Aren't sketch a wonderful way to get started on a project? I'll admit that I'm a little bit of a sketch addict when it comes to cards and scrapbooking. I use them most often than not. It saves me time and aggravation when trying to get started and this week was no exception. Once my papers and stamp were picked, everything came together in a snap.
I decided to forgo the rectangle itself and instead interpret it as the space to add my image, which I handcut, layered and popped up on Dimensionals. Then I was looking at the flowers on the sketch and decided to use buttons and I added them on a circle punched out of a transparent to ground them and also to make it look like a big bubble or raindrop. The buttons were decorate with white Baker's thread (now sold in the Summer mini).
Another new item I broke out: our new colored embossing powder! I know SU! carried those years ago, as I remember seeing some in the first catalogue I received when I was a new customer. I had never bought any, as SU! dwindled its collection down to metallics once I got bit by the embossing bug. Let me tell you, if you are anything like me, you are going to love them! Heat embossing is always a fantastic look onto itself, but the colored powder gives a different look from the colored Craft ink with clear embossing on top. You might recognize the sentiment as one of the sentiments offered during SAB in the Happy for You set.
I'm rather happy with how the card turned out, except for... the paper, which I spritzed with a shimmer spray (not the Smooch, another one I tried) to give the paper a shimmery look like rain and the paper got soaked and started rolling unto itself. After it dried, I figure it would lay flat on my card once I glued it in place, so I went generously on the Snail and glued the paper to the card base. The corners of the paper still kept curling up, so I went back with Mono glue, hoping to fix the problem, but some of the edges are still not staying down and it is driving me crazy!! I would really like this card if it wasn't for this annoying little detail. Oh, well... Maybe you can't tell in the picture and it just looks nice? Here's to hoping...
On a side note, I realized as I was looking through my Inkspirations folder that it's my two-year anniversary on the Design Team this month! I can't believe it's been that long already. And I can't believe out of those two years, I have never missed a single week so far!! Let's see if by posting this, I'll be jixing myself...
Come join the fun! Here is the LINK to our challenge blog, where you can share a link to your creation, and links to the other DT members' creations:
Stampin' up! Supplies
Stamps: Heureuse pour toi (SU!), My Umbrella (MFT)
Cardstock: Seafoam green (Bazzill)
Designer papers: Imaginisce
Inks: Versamark, Black
Accessories: Yellow rickrack, buttons, white Baker's thread, Melon mambo
embossing powder, transparent sheet, markers, Stampin' Dimensionals,
epoxy baubles, envelope