I like to use sketches for scrapbooking (hmm, what's scrapbooking....yes, I STILL need to print 2008's photos) and for stamping cards, too. Mojo Monday - The Blog is a site with great card sketches every Monday.
Here is my card for Mojo Monday Week 74. I used my new stamp set Cheep Talk with some fun new paper Good Morning Sunshine. I love the colors in this designer series paper pack - Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron and Pacific Point.
I used an Old Olive card base and layered a piece of the Good Morning Sunshine dsp onto a Chocolate Chip mat. I followed the sketch pretty closely with my layers and mats of Chocolate Chip and more papers from the Good Morning Sunshine pack. The chubby bird from Cheep Talk is inked in Pacific Point ink and then I wiped off his beak and legs. I re-inked them with the brush tip of my Pumpkin Pie marker - although I think Really Rust would make me happier next time. I stamped him sitting on this Old Olive branch with one of the sentiments stamped in Pacific Point as well.
I wrapped a piece of the So Saffron 5/8" Grosgrain (one of the two-roll FREE Sale-A-Bration Ribbon Bundle!) around the main image. I made a loop from a shorter piece of ribbon and secured it with Sticky Strip. Then an even shorter piece of the ribbon is wrapped around the loop and the ribbon strip and secured, again with Sticky Strip. For the Circle embellishment, I punched out one of the pears from a piece of the designer series paper with my 1 1/4" Circle Punch and layered it onto a 1 3/8" Circle Punch of Chocolate Chip card stock. I tucked it under the ribbon bow and added two stacked Stampin' Dimensionals under the bottom of it to secure it.
For the inside of this card, I just layered a piece of Whisper White card stock with a strip of the Good Morning Sunshine DSP and an inked image of the pear and leaf from Cheep Talk.
Stamps: Cheep Talk
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie Marker
Accessories: So Saffron 5/8" SAB Ribbon, Sticky Strip, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals