Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bloggers Challenge - Sketch Challenge


This week's Bloggers Challenge was a sketch challenge.  I used the sketch on the top to make this birthday card.  It's actually a blend of old and new.  Most of the colors are InColors that are retiring, but all of the stamp sets are new.  It's that time of year when I am sad to see the retiring stamp sets and accessories go, but super excited about the new stuff coming out!

Check out the Bloggers Challenge link on the sidebar to see other great takes of this sketch!

Here's what I used:
stamp sets: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes, On a Pedestal
card stock: Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Whisper White
ink: Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, marker-Summer Sun, ink refill-Tangerine Tango, ink refill- Riding Hood Red
accessories: blender pens, stamping sponge, 1" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals, Pacific Point striped ribbon

To make sure the ribbon didn't fray, I used a lighter and put it close to the edge of the ribbon.  This "melted" it a little and stops the ribbon from fraying.

If you wanted markers for the 08-09 InColors, you had to get a blender pen and reinkers.  Not bad to do, but an extra step.  The 09-10 InColors will be available as markers!!!  Yeah!  You'll be able to order the set of 6 for $17.95.

Happy stamping!

14 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Perfect blend of old and new. Great Birthday card...

Patti Chesky said...

What a cute card!!! I am going to miss this year's In Colors, but I am sure once I play with the new ones, I will change my mind!!

Basement Stamper said...

Awesome card, I am going to miss a few of the In-Colors this year.

Connie said...

Very cute... Great job with the sketch!

stampingwithsheryl.com said...

What a fun and bright card! Great job on the sketch.

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute, great job with the sketch. Love the Old and the New!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very cute and cheery birthday card. Great to see the new stamps and sad to see the old colors go.

Rachel Hope said...

Fun card!!

Robin Merriman said...

Very cute card! I'm sure going to miss these colors!

Lisa Bohler said...

Way to use those great colors....going to miss them big time!

Lori said...

Cute! I like how you used the image from Circle Circus as a background stamp.

Nikki Bond said...

Super cute! Love the whimsy aspect of this card! {SMILES}

Barbara said...

Great job with this sketch! I found this one to be tough....but you succeeded beautifully with it!

MJ said...

How stinkin cute! Great job.