Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge (TSSC248)

I am so excited to bring you this sketch for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge! I am honored to be a part of the new Technostamper Design Team. Here is sketch #248 for this week:

When I saw this sketch I immediately saw a non-traditional card that opened where the "oval" was and I rotated it! This card came together pretty quickly AND I actually used almost no input from the Peanut Gallery aka my family! Each member of my family is a creative consultant for my projects - they each get to put in a little commentary every now and then.

For this card I used 3 stamp sets! I don't usually use more than 2 but I had a vision and used what I had! I love my clear stamp sets especially when I can mount more than one stamp to an acrylic block to make my stamping even easier! I colored in the images with my trusty Stampin Write Markers - huffed and puffed - and stamped my image onto my pre-cut label. Voila! Who doesn't want some chocolate bon bons on their birthday???

On the inside I wanted to have the Sycamore Street Designer Paper cover more than just the inside edge but didn't want to lose the beautiful pattern behind a card stock panel. Enter the Apothecary Arts stamp set and coordinating Labels Framelits! I decided to watercolor the flowers on this label using Tangerine Tango and Lucky Limeade and you can barely see it in the picture but I added a small pearl to the largest center flower. Those itty bitty pearls hardly get used but I now have a new use for them (and I recently found a few others - stay tuned!)

The Sycamore Street DSP can be yours for free with any $50 order during Sale-a-bration. I have to say, I'm a paper addict, so I had to choose the DSP as one of my very first Sale-a-bration freebies - even though I wasn't IN LOVE with the designs. Now that I've been using it - WOW! It's amazing how much more you enjoy using things WHEN you actually use them! This particular pattern (and most polka dots) say "birthday" to me so this pattern is slowly diminishing quickly as I send a lot (and I mean A LOT) of birthday cards each month. I will probably end up getting a 2nd pack before Sale-a-bration is over.

Don't forget to play along and check out all the other talented members of the Technostamper Design Team:

Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Sue Root - Stampin' with Sue
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Eileen LeFevre - Eileen's "Stampin' Fever" Blog
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me
Mary Brown - Stamper Camper's Corner  

Here are the measurements for this card (supply list to follow):
Base Layer: Crumb Cake 8.25" x 4.25" - scored at 5.5"
Layer 2 (outside): Tangerine Tango 2.5" x 4"
Layer 3: 2.25" x 3.75"
Layers 3 & 4: Labels framelits (from the inside) #3 (Island Indigo) & #4 (Whisper White)
Layer 5 (inside): Tangerine Tango 3.75" x 5"
Layer 6: 3.5" x 4.75"
Layer 7: Framelit #2 (from the inside)

Supplies used for this card:

Stamps: A Cherry on Top, You're Amazing, Apothecary Arts
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, and Whisper White card stock, Sycamore Street DSP, Brights DSP Patterns Stack
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade
Tools/Accessories: Labels Framelits, Aqua Painter


  1. This is just brilliantly done. I love the inside of the card as much as the front. I also love that your whole family gets involved with your designing. I only have my husband and 13 year old son so creative help is pretty non-existent around here--I get a lot of yea--beautiful when they don't even look! So happy to have you as a member of my sketch team! Awesome job.

  2. I LOVE your design! You are a great out of the box thinker!!

  3. Funny thing - I was admiring how your card opens and thinking I should make one like that. Then I realized I just had, it's just oriented a little differently. :) I love how you finished off the inside.

  4. This is just too sweet! Love what you have done here.

  5. I Love your card; thanks for inspiring!

  6. Carolyn, love your card and I am always on the look out for something a little different! Keep those cards coming.

  7. So proud of you! Love your card...