Friday, January 14, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge #186

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

Today's sketch uses a simple technique that we sometimes forget about -- tearing! Tearing your cardstock or DSP adds great interest and texture and is a fast, easy and very inexpensive way to dress up a card or project!

Here's one possible set of measurements that you might use for this sketch:

  1. Layer One -- Cardbase cut at 5.5 x 8.5", scored and folded
  2. Layer Two -- Cardstock cut at 4 x 5.25"
  3. Layer Three -- Cardstock of DSP cut at 4" wide and torn at approximately 4"
  4. Layer Four -- DSP cut at 2.5 x 3.5"
  5. Layer Five -- Cardstock cut at 2.25 x 3.25"

Okay! Are you ready for some inspiration from your Stamping 411 Operators? Here you go ...

Lee Conrey

Patti Chesky

Kerin Sylvester

Tiffany Bauer

Have we inspired you to try this sketch on your own? We hope so! We can't wait to see what you create this week! Once you've created your project, taken pictures and posted them on your blog or other Public Forum, come back and leave your link below! We're waiting to see your creations!
Thanks everyone ... and Happy Stamping!


  1. What a wonderful sketch this week and of course amazing samples! You girls are the best!

  2. Awesome site! Love all the how to's!! Thanks for a fun sketch!!

  3. Thanks for yet another great sketch to help get my creativity going!