So I got a little carried away with the sketch challenge this week. I made 3 cards today with it. It was a perfect sketch to easily incorporate some patterned paper (which I have a hard time with). And I had tons of scraps of pretty papers from all the frames I have done. What a perfect way to use some of them up!

First I did this elegant Easy Elegance card. Like I said, if this set is out on my table (which it still was from this weekend) then I use it. I just can’t stop. I should put it away. Anyway, I stamped the flower multiple times using a blender pen dipped in cranberry crisp reinker and a mellow moss marker to ink it up. I sponged creamy caramel around the edges and put the sentiment on in chocolate chip. I used Basic Grey Blush paper leftover from mamak’s journal. I tied chocolate chip ribbon onto a pewter swirl clip and stamped paisley on the cranberry cardstock using versamark. I love background stamps, but I almost always use them with versamark. I like them to be the background, not the focus.

Then I decided to do a more whimsical card with a little sparkle. So I got a scrap of Basic Grey Gypsy paper leftover from a frame and used the Simply Said stamp set. I don’t think I’ve used any of the other florals from that set aside from this one. I just love it. And, both the Gypsy paper and this stamp, scream for glitter. So I used my 2 way glue pen and traced the flowers on the paper and glittered those. Then I glittered the flowers on the stamped image as well. I punched the ticket corner punch and put some of the cute colored brads in the corners. I still have tons of ribbon that I dyed with reinkers a few months ago, so I had some cool caribbean to match it. Both of these cards used sentiments from A Muse, I love their sentiment stamps!

Well….I didn’t intend to do another, but there were 10 minutes left of Grey’s Anatomy so I threw a quick one together. This uses another scrap of Basic Grey’s Blush paper. And my other favorite, cool caribbean. Jackie G got me the Wishing You the Best Ronald McDonald SU set as part of my Secret Sister gift so I had to break that out for this one. I stamped it in cool caribbean and then colored the flower in with a pretty in pink marker. Then layered it on a chocolate chip circle and popped it up on dimensionals. Super quick card, but I think it’s pretty cute.
So that’s my sketch challenge day!