Don’t you just love Challenges? I know I do! You are given a sketch to follow. You choose the paper, stamps, inks, etc. that you want to use on your card, scrapbook page, etc., and then you go to town!
I made this card for the Paper Players Sketch Challenge #65 this week.
The card is made out of More Mustard, Whisper White, Garden Green Card Stock, and Pear Pizzazz Designer Series Paper. The flowers are from the Simply Soft Stamp Set and the sentiment is from the bottom half of the “S” is for sympathy stamp in theOccasions Alphabet. (This alphabet set not only has all the letters, but as a sentiment to go with each one. You also get 26 sentiments that can be used separately! It’s on page 171 Stampin’ Up’s 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalog.)
Want to know how I got that small oval for the sentiment? I stamped the image on a scrap of Whisper White CS and punched with the Stampin’ Up! Scallop Oval Punch!
Because the punch is way too big for what I wanted, I had to make some adjustments.
Here’s how you do it:
After stamping the sentiment, place the card stock into the punch sideways with the words close to the right-hand side of the punch.
Then adhere the punched piece to a Post-it Note or a larger piece of card stock with a removable glue dot or tape to hold it. (This makes it easier to get the small piece lined up in the punch.) Place it back into the punch so that the words are close to the other end and the scallops in the middle are centered. Punch again and Whaa-laa, easy peasy!
To make the mat for it, adhere your punched out piece to a scrap of Garden Green Card Stock and do the same thing over. I just punch it a little bit larger.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry