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Diva Sketch Challenge 54

Good Morning .. its another sunny Saturday here in Sydney and I’m posting early today as I have a Stamp A Stack this afternoon.

DSC54I love doing these sketches!

I find that with a sketch you can do just about anything with it – youre not limited to colours or stamp sets or themes and as soon as I saw this one I knew exactly what ‘stamp’ I was going to use just not what colours or papers etc.

I sorted my cards out the other day and found I’ve only made 23 Christmas cards – apart from those I carry in my work trolley to demonstrations and I probably have another 12 or so there. So I figured I’d make some more Christmas cards to show you and here is the card I made for this Sketch.

DSC54LPJBlogIt has very little stamping on it and so quick and easy to make! I think I’ll be making a few more of these between now and December!

I’ve just used the Peace Love Joy stamp from Occassional Greetings stamp set and stamped it in Ridinghood Red and embossed it.

Now you might say “how do you emboss with the Dye/Classic Ink pads? well … you ink your stamp up in versamark first then ink again on the colour you want. Stamp your image as you normally would and cover with clear embossing powder, shake of excess and heat with your heat gun.

Inking up your stamp with versamark with not hurt your classic pad as it is a clear embossig pad and the embossing powder with cling to the versamark you’ve just used – you just need to remember to clean your stamp before doing these steps again or else you’ll end up with a red patterened versamark pad!

To choose the colours of cardstock for my card I just go buy the colours in the Designer Series Paper pack that I’ve used. With this card I’ve used the Ski Slope DSP and I just love the Baja Breeze with the Real Red!  This pack finishes at the end of November as does all the other gorgeous items in the Spring Mini Catalogue so if there is anything you want or ‘need‘ then please contact me today so you dont miss out!

Hope you like this card as much as I do!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Dotty

    I gave out some of my Christmas cards yesterday already as we had our last BC Craft Day for the year! Now I have to work quickly to make many many more! Your card is very nice.

    13 November, 2009 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Ruthieb

    I love this card! I always get a giggle because it comes through on Friday here and then I have to remember you are a day ahead!

    1 November, 2009 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Michelle Hoffman

    Beautiful card, Leonie! It is very elegant and so pretty.

    1 November, 2009 at 3:22 am
  • Reply carol marbach (udi)

    gorgeous leonie!!!! i really miss these “in colors.” great job on the sketch.

    xoxo

    1 November, 2009 at 12:01 am
  • Reply Lynda

    Beautiful Card Leonie. Thanks for the coloured embossing tip too. I love the wow factor of simple cards and this is a great example. You are ahead of me however…I have 4 Chrissy cards done and a BUCKET load to go!! LOL!!

    31 October, 2009 at 8:02 am
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