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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Random Card - SCS Sketch Challenge Inspiration


This card was inspired by SCS Sketch Challenge 124. Okay. . .you're like. . .your card don't even look like the original layout. That's true. I didn't say I used the layout. . .I said, I was inspired by it.


When something catches my eye, I look at a particular element about that layout or design and create my own twist. Although the card above did not follow the original sketch, I liked the triangular lines of the SCS sketch and decided to soften it with a rounded shape rather than an angular one.

I actually created another round shape to the right of the card but I found a sentiment stamp that I wanted to use but it did not fit into the layout scheme. It's like putting together a puzzle. . .in this case, parts of the puzzle did not fit so I eliminated an element to the layout to fit the sentiment stamp.


Stamping Tip:

When looking at a sketch for inspiration, add your own twist to the layout and the card will look completely different but parts of the element that inspired you in the first place will still remain intact.


Card Detail:

Stamps: Autumn Leaves Flowers, Great Impressions E410

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Beige, DCWV Scrapbook Paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Fiskar scallop scissors, eyelets, Darice rhinestones, American Craft Element Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder

I stamped the flower image on to scrapbook paper, applied Versamark ink, then heat embossed the flowers with clear embossing powder. This gave the flowers a shiny appearance.


2 comments:

kathy said...

You are so talented I just love checking your blog.lol at least twice a day

dd2njoy said...

MARIA...you are unbelievable,your card is lovely!