Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge!

Skipping Stones Design has a great sketch this week!

Here's my take on it:

All the stamping was done with elements from 
Skipping Stones'  "Everyday Blessings" stamp set.
The die cut circle behind the bird (not the white paper doily) was done by repeatedly stamping and heat embossing the wreath pattern in the stamp set,
and then cutting it out with the
Spellbinders "Blossom" Nestie.
Then I cut another just one size smaller inside the first.
That provided me with the scallop circle that I threaded the ribbon through. Does that make sense?  LOL!
If that wasn't confusing enough, I also cut a section of the heat embossed wreath to make a little popped out "nest" for the bird.

This is also the first time I have stamped a
sentiment on ribbon!
Wow, that Staz-On truly works wonderfully for that!
The background paper is Prima. 
They make some of the most gorgeous, romantic stacks!
The embossing powder is Stampendous Extra Fine Bark and is my new favorite embossing powder! 
Thanks, Jennifer, for enabling my addiction once again! LOL!

Hope you enjoyed this lengthy, however somewhat entertaining, post!
Please leave a comment so I know I'm not out here alone!


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Jan! Love that pretty bird! Happy Valentine's Day!

Karen B. said...

Wow, this is fantastic, I love the detail you've put in and the stamping on the ribbon!

Stephanie said...

So, lovely, Jan! Love the way you put the sentiment on the ribbon! Thanks for joining us over at Skipping Stones Design for this week's sketch!

wendyp said...

Beautiful job with the sketch, Jan!

Kazan Clark said...

Wow those papers are fabulous :) Great take on the sketch
:) Kazan

Kazan Clark said...

Wow those papers are fabulous :) Great take on the sketch
:) Kazan

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all of your stunning details! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Katie Gehring said...

Great take on the sketch! Love that birdie and the wreath nest is nothing short of inspired!