Monday, August 15, 2011

Woodware Monday...Gettin' Sketchy...

Hey stamping friends.  It's MONDAY and that means it's Woodware USA Blog Challenge day!  Every Monday the Woodware USA design team brings some fun and fabulous creations to you in the form of a challenge...If you choose to take part in the challenge, you are entered into a drawing for a FREE stamp set and BOY oh BOY...there's no time like this week to join the challenge! 

DID YOU KNOW THAT the 2011 FALL stamp collection have been released???  Andre totally surprised us when he posted them to the store!!!  OH MY GOODNESS...YUMMY is all I can say.  I've already placed an order.  and can't wait to get them inked up!  Why not stop over at the webstore and check out the NEWEST stamps to the collection.  Lemme know your new favorite, too...I'm doing a secret poll!  LOL..

This week's challenge is a fun one.  I designed a sketch for you to play with.  It's a fun sketch and it incorporates some simple layout design and of course, a little bit of embellishing fun!  So here's my sketch: 
When I design sketches, I just go with the flow...I don't stop until I think it looks...perfect...The crucial part is in creating a card that looks just as perfect.  I always wonder if something fabulous can be made from the sketch because I've had some DUDS...let me tell you! 

I can say that this has to be one of my most favorite sketches EVER!  I LOVED how my card ended up coming out and I think it has so much to do with the sketch.  It works so well wit those sentiment circles I love to make.  Hey, come to think of it, did you know that you can turn many of your WoodwareUSA sentiments into circular formation stamps?  Another beautiful thing about clear stamps is that you can manipulate them into any shape or "flow" on the block.  I didn't do that with this card as the sentiment was already in a circular form. 
So here's my card.  I got some cream crepe paper at the Melissa Frances booth at CKC Valley Forge a few weeks ago because I loved all the projects they had in their booth that incorporated it.  I could have shopped that booth forever that shabby, so pretty, so beautiful!!!  If you look closely at the flower in the center of the "medallion", you can see that I created it from the crepe paper too.  Pretty simple to create actually.  I colored the crepe paper with some Ranger Spun Sugar ink to make it really girly then punched some circles out.  After that, I folded the circles in quarters and just cut some strips with my scissors.  I opened up the cut circles and glued/layered them on top of each other then "szhusshed" (Really technical, huh?) them up a bit...Voila!  The little blossom brad in the center has been in my stash forever and I have never used it-so I think it found the perfect spot on this card!
This ribbon had to have a little something so I added a bit of bling...just a touch, right? 
I also distressed the edges of the patterned paper (Valentine Die Cut Cardmaking pad by Kelly Panacci for Kand Co). 
Love the Circular Greetings!!!


  1. Kerry, the bling on the ribbon is the cherry on top to this amazing paperfection! I just adore this card, and it is one of my favorites from you! All the details are amazing! Thanks for making such a fun and so simple sketch!!

  2. I love your shabby chic card Kerry - and I always love your sketches!