Monday, March 2, 2009

TSSC59 Kiwi & Pears & Chocolate, O My!

It's Monday so time again for Technostamper's Monday Sketch Challenge! Here is the sketch for today: simple and straightforward.

In mentally searching for just the right focal point I went through a number of ideas and stamp sets, a couple of which I have on order and not here yet, so they were out, lol! I also considered a Big Shot flower which would be 3D and give some dimension, but again, the one I had "in my head" is on order. :) I glanced over at my So Tweet Chipboard just waiting for me... Aha! That's it! I was taken by the pears and the cute birds in this chipboard the first time I saw it in the catalog so just "had to have it." This is actually the first time to use this chipboard collection and I have to say, it is so much fun! As an added bonus, the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper was designed to coordinate with it so out that came too! What bright cheery colors! I'm havin' funstampin' now! lol!

I covered the pear and leaves with the Good Morning Sunshine DSP using SU's Glue Stick. It is wonderful glue for adhering paper to chipboard; it adheres great, is inexpensive and dries fast. A little sanding with the sanding block left the edges smooth, and I sanded enoiugh to get the white edges I desired to help define their shapes. I added a little blush to the pear using a Sponge Dauber with just a smidgen of Cameo Coral ink; I used my Chocolate Chip Craft Stampin' Spot for the stem. I adhered these chipboard pieces to a piece of Kiwi Kiss which had been run through the Big Shot with a Texturz Plate then layered on Chocolate Chip cardstock.

The card base is Summer Sun then a layer of Chocolate Chip. Two different but coordinating pieces of Good Morning Sunshine DSP were layered on that and a piece of Chocolate Chip grosgrain was added over the seam. The image piece was layered on that. A sentiment from the Chit Chat Rub-Ons found a home right below the pear on the chocolate; Lately I find myself using those frequently because they are so easy, there is a huge selection of sayings in that set PLUS they go on dark or rich colors and show up so well! There is also a sheet of the same sayings in Chocolate for lighter color papers in the same package. Great product!

Stamps: none
Inks: Cameo Coral Classic, Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
Paper: Good Morning, Sunshine DSP; Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss card stock
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Chit Chat Rub-Ons
Tools: Big Shot, Texturz Plates, On Board So Tweet Chipboard, Sanding Block, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips

You can order any or all of the products needed to make this project at my Stampin' Up! website at Remember that we are in Sale-A-Bration until March 31 so you can receive a free product with every $50. merchandise purchase until then. See details here.

Thanks for dropping by; I appreciate the visit. Don't forget to check Technostamper's blog to see Mary Jo's card and the other players also. Try the sketch youself and share what you come up with!

Have fun stampin'!


Basement Stamper said...

I LOVE that DSP!!! I am a sucker for anything with fruit, I don't know why, but I am. Great card, love the layout and colors you chose.

MJ said...

This is awesome! I love those colors, you did a great job with this layout. Thanks for playing.

Tammy Fite said...

This is beautiful!! I love the pear and the paper!! Great job with the sketch!!

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