Monday, July 7, 2008

A sketch and a few cards

Here is my card sample for my sketch this week.  I had originally made a different one, but I like the way this one turned out better.  Plus its today's color challenge {cc174} on SCS, barely banana, groovy guava & chocolate chip.  I am always skeptical about the color combinations, but they all usually turn out pretty nice.  Everything on this card is SU except for the stamps.  I embossed the background with clear emb powder to give it a little texture without it being too much.  If you don't have a scalloped border punch, you can get a scalloped border two different ways. 1. you get a circle punch {i used 1/2 in on this one} and punch out a bunch of them, and then you line them up on the backside of the paper with 1/2 of the circle hanging over the edge or 2. Get your SU corner rounder, take off the blade, line it up straight with the paper and just go along the edge of the paper until you reach the end.  

Here is my sketch challenge for the week, to see a larger picture of it scroll down to Sunday's post.

I made the first card today, I needed to send out a "thank you" card to the owner of Unity Stamp Co., Angela.  I ordered stamps and pay-pal wasn't working at the time, so she sent the stamps and handles to me any ways with out payment.  So I sent her a check and a thank you card today.  All of the stamps on the card are Unity stamps, go check them out you will love them!
This next card I made yesterday for the featured stamper on SCS.  I love this challenge because you get to go into the featured stampers gallery and case a card.  I rarely case cards so Sunday's are fun when I don't have to think up a sketch.  The image and sentiment are from Flourishes LLC, they are classic images with a lot of detail.  I like them because I get to color.  I used versamark ink and stamped the image all over on the card base.  Versa mark is an ink that leaves a watermark or you can use it to emboss, or to apply pastel/chalks.  It is a must have for every stamper.  You can get it from any craft store or your local Stampin Up demo.  When you buy it from a demonstrator, she will actually show you all the different ways to use your products.  
I then stamped the image on the white card stock and colored it in with Copic markers.  The black ribbon is by May Arts, and the bling I stole from my daughter Kendall, she got it in the $1 spot at Target or Michael's.  My paper piercer is lost somewhere, so I used a safety pin to pierce the paper lol.


Chris said...

great cards!!

My Paper World said...

They are ALL gorgeous Latisha! and I think that your sketch is really cool!
This post made me smile, because I am ALWAYS losing my paper piercer!
You did a great job improvising with the pin!
Nicola xx

Alexandra said...

GORGEOUS girl, I love them!! Totally love that sketch too, I will be using it today - whoohoo!!! Just what I need to get back in the groove!

So, how's the head *wink*


ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh oh, I read on Chris's blog that you're not feeling your best. Hope you're feeling better!!

These cards are fantastic! I love what you create with Unity stamps, but you already know that!

I'm going to get to your sketch! I love it, so I want to create something with it!

Emily's finishing up Kendall's package. I hope to mail today or first thing in the morning!

Debbie Olson said...

Beautiful sketch! All three cards are lovely, but I especially like the middle one. Great job on all!

Lisa said...

I was inspired by your Eco Chic card. So much that I bought the set hands down. TFS. Lisa SBS10

Michelle said...

Very cool Latisha. LOVE the colours you have used, they are just beautiful.
Thanks so much for your frequent comments on my blog - you are sooo appreciated! 8-)
Have a great day!
Michelle SBS10

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I finally posted the card you sent to me, AND I posted Kendall's gift to Emily! She LOVES it!

We mailed a package to Kendall this morning! Just wanted to let you know! Thanks!!

AJ said...

Love the cards Latisha~ they are great!!

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