Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #164

It's time for another sketch challenge at Stamping 411…and somehow it's August and I'm still on a Christmas card kick, hmmm… what is up with that?!!?  I'm thinking that if I keep going at this rate, Christmas will roll around and I'll have a nice big stack of cards ready to send out at a moment's notice!

Here's the sketch:


And here's my card:


I used the Winter Post set (for the most part, the script writing is from Flores Suaves). I stamped the "Post Card" in Soft Suede ink and then ran the Very Vanilla cs through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder, then sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.

For the torn piece, I stamped the words across after stamping off onto my grid paper to give it a more vintage look. Then I sponged the edges, and a bit all over too.

The image in the center was inked up with Always Artichoke & Cherry Cobbler markers, then punched with the Designer Label punch. Then I punched two more pieces of Always Artichoke with the Designer Label punch for the layer behind.

For the ribbon in the center…I sponged Whisper White satin ribbon with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede ink, then I pulled and pulled at the threads at the end to fray them…it kind of reminds me of a scarf!

I used a Mini Library Clip in the corner, and mounted the whole thing on Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler card stock.

Every week I look forward to seeing what the other operators and the players have created, and this week is no different! There are always lots of fabulous samples for inspiration! I hope you'll join us this week 🙂

12 thoughts on “Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #164

  1. For someone who doesn’t like to do antique looking cards, You keep coming up with one beautiful one after another!!! This is another great card! 🙂

  2. I absolutely love your card, if I had that set I’d be sitting down making one for myself right this moment. You did a beautiful job.

  3. Lovely….so glad that you said you had used the EF; I couldn’t see it at first, but I clicked on it and then I could! Adds nice texture…and the ribbon treatment is perfect! Of course, this is one of my fav stamps!

  4. This card is so “simply vintage” LOVE it. I also did not see the EF at first so glad your discription help us who want to CASE not miss that step. BEAUTIFUL.

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