Monday, February 4, 2008

Technostamper Sketch 3 - Cracked Glass & Vanilla Double

Happy Monday! Mondays are saved for the Technostamper Sketch Challenge -- this is week #3. I like Mary Jo Price-Williams' sketch so much today that I created TWO!

Today's sketch, shown at the bottom of the post, uses circles as the focal point of the design. In my versions, I used the same Designer Paper (SU Outlaw DSP, retired) and stamp set (SU True Friend) in both designs. I am amazed at how different these two cards look using the same materials!

The circles on the card on the right features Cracked Glass from the February 2007 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. In addition, the sage background is double-stamped using the Vanilla Double technique from the October 2005 issue of the Newsletter. It is subtle in my scan, but it is there.

I apologize to you for the scans rather than pictures. I would have been able to catch more of the cracked glass had I been able to photograph them -- but it is gloomy here again and the low-light and flash were just not cutting it : )

The card on the left uses the Vanilla Double technique for the cocoa brown bottom portion. I think the technique shows up a bit better on the scan with the darker color.

Would you like to play along? Here is the sketch -- have fun!
Stamps: ©Stampin' Up! True Friend
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Sage Shadow
Paper: Outlaw DSP, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Markers: Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Other: Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Brads, Metal Placque (unknown), Circle punches, Label Punch, Decorative Scissors
PS: My spellchecker still does not work!!!! Please excuse my typos...or let me know and I will fix them!


MJ said...

I so wish we still had that paper! I love both your cards this week Pat. I am shocked at what a great job everyone has done -- I thought it was a bit of a difficult but fun sketch. I especially love your first one. I love the tab punch with the brads -- great idea. I too am amazed at how different they look using the same set and paper. Great comparison. Thanks so much for playing. Oh and I just noticed it is upside down! Brilliant.

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards Pat! I love the papers you used, those are some of my favorites!

rozie640 said...

I LOVE both of these card and finally bought the set. I anxiously await it's arrival this week. I have got to make that horse shoe card!!! It is one of those cards that is "manly yes, but girls like it too". Excellent job!

Stampin_Melissa said...

Your cards are beautiful Pat! I'm going to try out this sketch with one of the new techniques!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

what a great idea to turn the sketch upside down? I tried my sideways, but didn't think of upside down.
love both the cards

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Great cards, Pat. I was surprised to see the Outlaw paper go retired because everyone was using this delightful paper. The scan shows off the cracked glass quite nicely.

Claudia Perry said...

Great cards - I love those colors!

Kerry D-C said...

Have I mentioned that these are pulchritudinous?!

Kelly Acheson said...

Pat - these are gorgeous!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving both of these cards! (And still wondering wy our Outlaw Paper had to leave so quickly. Very cool huge scallops too!


Gerrie Johnnic said...

2 cool posts! Esp luv the brads on the punch on card 1, gotta use that!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Ooo, I love the western look on the thank U.

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