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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge - SQSC20

Here's another great sketch challenge from Stampin' Queen's Design Team.  These wonderful and creative gals keep coming up with great challenges that allow you room to add your own touches without going over the top. 

I am so loving the beautiful stamp sets in the Occasions Mini catalogue. They have that wonderful romantic vintage look that I adore.  I hope you've had an opportunity to explore them too!  If not just click here or on the Occasions Mini Catalogue button on my sidebar to view the PDF version of the catalogue. 

I couldn't miss this opportunity to create a Thank You card using two of my new "favourite" sets, Tea Shoppe (#125547) from Shelli Gardner's Signature Collection and Take It To Heart (#125522).
Tea Shoppe #125547, from Shelli Gardner's Signature Collection

Take It To Heart #125522

Edgelits Adorning Accents #12522
And here is my card:
I chose a piece of DSP from the now retired Spice Cake papers.  I love the petite flower design and how it lends a more vintage feel to the card.  It must be winter as I'm tending to go to darker colours for my stamping and really find the Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede cardstocks meet this need.  

These 3 tiny tea cups are from the Tea Shoppe Set.  I stamped them in Soft Suede on a Very Vanilla medium sized framelit and then dry embossed the small hearts on either side of the cups with the new Edgelits Adorning Accents embossing folder.   To add interest I restamped the tea cups, heat embossed them and then fussy cut out just the cup portion and mounted them with dimensionals on the original stamped image.  I sponged Soft Suede ink around the Framelit to give it some depth.

The Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon and bow  are punched up a notch with the addition of a Pretties kit hat pin and jewels.  I've also added some basic pearls to the beautiful label from the Take It To Heart set.  I've double cut the label in Soft Suede and in Very Vanilla Cardstock and mounted it with dimensionals.  This has to be my new favourite stamp for displaying sentiments. 

I kept the inside simple so a message can be added .  The only element is a fussy cut of the large tea cup which was stamped in Soft Suede and heat Embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  It's mounted on Dimensionals.

Hope you like this card, I'd love to hear from you.  If you're interested in purchasing any of the new products shown above just click on my "Shop Now" button on my blog sidebar and it will take you to my Stampin' Up! website and shopping  cart.


Eileen Lang said...

Beautiful card Penny. I placed my mini order the 1st of January and can't wait to get my new items. I will definitely be coming back to your blog for inspiration.

Dale Morin said...

Great card. Love the colors. Great job on the challenge also. I need to start doing some of these!

Denise Sahrmann said...

I love vintage cards and this one is all that and a bag of chips. Very nicely done I will be casing as soon as I get this stamp set.
Thanks for sharing.

Annie Lee said...

Wow, that's such a pretty card for a great sketch!

Sharon said...

Penny, well, you have created quite a gorgeous card! and I LOVE it! when I first saw that tea stamp set, I wasn't sure about the purchase, but good golley lady! you have made such a wonderful card, I just may have to buy it!
thanks so much for your kind words and thank you for playing along with us @ SQSC. Good luck on the challenge.

Yolanda said...

That is such a beautiful card and everything goes so well together. You did a great job! TFS.

LisaLisa said...

Oh My Gosh! This is so pretty! You have given me another reason to love the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set!

Shari Winterstein said...

This card is gorgeous! Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Kathryne said...

Absolutely stunning card Penny!
I can not believe I have never followed your site {smacks head}
I am following you now though

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love it!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stampin' Queens Blog!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! Your beautiful card has been choosen to be featured on Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge this week as a Spotlight card for the SQSC 20 Challenge! Thank you so much for playing! I cannot wait to see what you create this week! You can pick up your "I have been featured" badge at this link : http://gettincrafty.typepad.com/stampin_queens_sketch_cha/2012/01/sqsc-20-spotlights.html