I just watched my beautiful 42″ flat screen tv be snuggled up in a tv cozy (blanket thing shaped to fit over it) and then wrapped and wrapped and wrapped with the most humongous roll of saran wrap I’ve ever seen and then wheeled outside into a waiting van.  *small tear*  Night before last it made a big POP noise and then the picture was gone.  It’s just less than 2 years old, but here’s the really awesome thing – we bought it at Costco and they provide an extended 2 year warranty.  So I’m thinking “well that would be great if I had any idea where the receipt was!”  But it gets better!  Curt called Costco and they had record of the purchase and they scheduled to have a technician come out and look at it.  We just called them last night!  The guy said it would probably take a week to ten days and they will have to put in a brand new panel.  I hope everything goes smoothly, but at this moment I am just thrilled that we made that purchase from Costco!

While waiting for the tech to get here today I had a chance to play the Sketch Challenge on SCS.  This week was a particularly interesting layout in that it involved a tall card (9.25″ x 4″) with the front panel folded back and an oval added for the focal point.

I already had the image of the girl colored with Copics (I think she’s Stampendous – I could have sworn eP had this stamp, but I’m not finding it there now) so everything was built around her.


I have such a hard time photographing tall cards like this – it’s really much prettier in person.  I started off by finding that this Basic Grey Stella Ruby paper looked nice with my colored image and decided to use SU Basic Gray (color) cardstock as the base.  Only problem was that my Stella Ruby was on a 6×6 pad and there would be a seam in the paper.  I simply covered that seam with Pomegranate stitched ribbon by punching a little hole in the crease of the card with my slot punch.

The circles are punched out of another sheet of Stella Ruby and both the circles and the scallops on the oval are embellished with Adorn It Tiny White Pearls.  The River Rock cardstock for the inside of the card was edge punched with a large corner rounder for the scallops and then wheeled in Basic Gray ink with the Leaves a la Carte jumbo wheel.  For a finishing touch I glittered the Stella Ruby panel with Dazzling Diamonds glitter by tracing around the flowers and leaves with a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen – I wish that showed in the photo more because it really makes a big difference in the card.

I never would have put together Basic Gray, River Rock and Pomegranate on my own – that’s what’s so fun about designer papers sometimes.  Overall I really like this card.  My one issue with it the scale of the oval – I think it should be larger or the height of the card should be cut down some (maybe a couple of inches), but I wanted to stick to the sketch and I was afraid I would ruin what I had done by trying to trim it.

This was a really fun sketch to play with and I’d encourage you to try out this challenge this week if you haven’t already. 

 ETA: My friend and customer Kathy stopped by and she had her sketch challenge card with her.  It’s beautiful!!!  You can see the picture by clicking here (although it doesn’t do the card justice) – go leave her a nice comment in her gallery if you have a minute.

Thanks for stopping by.


7 Responses to “Shopping Tall Sketch Challenge”

  1. Shannan Teubner Says:

    This is fabulicious, Jami! I love it!!

  2. leslierich Says:

    Jami, I noticed the sparkle right off! It looks fabulous! I never thought to put Stella with Basic Gray but I love it. Love your punched embellishments and the wheeled, scalloped border, too. I have this stamp and it is Stampendous. I have a couple of others from this line, too. I guess they were sort of the forerunners to all the girl stamps that are around these days. They’re so cute! Your card is really beautiful!

  3. Shelley ~ photocropper Says:

    Awesome Card Jami!
    Glad you got your tv shipped away. Hope they work fast!

  4. Connie Says:

    Jami…is your TV a Pioneer? The same exact thing happened to ours! We called Pioneer and they told us there was a recall on one of the parts, told us a local company to call, sent the part to them, and they came out and installed it. All of it was under warranty! Woohoo! We thought for sure, we’d have to be buying a new TV. Great that you had the warranty with Costco!

  5. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Jami, she’s beautiful. When, and if, you find out where that stamp’s from, let me know…please? Wowzers, this card’s gorgeous.

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