Thursday, March 16, 2017

I Think I Can


When I saw this cute little stamp in the "Designer Tee" stamp set in the SU! Sale-a-Bration catalog, I knew it would make some great cards for hospitalized kids, so I made it mine. I stamped the image with orange and blue inks and used a SU! note tag punch to cut the panel. I backed it with a SU! Scalloped top tag punch, then rounded the lower corners. The dark blue panel was embossed with a SU! square lattice ef, and I used a random piece of orange polka dot dsp and matted it with light blue. The orange border was done with a SNSS star scalloped border die. I die cut it twice, both in orange and light blue, inserting the blue stars into the orange panel, then using some of the orange stars to add to the top right side. I added a larger punched star to the top of the image panel done with a SU! mini star punch, and added one negative dark blue star done with the border die. 

I based the design of this card by using the Tuesday Morning Sketch #394 shown below. There is also a 2nd option to do the sketch with circles.

I'm also sharing it with the Dies R Us challenge #69 which is "borders and/or edges."



Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day everyone!

Carol

21 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Great color combo and textures! I really like how you interpreted the sketch. The train stamp with that sentiment is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous idea and awesome creations! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Borders and/or Edges’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

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Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wowzer, you really rocked this, Carol! First it is the colors. They are just great for a masculine card, but then you added that great border with the inlayed stars. The whole thing is super amazing!

Wendy said...

SO stinkin cute, Carol! This card is so encouraging to anyone for mnay different occasions and I love how you did the tags and the color combo is perfect! I have this stamp set too but sadly it has not seen ink yet. Your card is going in my fav's folder! Thanks for your daily inspiration! Stay warm & have a great day! :)

Donna Hanley said...

I like the placement of the different layers and this is an ideal cards for those children. Hope your day chugs along just fine. LOL

Stamp Smiles said...

Carol, this is really adorable!! I love your great color combo and it goes perfectly with the stars all over your layout! Great take on the sketch too! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Sherri said...

What a great inspiration for a child in the hospital! A sure way to brighten their day! Love the way you used your little engine! Thanks for joining our "Borders and/or Edges" challenge at Dies R Us!

jimlynn said...

Oh, what a cute stamp! I would have made it mine too. You can use this for some many different cards. The children will love it too. Love the blue and black combo. Very pretty!
Lynn

Daffodil Cards said...

Great colour choice, looks good with this sketch, a SUPER card.
Faith
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Really a fab sentiment for hospitalized kids, well done!!! :) Love so much the colours combo and the details! The tags are so cute on the embossed panel! The scallop border inlaied with the blue stars looks very pretty and the matching orange stars are a so lovely touch!! Well done!

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, it certainly is a cute little stamp - a lovely colour combination.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Janice M said...

This sketch looks great done in rectangles too! I agree it's a very striking color combo and the border punch looks good. Glad you could join us again this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Barb said...

I really like this. Great colours and layers. Barbxx

MaryH said...

It's a PERFECT card for a hospitalized child. Love the bright cheery colors, and great work on using the sketch layout too. Now I saw this image, and did not have a smidgen of imagination about how it could be used! YAY for your creative eye. TFS

JD/ Jill said...

So cute! The kids receiving this card will love it for sure!

aussie aNNie said...

Fab colour combo Carol, awesome card.x ♥[aNNie]

LisaM said...

What a wonderful idea and fun card for one of the kids Carol!

Debbie said...

Super cute card! Fun colors and stamps! This will be such a great card for hospitalized kids!!!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Melissa Craig said...

What a fun card! Love the colors.

Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

scrappymo! said...

Great colours here! Really enjoyed this great card. All the wee stars look fabulous.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the blues and orange together with all that yummy layering and texture. This card is a definite winner. I picked up this set because I thought it would be fun as well. I really like this stamp out of it in particular.