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I was so excited when Dawn asked me to play along with the gals at Our Creative Corner for her sketch challenge. If you don't already know about Our Creative Corner, you need to check them out because they have the most awesome challenges every week and super talented designers. It's like opening a big ole bag of eye candy checking out their post every Saturday morning! I was truly honored they chose me to play along!

So this week, the challenge is hosted by Dawn and she gave us a ROCKIN' sketch. This was a seriously fun card to make, so be sure to click here to see the sketch and get all the challenge details.

I started my card knowing i wanted to use the flower from Thankful Blossoms in the center. So I stamped the flower two times on Classic Cream cardstock in Rich Cocoa Memento ink. Next I cut out one full flower, and then just the four solid colored petals on the other and sponged both pieces with creamy caramel, close to cocoa and chocolate chip. I popped up the ends of each of the 4 petal flower on pop dots to give it dimension and then secured the two pieces together with a decorative brad. Next I cut and embossed a Baja Breeze circle and matching chocolate chip scalloped mat. I used a copic marker to make a border around the embossed line on the circle for a little darker shade and then put the circle through the Cuttlebug with the D'Vine swirls folder. I put this all on the chocolate scallop circle and added some Liquid pearls to each scallop and set it aside to dry.

Next I pulled out my Creative Memories wavy cutter, dusted it off and cut a wavy piece of vellum cardstock and a bit larger piece of Baja Breeze. I then used my Copic marker to make a darker border on the baja breeze that sticks out behind the vellum overlay. I stamped the smaller flower from Thankful blossoms randomly on the vellum piece. This is glued on top of a piece of classic cream that was embossed with swirls and sponged with caramel, cocoa and chocolate. I added some Kaiser Craft colored pearls to each of the flowers on the vellum and a photo corner from We R Memory Makers. To finish off with a sentiment I cut and embossed a small Nestabilities tag in Baja Breeze, outlined with a copic marker, stamped just the Smile from one of the Thankful Blossoms sentiments in the tag and then added a little chocolate taffeta knot.

Whew! It sounds more difficult than it really was. Some cards have more steps, but are a lot of fun to make, so they seem like a breeze. This was one of those! :) Hope you have an awesome Saturday, peeps!

17 comments

  1. Very nice! I love it! Thank you for sharing. I love that color combo too...

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  2. I saw this card on the OCC blog this morning and let out a little scream!! This card is STUNNING, Julee, truly STUNNING. Every detail is perfect and I love the colors!

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  3. WOW! This is a stunning card Julee. The details are fabulous and the colors YUMMY!
    Thanks for sharing. You blog is awesome!

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  4. I was so excited that YOU wanted to play along with my sketch...lol!

    LOVE your card...it's beautiful!

    Thanks for doing a sample :)

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  5. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Julee! I really like the colors you used and of course they stamps are awesome too!

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  6. Stunning! Love the vellum,your sponging and everything you did with the sketch! Gorgeous girl!

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  7. I saw this card on OCC and LOVED it, Julee! It's just gorgeous! WOW!

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  8. Julee, i'm so excited that you joined us, I love your card. What fun.

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  9. This card ROCKS, Julee!! I love every last little detail that you put into this. Truly stunning! So glad to have you play along with us!!

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  10. This is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I love every little detail!

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  11. WOW! This is stunning, absolutely stunning!

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  12. Gorgeous - how you come up with the ideas and turn out such wonderful crisp stamping and muted sponging never ceases to amaze me.

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  13. I know I already said WOW over on SCS, but, I GOTTA say it Again! WOW! Julee, you are awesome!

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  14. I love this card. It is so soft
    and pretty. Wonderful use of shading and layering.

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  15. WOW... I saw this at OCC and was stunned... it is GORGEOUS!!! beautiful, gorgeous, stunning, perfect!

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  16. LOVE your card for this challenge, it's absolutely gorgeous!! The colors are wonderful.

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  17. I LOVE THIS CARD. Love the colors, love the flower, love the way you layered the inks, I just love it. Now if I only had a cuttlebug!!!

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