4/20 Stamping 411 Challenges

Here we go . . . another sketch challenge and another color challenge from Stamping 411! You can see the sketch off to the left. One thing that you will notice is that I took the sketch and stretched it taller. I had an idea in mind, but needed the card taller, not longer. The thing you have to remember about challenges is that they are your starting point. Never feel like you have to follow them exactly in order to play. They are meant to "jump start" the creative process . . . so check out the fun at Stamping 411 and show us what you can do with a stampin' challenge!

I used my Full Heart Punch to create the three leaves of my clover and to give them some extra texture, I just put them into the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die and ran them through my Big Shot Machine.
Have you noticed the way the sentiment is layered? I LOVE how that turned out. I created it by using a die from the Lots of Tags Sizzlit die set. I trimmed one of the tags so into a rectangular shape and layered it over the top of the other tag. To show them off a bit more, I used a sponge dauber to accent the edges with Basic Brown ink. To make the skinny, skinny border . . . I cut two more tags with Gable Green paper and then I layered them behind my main tag. A button and a ribbon scrap finish off the look.
Here are the supplies you will need to create this card:
Stamps: Tres Chic (109258), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper: Glorious Green (101697), Gable Green (101768), Kraft (102125)
Ink: Soft Suede to stamp the background (115657), Basic Brown for the sentiment and edging the tags (104315) ---- if I were to make this card again, I would use Soft Suede for the whole thing. I made this card in two stages and when it was time to complete the card, grabbed Basic Brown thinking it was Soft Suede and didn't realize it until after the card was complete!
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Lots of Tags Sizzlit (114508), Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit (117332), Full Heart Punch (113693), Sponge Dauber (102892)
Accessories: 1/4" Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon (109031), Sherbet Buttons (116312), Linen Thread (104199)
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots to adhere the buttons (103683)

The color challenge called for More Mustard, Handsome Hunter and Ruby Red. I wasn't sure where to start so I grabbed my scrap box and started digging! I found the More Mustard Modern Label punch out, along with one half of a Top Note die in Ruby Red from the Hostess Level One 6x6 paper pack. A little more digging yielded a Very Vanilla circle and that is when I decided I had a good starting point for a card.

I needed a Charity Card for my March events and this will be it! I used the stamp set called Close as a Memory because I knew the flowers would look great in my circle element. They are inked up with markers, stamped in the circle and then stamped one more time to decorate the inside panel as you can see to the left. I layered the Modern Label punch with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. That is truly my GO TO set for sentiments. I LOVE how almost every sentiment fits perfectly into the word window punch.
Here are the supplies you would need to create this card:
Stamps: Close as a Memory (114946), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper: Handsome Hunter (105122), More Mustard (100946), Very Vanilla (101650), Ruby Red Patterns from the 6x6 Hostess Level One Paper Pack (116234)
Ink: Handsome Hunter (105215)
Tools: Circle Scissors Plus (112530), Modern Label Punch (116630), Word Window Punch (105090), Big Shot Machine (113439), Top Note Die (113463)
Accessories: Ruby Red Marker (100075), More Mustard Marker (100076), Handsome Hunter Marker (105116)
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755)


Selene Kempton said…
erin go bragh! I really love this card! I dont usually make cards for st patties day (but I should) I'm first generation Irish. Another awesome creation Kay! You rock!
Totally Cool Card! I just told a customer we didn't have anything Irish...where were you last week? I could have used this idea!!! It's fabulous! Thanks for playing along.
Connie said…
Oh...great idea to use the Heart for a shamrock...I'd forgotten that! You did a great job with the Stamping 411 sketch!
Patti Chesky said…
Both are fabulous Kay!! Thanks so much for the tips with the tag die. I really like the layered look you've shown us here!!

P.S. I am SO using this shamrock idea!!!

How far apart are we from each other? I SO want to stamp with you one day!!
Patsy Waggoner said…
Love what you did with the stamping 411 sketch! Great way to get the scallops off the heart I have been punching them after, but this is a much better idea!
Robin Merriman said…
Two more wonderful cards from you Kay! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!
Tiffany Bauer said…
Great cards Kay!! I really miss our Irish stamp set we had last year!!! But I love your st patties creation!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog this week!!