Saturday, 5 May 2012

simply stampin' challenge 58

Good morning! 

Simply Stampin' time again. This week's challenge is a a sketch, you ready to see it?!

And now on to my creation...

Boutique Thanks

Stamp Set: Tea Shoppe
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Crumb Cake
DSP: Attic Boutique
Big Shot: Fun Flowers, Adorning Accents Edgelit & Impressions
Punches: 5 Petal Flower, Boho Blossoms, Corner Rounder
Accessories: Pool Party Designer Printed Brad
Thread: Pool Party Baker's Twine
Extras: Simply Scored

So first off I kind of flipped the sketch around a bit. It wasn't that I couldn't make it work how it was but I wanted to use a piece of crumb cake that had a random score line in it and I thought I'd incorporate it into my design - especially that's what I'd intended to do for the vertical strip anyway! And if it meant I could use one of the MANY scraps I have then al the better! woohoo! Anyway, back to the card, I scored a couple more lines using the new Simply Scored scoring board by SU! (didn't realise how exciting this thing was til it came and I started playing with it - its freakin' wonderful!!!!) So I used the adorning accents to cut and emboss my horizontal strips for the bottom. I kept them in crumb cake because I wanted to make a real feature of the dsp! I'd decided I wanted to use some of the new Attic Boutique paper - love that pool party pattern at the back so I cut out and layered quite a few flowers and a pool party brad to match. I've kind of deviated from the sketch here as its not a boxy shape like on the sketch but it just didn't fit for me and hey a sketch is just a spring board really isn't it!?! So I finishd off this card with some pool party bakers twine at the bottom and the thanks from Tea Shoppe.

What do you think to this card? Aren't you just LOVING all the new stuff?!! Look forward to reading your comments.

Happy Stampin',

Amanda x


  1. Very pretty, love the colours you've used!

  2. Great take on the sketch Amanda, I like how you adapted the landscape sketch to portrait! Nice way to use up your scraps! Kirei x

  3. Oooh, I LOVE this card Amanda! Love the pretty patterned flower, it stands out so nicely against the Crumb Cake. I love the scoring and embossing too, lovely finishing touches!

    I can see you are enjoying your new products! Ruth x

    1. Thank you :) Oh yes, I totally am loving all my new toys!! Really falling in love with the score board! xx

  4. Fantastic card - I just looove the scoring lines down the side of the card and the double scallops!

    Also, thanks so much for the beauiful birthday card! Deb

    1. Thanks - I think the score board is my new best friend!!
      No problem! Hope you had a good one! xx

  5. this card is gorgeous Amanda, I really like the scored lines used for one of the elements, I would never have thought of that!!
    Kelly xx

    1. Thanks! Well its a way of adding texture and an element to the card without any more materials (I'm a bit stingy sometimes! lol!) xx

  6. Love this card! The subtle textures from the scored lines and border dress up the background without taking away from your lovely DSP flower! I'm anxiously counting the days until my new catty items arrive!!!

    1. Thank you. Ohh that sounds MAJORLY exciting!!! I cannot freakin' wait to see the new USA catty and drool over the things we don't have and prepare my wishlist for my visit to family in the States this summer!! xx

  7. Love your interpretation of the sketch. The colours are lovely and the flower is gorgeous. x