Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Thanks a Latte!

Well I managed to get my card made for this week's sketch challenge, I don't need to feel guilty anymore for putting the other two in which I had made sometime last year. As the other two cards hadn't been uploaded to the web so far, I wanted to share them with everyone as it is another idea for that particular sketch and I know we all like ideas, but I wouldn't have been happy with myself it I hadn't made a new one too.

Normally on Wednesdays I have been lucky that my daughter cooks dinner while I am making my sketch card if I haven't already made the card - as the sketch challenge comes out in the afternoon my time. But for a little while she will be working late so comes home too late to be able to do that so I will have to cook on Wednesdays - I have gotten used to not cooking that day - lucky today it was take away!

Anyway on to the card! For this one I also combined it with the color challenge on SCS this week which is using "Not Quite Navy; Bordering Blue; Mellow Moss & Always Artichoke (the last being optional). I stamped the lattice background using Dark Moss Fluid Chalk onto the Mellow Moss card and these were layered to the bordering blue & not quite navy cards.

I liked the idea of add the cuttlebug vintage border to each of my strips for something different so that was die cut from Not Quite Navy card. I strips were made using bordering blue & always artichoke card - I used my burlap background & weathered wood distress ink to decorate the strips of card. The white squares were made using a punch easier then cutting out by hand being that size. The brads are two different sizes - I debated whether to include the larger navy colored brad but I liked it better then the other blues I had which were the same size as the green ones - and I didn't mind the look in the end so I left it as is.

Stamps: Hot Stuff - My Favorite Things; Burlap & Lattice Backgrounds - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Not Quite Navy; Bordering Blue; Mellow Moss; Always Artichoke & White - Stampin' Up
Other: Black Ink; Weathered Wood Distress Ink; Dark Moss Fluid Chalk; Vintage Cuttlebug Die; Brads - Making Memories

Questions Answered about my Cheers ATC:

Katherine asked "
Did you stamp the polka dots on the embossed background, or is it paper?"

I stamped the polka dots from Polka Dots & Paisley onto my card and then used my cuttlebug embossing folder to embossing the card.

Deb from BC asked "I might have missed this info, but is it an 8 for 8 or 6 for 6 swap? "

The atc's are for a swap I participate in monthly for an ATC group I belong to. It is an 8 for 8 swap, so I make 9 so I have one of my own and it fills the plastic protector pages you can buy.


Michele Kovack said...

What a cute way to use small stamps!

Alhambra Club said...

Love your color combo.

Anonymous said...

Another great card - great for all those small stamps we have that we don't use often. TFS

Mark's Finest Papers said...

Fantastic card! I just love it!

Kristine Reynolds said...

I like all of the cards you have made for this sketch challenge!

Rose Ann said... did great with the challenge!! Looked like a tough one, but not for you. ;) Love the colors, background, brads and that cool matting!

Jimmi said...

This is very cute! I like these blues and green together:)