7/16 Prayers for You

This is the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge for the past week. I decided to play along . . . I've been just a little (no a LOT) busy lately as you may have noticed by my lack of posts in July. I wish I could say I've been busy in a stamping way . . . but that hasn't been the case so now I'm easing back into the stampin' groove with a simple card inspired by this sketch.

The background paper is from the new paper pack called The Write Stuff. The Dusty Durango is embossed with a heat gun so it positively pops off the paper. How do you do that? Easy Peasy . . . ink your stamp up with VersaMark first, then ink it with your dye ink of choice, in this case one of Stampin'Up's new "In Colors," and then stamp it. Pour clear embossing powder over it and heat emboss it.

I cut a leaf using the Big Shot machine and the Leaves #2 Die. I inked up the edges of the leaf using sponge daubers with Dusty Durango and Basic Black to give the die cut some subtle dimension. Then, I stamped the sentiment with the help of a Stamp-a-ma-jig. The ribbon gets some pop with a strip of black paper layered behind it. I added a little more interest to the basic sketch with a torn edge to the top of my patterned paper edged with a dauber in Dusty Durango and a row of three black brads.

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Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers (113252)
Paper: Dusty Durango (115321), Basic Black (102851), The Write Stuff DSP (115674)
Ink: Dusty Durango (115654), Versa Mark (102283), Basic Black (101179)
Accessories: Big Shot Machine (113439), Leaves #2 Die (113459), Dusty Durango Polka Dot Ribbon (115609), Vintage Brads (109109), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Gun (100005), Sponge Daubers (102892), Dimensionals (104430), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)


Regina said…
what a lovely card! If you get a chance come play along at Scrap and Stamp Sat. our patriotic challenge is still running and we have a new one going up Sat
Susan (rainy) said…
So elegant, Kay. Love the way you did the sentiment.
A very elegant card, and congratulations on making the top 5! well done! I love this set, and hope it will be in our UK catalogue, TFS I have saved it, so I can case it, I hope you don't mind, love the serene beauty of it and the leaf too! Hugs always!
Norine said…
so simple yet so very pretty
Selene Kempton said…
This is gorgeous! Way to go on making stampers showcase on the 411 blog. Your artwork is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along