Inky Hugs SC272

March 17th, 2010

Here I am – Day 3 in a row of stamping and blogging.  Are you impressed?  LOL!!!  Today I had fun playing with the weekly sketch challenge at SCS.  I used to play that challenge and the SCS color challenge almost every week and I really miss it.  The original sample for SC272 by sparklegirl is really stunning and although the style and feel of my card is very different I was inspired to leave part of my cream cardbase bare and to use the cream inner panel as well.  For my card I felt that inner panel needed the texture of a CB folder.


I think Crafty Cuppie from TE is my favorite Cuppie set and I particularly love this little stamping Cuppie.  I actually had this image stamped and the Cherry Hill paper picked out before I ever even saw the sketch, so once I had sketch in handsc272-copics-for-jami-custom.jpg the card came together fairly quickly.  I’m just now realizing that the color in this photo isn’t super true.  I used Chocolate Chip cardstock for all of my matting – it has a nice contrast with the Buttercream cardstock and the colors in the patterned papers.

The crafty little scene is colored with Copics (as shown to the left) and the apron is paper pieced.  There’s Lime Stickles over the glitter bottle, Ranger Glossy Accents over the embossing gun and a red Bright Smooth Bling dot over the cherry.  The scene was die cut with a Spellbinders Label 5 Die.  The next size up for the matting would have overwhelmed the card so I cut the same size from the Chocolate Chip cardstock and simply cut it in half and adhered the halves slightly apart to the back of the image.  This is a great trick for any time you don’t have or can’t use the next size die.  I added red liquid pearls around the image.  Some ribbon from TE and a button from my stash finished off this fun card.

In order to stick with my goals this week I still need to take Tessa for a walk, but I think I might wait a bit for it to cool down some.  WeatherBug says it’s 82 right now.  I can’t believe I was in the snow in Iowa less than 2 weeks ago!

Thanks for stopping by.  I already have a card done and ready to share tomorrow so be sure to come back!  Oh yeah and Happy St. Patty’s Day.  I had forgotten all about it until the girls in my Bible Study came in and pinched me…yes seriously pinched me!  I had to go change my top to something green before we could head out for lunch.  I’m not big on the holiday and I do not like corned beef…so sorry for not having a *green* card to share today.  😉


One Response to “Inky Hugs SC272”

  1. savorthejourney Says:

    Okay sweet lady! This crafty Cuppie is a darlin’ little heart-thief!
    Love your take on the sketch, along with the added C’bug texture panel!
    Miss you!


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