Friday, June 8, 2012

June Blog Hop, a Sketch Challenge





Welcome to the June edition of the Hoppers' Blog Hop.  This month we're been tasked to use a sketch challenge.  Tina Davis, one of the Hoppers designed the sketch.  She's also got some blog candy: a pack of the Everyday Elegance cards!  Those cards are so handy to have when you need to make a quick card.

Here's my card:
I decided to use the new stamp set called Make a Cake along with some designer series paper called Patio Party.  I earned both of them for recruiting a new team member during Sale-a-Bration.  Stampin' Up! does a great job at rewarding its demonstrators.

Here's the original sketch: http://api.ning.com/files/s-pB3DYkJSBBG*CIRMlwzZPbmGDbdiAdfXzIBjijmOCvhMMcjiMSe7h8QuyA3FBoHKRnDsgnf1F9QG7BEczlha-KugMWwuqU/hoppersjunesketch_bytinadavis.jpg

Of course, I couldn't stop at one card!  I punched four flowers using the Blossom punch using Daffodil Delight card stock, then I separated each flower to get two layers,  It takes a little time to soften the card stock with a bone folders, but it is so worth the time.  (Fellow demonstrator Cathy Parlitsis has a video on her blog on how to make these Blossom flowers.)  The only ink I used on this card was to sponge the edges of the petals in Tangerine Tango.



Stamps: Make a Cake, Itty Bitty Banners/ none
Paper: Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Patio Party designer series paper/ Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Floral District dsp,
Ink: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit/ Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Dimensionals/ Blossoms punch,  Stampin' Dimensionals

Here is a link to everyone's blogs.  Happy Hopping!



Happy Stamping!

Susan

13 comments:

Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

I love both your cards. The flower is great. I'll have to check out that video.

Michelle Clarke said...

Love both of your cards Susan, love the flower, so summery! TFS!

Elaine U. said...

Oh! Super cute, Susan!! I love Make a Cake too; it's so easy to layer. I like your color combos especially!! Both cards are so happy. :)

Helen Gullett said...

I love the flower! :D it makes your card totally cute

Margaret said...

Two fabulous cards! Love the flower! The tangerine really gave it some depth!!

bensarmom said...

Susan, your cards are just beautiful. I love the flower and will check out the video. Thanks for posting this.

Melissa said...

I like how you turned the layout for your first card. It looks great that way. And...the flower is beautiful. Love them both.

lisa808 said...

So fun to having matching paper & stamps.

Texas Howdy said...

very neat card. Simple is great at times and you did it well.

Gwen said...

Love the flower. I will have to try that.

KatheD said...

These are both great cards, Susan! The Make a Cake on Patio Party looks so polished. I especially love the flower - I've seen them lots of places, but this color combination with the sponging is striking!

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

Wow! You really nailed that flower :)

mbchoj said...

Very pretty cards. LOve the flower. will need to watch video and try it.
mbchoj at aol.com