Yesterday I had the whole day free to stamp. I made two cards for three different challenges! The first card is for this week's Sketch and Color Challenges over at SCS. I really like the fun design of the squares and the color combination is so unique! I used the Fresh Cuts stamp set and inked the main image in Wild Wasabi. Then I edged the image using my Taken With Teal marker (since I don't have the inkpad) to achieve a rock-n-rolled look. I cut the image into squares and matted them with Teal cs. For the sentiment panel I stamped the branch image in a square pattern in Teal ink and added the "for you" sentiment in the center in Wasabi. The panel was cut out using my square scalloped Nestabilities and then sponged with Wasabi ink. Next I added a piece of Styled Silver hodgepodge hardware around the sentiment and popped the panel up on dimensionals in the center of the card. Finally, I ran a piece of Wasabi double stitched ribbon underneath the sentiment panel and tied it in a knot.
The second card was for a Sketch Challenge being held in honor of the Unity Stamp Co. release yesterday. If you haven't checked them out yet you really need to do that!!!
I placed my first Unity order last night as an early birthday present to myself and I am super excited! Since I didn't have any Unity stamps yet to use for the challenge I let myself be inspired by the fresh and fun look of sneak peeks that were being shown by the design team and this is what I came up with. The patterned paper is from the Crate Paper Blue Hill Collection. Cardstock is all Papertrey Ink in Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet and Aqua Mist. Stamps are SU! - Lots of Thoughts and Baroque Motifs. I also used my 1/2" circle, 1 3/8" circle, and scallop punches from SU! The ribbon is Berry Sorbet luxe satin from PTI. This was such a unique sketch to work with! I had a blast at the Unity release party last night too!!! Make sure you check back soon for another round of Mommy and Me stamping . . . *wink*