Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's out there!
I'm spending a leisurely day just stamping away and I had time to catch up on 2 sketch challenges. First up is the Stars&Stamps Sketch#68. This week they gave us a simple sketch, and I think this card took less than 10 minutes to make! A scrap of dp, a punched and embossed heart, a stamp and ink, and this card was done! I'll be using this sketch again and again I'm sure.
On the opposite side of C&S is this card for the SweetStop SSS107 sketch challenge. This sketch was a bit more complicated, but it was fun to make. I used Websters dp along with chocolate chip, baja breeze and old olive. The pink floral border was a gift from Benzi - thanks and hugs my friend :) I used a G studio image along with a SNS sentiment and added glossy accents to the flowers and faux brads.
When I cut & embossed the old olive labels 10 die cut, it looked too plain, so I embossed it with a Sizzix criss-cross diamond pattern ef to coordinate with the diamonds in the DP. Nope, that didn't work at all either. As a last resort, I ran the twice-embossed piece through the Big Kick with the square lattice ef and voila! I managed to save the diecut from the trash can and was finally happy with the results. Oddly enough, there's not a trace of the first 2 embossing attempts that show, so this square lattice ef is an amazing solution to fixing those embossing mistakes!!
I hope you're enjoying your Sunday and spending it with family and friends. Thanks for stopping by and spending a little bit of your day here with me :)