Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge #175

Hello everyone and welcome to a new Saturday Sketch Challenge from the Stamping 411 Operators!

This week's sketch may look a little more complicated than usual but it's really not ... you just need to break it down into pieces and you'll see how easy it is. We hope you'll try your hand at it this week.

I'm going to give you measurements for my (flower) card below, but I suggest you visit the individual operator blogs if you are looking for more info about their cards.

  1. Layer One -- Peach Parfait Cardstock cut at 5.5 x 8.5", scored and folded to form a card base.
  2. Layer Two -- Poppy Parade Cardstock cut at 4 x 5.25". Run through the Big Shot with the Impressions Folder to emboss.
  3. Layer Three (DSP strips) -- cut at 3/4 x 4". Use your Grid Paper to space the strips evenly on the card.
  4. Layer Four -- Lattice Die Cut made of Whisper White Cardstock.
  5. Layer Five -- flowers and swirly leaves and stems
  6. Layer Six -- Sentiment stamped on Whisper White Cardstock and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch.
  7. Layer Seven -- Inside of Card -- whisper White cardstock cut at 4 x 5.25". I placed another flower and swirl on the inside to dress the card up a bit!

Does the thought of cutting your card stock using measurements baffle you? Well, you can check out the most awesome post on how to read a ruler written by the very lovely and talented Lee Conrey, by clicking here.

As with EVERY week, our sketches are just a starting point for your creativity. if you need to change it out, do so! Let your imagination do the rest!

Now, I know you've been anxiously waiting. Here are your operator cards for this week....

Tiffany Bauer

Selene Kempton

Connie Babbert

Lee Conrey

Patti Chesky

Now it's your turn! Never played with us before?? Well, it's easy! Sky's the limit! Here's what you do:
  1. Make a card
  2. Post it online somewhere to your blog or other online forum
  3. Post a link to the free linky tool below (please point the link to your post and NOT just your blog)
  4. Have some fun and leave comments for each other (and for the operators if you like their work). ~ Everyone loves comments!

We hope you join us this week and play along with this sketch! But don't delay our links will close at 8AM on Thursday morning Eastern Standard Time.


  1. awesome sketch and cards! can't wait to try this one!

  2. Great Sketch this week - thanks ldies for great inspiration too x

  3. Wonderful sketch gave lot of room for the image. I had fun playing along. Great work from the DT and congratulations to last weeks winners. ;)

  4. Lovely sketch. Wonderful DT projects!

  5. What beautiful cards you all have created. You are so talented and thanks so much for the inspiration.

  6. Sadly I missed the cut off for this challenge but you can see my card here