Mocha Morning Heart Card

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My card for this week’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC40) uses a floral paper from the Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper and the Always Stamp Brush Set (part of the original software installation). Here’s this week’s original sketch:

SQSC 40 Design

And here’s my version of the card:

MochaHeartCard

Here are the details on how I made it:

  • Paper Layers (bottom to top, all layers ):
    • Bottom: Soft Suede
    • Top Layer: Mocha Morning—Pattern 2, with default drop shadow and mat in Early Espresso
  • Flag Punch in soft Suede, with default drop shadow and mat in Early Espresso
  • Stamp: Always—Heart
  • Heart and Oval Punches in Very Vanilla pieced behind the stamp, those on the right side with default drop shadow
  • Embellishment: Grosgrain Ribbon—Bow in Soft Suede

Butterfly Bliss Greeting Card

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My card for this week’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC39) uses Blueberry Crisp Designer Series Paper and the Bliss Stamp Brush Set (part of the original software installation). Here’s this week’s original sketch:

SQSC 39 Design

And here’s my version of the card:

Butterfly Bliss Greeting Card

Here are the details on how I made it:

  • Paper Layers (bottom to top, all layers with default drop shadow):
  • Circle:
    • Very Vanilla with Cajun Craze Mat, with default drop shadow
    • Stamps:
      • Bliss—Butterfly, in Not Quite Navy
      • Bliss—Flourish, in Cajun Craze
    • Butterfly Shape 2 and Oval Punches in Cajun Craze pieced behind the Butterfly stamp
  • Sentiment: Bliss—Bliss, in Not Quite Navy

 


Spring Watercolor Tree

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Last fall, I created a Thanksgiving card using a watercolor technique that  Julie Ann Davidse shared on the My Digital Studio (MDS) site. She credited the technique to Patty Bennett’s watercolor card, also on the MDS site, and I ultimately found the instructions on Cindy Schuster’s Watercoloring Technique video and her MDS Watercolor Technique Tutorial blog post.

Thanksgiving Watercolor Card

Tonight, I finally got around to creating a spring version of the card, using the same technique with different colors:

Spring Watercolor Tree

Here are the details on the card:


Wisdom Is Better Than Knowledge

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After playing around with several options, I ultimately rotated this week’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC38) and then modified the design elements slightly. Here’s this week’s original sketch:

SQSC 38 Design

And here’s my version of the card:

Wisdom Is Better Than Knowledge

I substituted the tree branch for the vertical, rectangle punch in the original, and I’ve substituted the owl for the focal circle punch element. It’s not quite the same as the original, but I think it’s close enough. Here are the details on how I made it:

  • Background Layer: On the Go—Pattern 11
  • Middle Layer: Soft Suede
  • Top Layer:On the Go—Pattern 12
  • Owl: Two Step Owl in More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White
  • Stamps:
    • Punch Bunch—Owl (on top of punch pieces, from the 2011 SAB)
    • Cheep Talk—Branch (part of the original install)
  • Sentiment: So Typefelt—Wisdom Is Better Than Knowledge, on an Pool Party Rectangle Punch