Sunday, 28 June 2009

SWU sketch challenge in coffee and cream

Morning everyone. I hope that you're having a good weekend and that you're ready for today's challenge over at Stamp With Us. This week's challenge is this sketch.For me, this design started with the left hand background strip. I had in mind to use one of my Stampin' Around wheels with versamark and gold embossing powder and opted for the Whimsy to echo the large circle in the sketch design.  I figured that coffee and cream colours always work well with gold and then I just had a look through my stamps to see what would work well size wise. 
Stamp sets: Cause for Celebration, Whimsy, Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Versamark
Taffeta Ribbon: Very Vanilla
Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Other: Gold EP
Non-SU: Nesties

All the stamps are inked with Versamark and heat embossed with gold powder. For such a small piece as the background strip here, you can easily ink your wheel direct from the Versamark pad. I love heat embossing, so instead I bought an uninked jumbo cartridge and a versamark refill and made my own Versamark cartridge. This lets me roll the wheel as long as I want - perfect for scrapbook pages and boxes. 

All other elements on the card are simple matting and layering.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and please head on over and check out the rest of the Design Team offerings - there's such a lovely mix as always.

Sara xx

Edited to add P.S.
Just found out there's an extra reason to enter the challenge each week from now through July. One lucky challenge entrant will be picked at random each week to win free entry to the on-line classes starting in August. These are great fun and brilliant inspiration, so what are you waiting for - go craft and enter!


JanJ said...

WOW Sara this is absolutely stunning, I love it, will def. be trying my wheels with Versamark, it looks brilliant.

Jan x

AuroraDawn said...

Beautiful card Sara, I have to get my wheels out and have a go ;0)

Will put my thinking cap on re the challenge this week


Bekka said...

Love it Sara - all chocolaty and yummy!

Emma said...

Simply beautiful Sara, I love your use of gold on the choc chip - yummy x

Alex said...

WOW: I love this card layout and the use of your wheel :) Great colour combo and the gold embossing.

Thanks for sharing.

Have a good week.

Alex x

Suzie Q said...

Hi sara,
Your card is fantastic embossing is something i always forget about, you cards looks very smart!!

Donna said...

Fabulous card, I love the gold embossing. Donna x