I finally made time to do Beate's Weekend Sketch challenge #47. I really like Beate's sketches as they are usually very versatile, in that you can work with just about any stamp set. However the weekends aren't always my best stamping days, so I haven't done one for a while. But this Sunday was Mother's Day, so I treated myself to some extra stamping time and here's what I came up with.
I wanted to keep it fairly simple, and I have been enjoying working with designer papers and that's how this card came to be. I started with a base of white card stock, and from my designer scraps chose a piece of Summer Picnic and Real Red Prints DP. I pieced them together and layered them on Wild Wasabi. I hadn't yet used the Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon I just "had" to have, so I tied it around the designer papers and attached that section to the base with dimensionals.
The sentiment from "Small Sayings" a retired set, is stamped with Versafine Onyx black on white. The cherries were coloured with markers direct to rubber and stamped to the left of the sentiment then the section was cut out with an oval nestability. I layered it on a scalloped oval in Wild Wasabi and attached it to the front panel with dimensionals. As a finishing touch, I added three tiny red gems (ICONs by MAMBI). That's all there is. Clean and simple.
My in-laws are going to drop in tomorrow to celebrate Amy's birthday, so I am going to postpone Technique Tuesday until Wednesday. I do have a sneak peak of the new Verve stamps I will schedule to post tomorrow, so I will have something to share!
I hope you are having a wonderful Monday! Thanks for dropping by. I love it when you do!