Feelin' Sketchy

Sketch challenges are one of my favorite things to do. Sketches are just so great when you just want to stamp for the joy of stamping and don't want to get bogged down with coming up with the next great thing to take the stamping world by storm. LOL! (As if my layouts would ever take anything but my craft room by storm!)

Anyhow, this fabulous sketch is Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #14 and I just loved it. I'm just happy as a lark when I can add tons of layers and dimensions to my cards - and this layout was perfect for that. All the patterned paper is from the Carnival line of Crate Paper and is matted on Only Orange (or Pumpkin Pie - I can't remember which I decided after I had the great debate over which to choose - and the card is already off in the mail. Hooray for me - I've been sending my cards out!) Anyway, back to the card - I think it's Only Orange. I stamped one of the solid flowers from Fancy Florals on Pearlized White Paper Accents paper in Tempting Turquoise (stamped off on scratch paper once to soften it a bit) and then stamped over the top with the Happy Birthday sentiment.

The circle is made with my Creative Memories Circle Cutting System and matted with an Extra Jumbo Scallop Circle Punch. I then stamped two of the stamps Fancy Florals on patterned paper, cut them out and layered them in the circle with a Bazzill ocean splash brad. The little orange tabs are made by layering a small and large Stampin' Up! oval punch and then lining it up on an angle with the corners of the panels and snipping off the excess. I finished off the card with a May Arts wrinkled ribbon, lots of paper piercing, and some dots with my White Glaze Pen.

Stamps: Fancy Florals (Verve Visual)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange (SU!)
Paper: Carnival Collection (Crate Paper), Pearlized White Cardstock (Paper Accents), Only Orange (SU!)
Accessories: Small and Large Oval Punch (SU!), Circle cutting system (Creative Memories), Extra Jumbo Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy Uchida), Paper Piercer (Making Memories), Ribbon (May Arts), Brad (Bazzill), White Glaze Pen (Sakura), Bloom Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

24 comments

  1. Wow - that's gorgeous, love the colours, the stamping - everything!

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  2. Beautiful card, Julee. I love the colours. Putting the pattern paper through the c.b. looks good too.

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  3. This really beautiful - the colors. the texture - the whole thing!

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  4. This is such a cute card, and I totally agree with what you said about the sketch! It simplifies everything!

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  5. Julee, your card is stunning!!!! Love the colors, the layers and of course your new set!
    Hugs!!!

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  6. There is so much here to look at, I don't know where to begin! You rocked this sketch Julee, and those colors are the best.

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  7. I love following sketches makes it so easy. Lovely card. Great colors and love the cuttlebug texture as the background. :)

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  8. Awesome job, girlie girl!! Love those luscious papers....the colour combo is fab!!

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  9. I love love love it!!! You sooo rock!

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  10. Love this card! All the colors and layers and the embossed background panel. . . fabulous!

    When is the next Verve release? I'd like to get my hands on these flowers.

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  11. Ohhhh my favorite...blues and oranges! Great card!

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  12. Gorgeous card! Love the colors on this!!

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  13. Beautiful work, again. I love your style. And yes, I'll be there tonight on Papertrey to go nuts!

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  14. This is so beautiful, Julee!! I love it!

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  15. Love the orange! Glad your layout turned out better than mine! LOL

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  16. Girl, I think I'm needing that stamp set!

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  17. Stunning!! As usual, you're awesome!

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  18. I love this card! It's really beautiful!

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  19. mmmmmmm, 2 ORANGE cards in a row?? I just love what you do with my FAV color!! cute cute!

    squirrellyshirley

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  20. wow so many layers it gives the card such great dimension. love the colors.

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  21. Holy, freakin' cool! I love the flowers, cut from designer paper, in the scalloped circle. YOU ROCK!

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