Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The 411 Challenge

I love checking out the sketch challenges from Stamping 411. Even if I don't get to play along, I try to save the sketches for later inspiration!  But this week, I actually had the time to play along! Here is this week's sketch...

I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend of mine and thought this would be a good starting point.  I turned the sketch on it's side and swapped the oval for a rectangle. I also tried my hand at coloring the white bakers twine with a marker.  I wasn't thrilled with the coverage at first, but once I had it on the card with the crinkled seam binding, it looked a lot better.  I made two versions, changing the ribbon just a little each time.  I also added some vanilla shimmer. I love the pearly sheen that it gives my card!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-whisper white, pear pizzazz, blushing bride DSP from In Color pack, Ink-blushing bride, pear pizzazz, basic gray, Stamp Sets-Just Believe, Word Play, Accessories-vanilla shimmer smooch spritz, pear pizzazz seam binding, white bakers twine (dyed), floral fusion sizzlit, silver brad


  1. Love both versions!!! Your friend will appreciate her card!

  2. I like both versions of this. Such a lovely card and a perfect sympathy card.

  3. I love them both. The inside of the card is as beautiful as the outside!

  4. Both are awesome!! These are the toughest cards to make and yours turned out great!! Thanks for playing along with us!!

  5. You're such an overachiever and I totally dig that about you! Send both!! :D That's worth double friend points...lol.
    Love the seamed ribbon, really "grounds" the image well.
    So great to see you crafting! I've come to a freezing halt on creativity. EEEK Can't seem to find my mojo. But, I'll look around for it today, it might be under the couch cushion with the remote.
    Thanks for your inspiration though. Your cards are fabulous.
    Oh and today is the 7th...good luck! I'm crossing my fingers....just sayin. ;)
    Lisa xx

  6. Margaret, these are beautiful cards and perfect sympathy cards! What a lovely sketch, I really liked how you turned it. Thanks for introducing me to this sketch, it looks fab!

    Thanks also for your sweet comments. I'm glad to hear I'm not alone in thinking you can never have too many butterfly or flower stamps!

  7. both these cards are really pretty Margaret-silhouette stamps are perfect for a sympathy-sorry you needed a sympathy card but these are sure to send the message that you care

  8. i agree they are both very pretty...and i like the sketch turned sideways...and those colors are so soothing

  9. These are both really pretty. I like the ribbon both ways and you can never go wrong with Vanilla Smooch Spritz!!


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