Sunday, February 3, 2008

Technostamper Challenge #3

It's time for week 3 of the Technostamper Sketch Challenge already! Here's this week's sketch Mary Jo sent us:


Here my card using one of my favorite new sets, Always.

Set: Always, Tres Chic, Stitched (both background stamps)
Cardstocks: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Whisper White
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock
Accessories: Corner rounder, 1 1/4", 1 3/8", and 1/2" circle punches, stitched Pomegranate grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Crafter's Tool Kit or Mat Pack, Signo White Gel Pen .

I stamped images from the Always set then punched them out and layered them. The River Rock background is stamped with the Stitched background stamp in River Rock ink which makes for a subtle backdrop for the rest of the card. The Tres Chic stamp is on the Purely Pomegranate cardstock and the words and designs are visible, readable yet still not competing with the focal point, which is the four image circles. Use of the layering circle punches makes this come together quickly. The corner punch is used to make the scalloped edge and the white faux stitching with the white gel pen repeats the stitching in the ribbon.

This was a fun sketch! Thanks, Mary Jo! Check out her blog for a list of links to the other stampers in our sketch group. Can't wait to see what they did with this sketch. Even better, use the sketch to make a card yourself and post it on your blog or Splitcoast gallery and link it to either mine or Mary Jo's blog here! Play along with us every week if you want!

Happy Stamping!

14 comments:

MJ said...

Wow! Margaret this is stunning. I thought I had myself talked out of this set but now you got me hooked again! This is just beautiful Love the colors. Great job on this sketch.

astampingteddy said...

what a GORGEOUS card! I so have to get this stamp set SOON!
Claudia

rozie640 said...

This is beautiful, love the faux stitching on the top, goes so well with the stitched grosgrain, great colors, excellent card!

michellen said...

I love, love, love this! Great use of the stamp set!

debbiedee said...

great card Margaret!!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, I love the faux stitching on top with the stitched ribbon. Perfecft!

Adair said...

This is beautiful, Margaret!

Kerry said...

ooh aaaahh! Margaret, this is just lovely! you did a beautiful job!

Stampin' Paradise said...

This is soooooo pretty! Way to go!

Savor the Journey said...

This is truly beautiful, Margaret! I love the sets you've chosen and these rich colors! I might need to "use" my Tres Chic now after seeing your card!

~Bev

Gerrie said...

Ohhhhhhhh & ahhhhhhhhhh says it all!

Pat Huntoon said...

This is seriously beautiful! Using the bird piece was a stroke of genis.

Margaret said...

From one Margaret to another: My first visit to your blog. The card is lovely. Thanks for such great inspiration

Marjie's Madness said...

Hi Margaret - didn't know you had done so much on your blog! This is great!!!! You have convinced me on buying this set so I can copy this!

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