Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 209

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Once the weather turns summery I always have a hard time bringing myself to stay inside and spend some quality time in my stamp room.  I like to be outside with the sun on my face and there always seems to be a weed or two, or a million, that need pulling up!  So today after doing some yardwork outside, I found that I had time to wander inside and make a card for the Stamping 411 sketch challenge.

I love a sketch that has big, bold geometric designs like this.  I decided to pair it with the Utah Divas International color challenge to use Early Espresso, Rose Red, Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink.

I'm not sure why, but when I see these particular colors together I want to do a little distressing.  So I very lightly distressed the edges of all the layers including the round ones with some Early Espresso.  I used the sentiment from the soon to be retired Simple Friendship stamp set.  This is one of the sets that I consider to be a keeper because the butterly stamp included in the set is absolutely gorgeous and there's no way I'm giving it up!
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9 Responses to “Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge 209”

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Wonderfully rich colors here Jen and great job with the sketch. Love it.

Kim O'Connell said...

I love this color combo! Love all your distressing!

Erna said...

love your card Jen!

Selene Kempton said...

mmmmm... Absolutely gorgeous! I love how clean and simple it is, and the colors just make me happy! Thanks for playing along this week!

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Connie Babbert said...

Love the CAS look to this! Great job!

Patti Chesky said...

Love the clean lines and fabulous colors!

Tiffany Bauer said...

I dig this color combo!! And I just love all your creations, always such clean lines!!

Kris McIntosh said...

Gorgeous card. Congratulations on making the Stampers Showcase this week.