Monday, 3 March 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #7

Happy Monday everyone.  Well I'm thrilled to be here today as I was asked by the lovely people over at the STAMPlorations Blog to be GDT for this challenge.  How cool is that?  Well, here is the sketch they have chosen:

Had to sit and scratch my head for a bit with this one but as I was playing with my Scan N Cut decided to go for bunting.  I cut out the bunting on SU d/p and matching cardstock, punched holes each side of the individual pieces and strung them together with some matching rickrack ribbon.  I then die cut the letters from my MB Large Classic alphabet dies and the hearts are Spellbinders classic hearts.  These were all popped up using d/s foam tape.  I then scored 3 lines at the base of the card and added more rickrack ribbon in the spaces inbetween.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse stamped in SU Pumpkin Pie ink and I added some gems.


As I had cut more  of the banner shapes than I needed for this card I decided to make another which virtually follows the sketch to the letter.  The shapes are spaced along the top and bottom of the card and the overlapping edges were trimmed off.  I added two score lines top and bottom and the sentiment is from SU Apothecary Art stamp set, again stamped in SU Pumpkin Pie.  I added some pearls and gems as a finishing touch.

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to pop on over to STAMPlorations Blog to check out the great cards made by the DT.

Have a great weekend.


  1. so happy to have you with us today Karen and both these cards are fab-I do love that rickrack ribbon-never heard of that before x

  2. Great use of your banner shapes Karen especially the Anniversary one


  3. Two lovely cards Karen, love bunting and the colours are great! Congrats on your GDT post:)
    Val x

  4. Two great cards, Karen! I love the bunting -very inventive! Thanks for being our GDT at STAMPlorations!

  5. Karen, thank you so much for guest designing for us! I am totally in love with the bunting on your first card! Both your cards are CAS fabulous!


  6. Congratulations, my dear friend, on the Guest Designer spot with Stamplorations! How smart of them to ask you!! And just look what you've done! You've created two incredibly awesome cards based on the sketch to inspire us all to greatness!! Well done!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. two gorgeous cards Karen, love those banners, beautiful colors fabulous layouts.

  8. Awesome cards, Karen. It is wonderful to have you as our GD at STAMPlorations xx

  9. Congrats on that GDT spot, Karen, and what great cards you have made!! (having fun with your new Scan N Cut!!! - enjoy!!)
    I love that you have made a banner for the first card. The rickrack looks beautiful and I love the whole design. On both cards the scorelines add just that final finishing touch. Love your colours! Both great cards!
    Regards and have a happy day!!!

  10. Wonderful colours, Karen ... brilliant balance of the banner with the rick rack ribbon! Love how you've used the same die cuts for the graphic second card ... fabulous! Anita :)

  11. Oops, almost forgot to say it ... congratulations on such a great DT spot with Stamplorations! Anita :)

  12. Hi Karen. Two great cards. Love the banners. Good to have you as out GDT. Have a fab day! Monika x


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