Saturday, July 25, 2009

Good Morning Stampers! On behalf of the Stamping 411 operators, I'm proud to bring you another episode of Sketch Challenge Saturday! There are certainly some GORGEOUS creations from our team this morning with this fun sketch!

I should also tell you that convention is coming in two weeks, and that week, I think ALL of us will be in Salt Lake City taking in the newest products and techniques at the stampin up yearly convention. Please be patient if the post is late that week :)

So ~ Let's get down to measurements! Here is one interpretation of how the measurements could work for this card.

Layer 1: Start by taking a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, score it down the middle at 4 1/4". Then turn your paper and cut at 5 1/2"
Note: by scoring first, you yield two card bases that are scored. If you're doing a lot of cards this saves you some work by getting half of the scoring out of the way.
Layer 2: Cut your second layer 5 1/4" x 4 and layer it on top of your "base" layer
Layer 3: Try using DSP (designer series paper) for this layer. If you start with a 12 x 12, and cut at 5 1/4" then you can cut at one inch intervals. One piece of 12 x 12 would yield about 26 (1" x 5 1/4") pieces. This is a great value!

For your focal point, the size of layers 4 and 5 will depend on your stamp size. Again, try measuring your block of wood for your top layer, then make a matte for it that's a 1/4" bigger on two sides (to make an 1/8"th of an inch border) For example if your wood measures 3" x 2 3/4". that would be your #5 layer, and then, your 4th layer would be 3 1/4" x 3". I hope that makes sense! :) Here's what our operators are up to this morning.

Saturday Sketch Challenge Participants
1. Tanja
2. Sue
3. Cindy Rio
4. Jennie M
5. Heidi
6. Joyce W
7. Kay Kalthoff
8. Yapha
9. Jaydee
10. Libby
11. Diana Eichfeld
12. Sharon Carr
13. Krista Visser-Driessen
14. Janelle Lavelle
15. Cheri G
16. Ali Manning
17. Paula
18. Tammy Fite
19. Tiffany Bauer
20. Gina

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  1. I can't believe I'm first to post. I'm amazed at the beautiful work I've found here. I'll be back to check out what everyone's done!

  2. Thanks for another challenge. My card is on my blog. You ladies are all very talented! TFS

  3. Love your simple designs and how you can keep it simple, or make it complex if you want to! Thanks again for the inspiration!

  4. I love these sketch challenges! You keep it nice and simple . . . this is going to be a great resource for me when I need to come up with customer projects! Thank you for all you do!]

  5. My first sketch challenge! I like your simple but inspiring sketches, and because i needed two cards in a hurry, this really helped speed up the design process for me.

  6. I'm working on ideas for Christmas, and this sketch was perfect!!!