Saturday, July 17, 2010

Weekly Diva Challenge

Welcome to another UDI sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch by our talented designer, Carol.

Here is my card for the sketch challenge this week.

I took a piece of Soft Suede (I'm in love with this color!) and ran it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder. I layered that with a strip of Pear Pizzazz and the new Pear Pizzazz 1/2" stitched poly ribbon. The Studio Sketches image is stamped on Very Vanilla and layered on Early Espresso. I'm very pleased with the end result. I hope you like it! Studio Sketches is such a beautiful set. It can stand on its on without any coloring because of the wonderful details.

And here is a detail of one of my favorite techniques. I call it "smooshing." I take my ink pad and turn it upside down on top of the paper and just slide or "smoosh" it around. It gives such an interesting texture, almost like suede. I always do tone on tone, so I used Pear Pizzazz ink on Pear Pizzazz paper.

Now on to Becky's blog to see what she did with this week's sketch.



  1. Great card! Love that new ribbon and your smooshing :-)

  2. That is soooo beautiful!!! I love the smooshing! I haven't got any of the new DSP yet so this will help add interest until I can get some!

  3. Very nice! Thanks for the technique info - love how it looks on that strip of paper. And you are so right about that stamp set (looks complete w/o any extra work.)

  4. Oh Oh Oh I love this!! I am so hoping this set is in our cattie in September - I love it and need it :) Great card Barbara

  5. Very nice!! You did a great job with this stamp set!! This is one that I did not get but I keep seeing great things done with it!!