I decided in order to find some inspiration, I would participate in this weeks Sketch Challenge over at SCS. This week’s sketch is this:
I really wanted to use stamps from the NEW 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog, so I decided to use Love You Much (part of the bundle that is on special this month only). So, this is what I came up with:
This one uses Pretty In Pink, paper from the current Level 1 Hostess Patterns Pack (though any paper from Candy Lane or the red/pink paper from Bella Rose would work equally well), stamps from the new set Love You Much, and punched out hearts from the Heart to Heart punch (also part of the Love You Much bundle!) The heart for the “flower” is mounted on dimensionals. The little lovebirds’ heart is attached with a mini-glue dot (regular readers know how big a fan I am of these!) I mounted the panels on Chocolate Chip card stock, as well as using the Chocolate Chip ink to stamp the outlines. A blender pen was used to color the images. The lovebirds got a little Pretty In Pink sponging around them. Pretty In Pink taffeta ribbon gives this a sweet finish.
TIP: When punching out shapes using the punches, turn the punch upside down so you can see where the paper is going. With the punch upside down, place the side you want to show FACE DOWN as well (so you can see the “other” side in the punch). This will help prevent getting white edges on your punched image. Unlike our CS, the DSP is not dyed all the way through – so if you punch with your preferred side facing you, you may see tearing and white edges (which are not cute!) Try this with some scrap DSP to see what I mean!
Card Stock: Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Hostess Level 1 Patterns Pack (2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Kiwi Kiss
Stamps: Love You Much (available NOW as part of Love You Much bundle – see sidebar)
Accessories: blender pen, dimensionals, Heart to Heart punch (available NOW as part of Love You Much bundle – see sidebar)