I interpreted the sketch and then stamped the Rhonna Farrer clear $1 flower stamp four times in Black Stazon on the patterned paper and cut it out. The happy stamp is from Green Grass Stamps and is inked with Chocolate Chip on Shimmer White paper and secured with hodgepodge hardware. Each flower has stickles on the edges and rhinestone flowers I found in the JoAnn's $1 bins (thanks for the tip Cindy!). The final touch is a corner punch dotted with my black Glaze pen and secured with mini brads.

I originally stamped a Michael's $1 stamp on acetate and secured to the 2nd panel, but I didn't like the look so I covered it up with the flower cutouts. LOL! Nothing like flowers to cover up our mistakes! I finished the card off with a red bow and glued to a Chocolate Chip card base.

7 comments

  1. Scheme Shmeem!! (I wonder 'who' I sound like? hee hee) I still love the card, even if I interrupted it differently! Heck if we all did EVERYTHING the same we would only need ONE blog on the net right? LOL!!! Flavor baby! You give us flavor! (((hugs)))

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  2. Beautiful card! I didn't know the numbers meant different papers! I thought they were so we knew how many pieces/layers were in the sketch. So, you're not alone! :)

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  3. Great card...and I am with you, I didn't know the numbers meant different paper just different elements! Oh well, I say do what you want...be a rebel!

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  4. You weren't the only one who used the same paper- I saw many entries with "the same" paper. I thought the sketch was confusing and I had to study it before I started my card.

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  5. julee this card is just gawwwgeous! I love it!

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  6. Gorgeous card Julee! You definately have a way with patterned paper! We all learn something new each day...numbers in the sketches...who knew?

    Linda (LSN on SCS)

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  7. Oh, my goodness. That A to Z paper is fantastic but what you did with it was even better. I love all those flowers clustered together and all the bling. That is one beautiful card. No wonder Cindy picked you as her artist of the month. I will definitely be checking back often. Have a great day!

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