Thursday, June 4, 2009

I am finally getting this week's SCS sketch challenge(SC231)done. Thanks, Dawn for filling in for Roxie!!! Great sketch!!! I guess you could say I slightly modified the sketch to accomodate my 5.5 square card size.

I am using PTI Background Text Style for the script background. I stamped one of the solid flower images from the Life set in the scripted panels. I sponged each of the panels with some antique linen ink. My sentiment came from the PTI Mailbox Greetings set. I added gold cording, gold pearl domes, and little butterflies with gold pearl domes to finish the card. I scored the background spring moss cardstock and sponged it to add some dimension and texture. I love how it turned out.

BACKGROUND TIP: (Two tips in One)! I love background stamps and I am always searching for something that appeals to me. Well, I love script backgrounds....my banner alone designed by Jami Bova should speak loud and clear about how much I love script text. So, when this text style background was introduced from PTI, I had to have it.

After playing around with the images, it became obvious to me that I was going to have to come up with something for my aging vision. These images appealed to me because they are so small. However, when looking at a clear stamp it is difficult when it is so small to know if you are stamping it with the writing reading from left to right. Naturally, a solution to my upsidedown stamping which I did numerous times was in order. I decided to line the top of the back of the image with a permanent black marker so I would always know which side was the top. After I did this, I realized that the black solid line shows through the clear image and the clear block giving me a point to line up my next image so I can make numerous stampings and they are all spaced correctly giving me a smooth flowing text. So, one tip gave me two solutions!!! Two tips in one!!! Since all of the images are probably cut differently, you will probably need to figure out with your own set what point of reference with the line works for you for each stamp in the set. Just thought I would share.

STAMPS PTI Background Text Style, Life, Mailbox Greetings CARDSTOCK PTI pure poppy, dark chocolate, vintage cream, spring moss cardstock INKS PTI pure poppy, ranger antique linen and tea dyed inks ACCESSORIES gold cording, foam dots, glue dots, gold pearl domes, score pal, MS butterflies punch, SU oval punches, sponges

20 comments:

  1. Betty! I recently had that very problem ! And now I know just what to try ! Great idea !

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  2. Great job on the sketch Betty!! Love the flowers over the script with the colors and the butterflies!! Great tip too!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  3. WOW Betty! I sure love this look! Thanks for the info!

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  4. Love this card with all the script and that gold cord. You know what, the very first card of yours that caught my eye had cord wrapped around it several times (the pink relaxed snowman card..remember that one?)...love when you use cord as an accent! :)

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  5. What a great idea! And great card also!

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  6. This is sooo pretty, Betty!!!! I love, love, love the colors on this and what a super AWESOME background!!! The little butterflies are the perfect finishing touch...thanks for the tip about the stamps, too....my aged eyes will appreciate your kindness!!!!!

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  7. Oh Betty this is very pretty! I really like the colors and the three panels! Wonderful card.

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  8. Beautiful card - I love how you tweaked the sketch and got your three little brads in the corner. Awesome tip too...it's little things like that that can save someone's sanity! :)

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  9. wow.. Betty.. i love your blog!!!! so many cards i love and can find inspiration for my own cards.

    i will be back for sure :-)
    hugs
    claudia

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  10. This is just sooo beautiful, Betty!! Love your stamp background, and those flowers are stunning in red!!

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  11. Betty your card is GORGEOUS!!!! Sure makes me giggle when I see we have both used the same set with so many challenges!!! Have a great weekend!!! :)

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  12. Another beauty as is the purple card in your last post, Shadowed Background Pillow Talk!

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  13. Stunning! I love what you did with this set!

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  14. WOW - Betty - this is even more gorgeousness!!! Fabulous take on the Sketch!!! I love this card!!!

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  15. This is gorgeous, and I can see why you would love that background, it is a new one to me, and I can see a lot of versatility here! Your design is beautfiul and serene with just the right amount of pop of color! Thanks for sharing your tip too!!

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  16. Great tip, and lovely card!

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  17. GORGEOUS!!!! Fantastic colours and stamps you've used! Love the text BG as well! You totally rocked this sketch challenge!!!

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  18. What a gorgeous sketch card! Thanks for the tip about the clear stamps too!

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