Saturday, August 7, 2010

Whoo's There?

Hi there! Happy Saturday! You probably arrived here from Alisa's blog since it's time for our weekly sketch challenge blog hop. If any of the links are missing, you can go on over to the Diva blog to see the entire list.

This week's sketch was fun to play with. I had several ideas I was kicking around until I finally settled on one. Here is the sketch.

I decided that I would make a full card, with the diagonal elements on the card front, and the square on the right side of the image would be a flap that wrapped around from the back. I cut a 3"x 6" rectangle, scored it at 3" and folded it in half. I attached it to the back of card with lots of adhesive. Here's the card.

I think I will add some kind of a closure to the card since the square element will not stay flat, but I'll go back and do that later. Here's the recipe.

Stamps: Woodgrain background, On Your Birthday
Inks: Early Espresso, Bashful Blue
Punches: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Two-Step Owl, Two-Step Bird
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pretty in Pink, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Whisper White

Here's a look at the inside of the card, which shows an excellent example of why you should always use your Stamp-a-ma-jig for the greeting of your card! (I think it is quite obvious that I didn't! That's what happens when you are in a hurry.)

I had always wanted to try to make clouds, and it was fun and easy! I made a template of several scallop circles that I had glued together and then sponged bashful blue over the edges. I discovered that it is a little easier to start at the top of the paper and work to the bottom, although you can just as easily start at the bottom and work to the top.

Well, it's time to head over to Becky's blog and see what she came up with. You're going to love it!

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Great card! I love the owl and the background of your card. Great way to interpret the sketch.

  2. This is just fantastic, Barbara! What a great card! Love it!


  3. Oh Barbara what a neat card - I love it :)

  4. too cute. i got to play with this punch for the first time last pm. how fun. your card to awesome!!! xoxox

  5. That is brilliant!!! I love how the Owl peek out from the inside!!!!

  6. I love this owl punch! Great it!