Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #132: Kiss Kiss

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hi Blog Friends! Happy Tuesday! Ready for a challenge? Well, Tuesday Morning Sketches has another good one for you. It's sponsored by Paper Pretties, and they have some seriously cute stamps--both clear and digital. Just wait until you see the digi stamp I used today--I guarantee it will make you smile!


Isn't this Q-Pig digi stamp sweet? Are you smiling yet? I colored this little fella with Copics, added Stickles to his wings and hearts, and a drop of Liquid Pearls to his arrowhead.


Now, here's the sketch that Theresa came up with for us this week:


And, my finished card:


The text on the two hearts was typed in Word and printed on transparencies to make rub-ons. The scalloped heart die cuts were white paper that I stamped with a beautiful Lacier Heart stamp by Inkadinkado. They look a little orange in the photo, but in real life they're red. Even so, now that the card is finished, I wish I'd stamped them in a pinker shade.

The "Kiss Kiss" sentiment is embossed duct tape (of course, I first stuck the tape to cs before embossing). I used the same embossing folder as I did on the bg paper. I used a Copic marker to color the letters. Boy, those markers come in handy.

I made the pleated ribbon by taping the pleats to the cardstock first, then I stitched a line right down the middle.

The bg is white cs that I dry embossed, then I sponged Spun Sugar Distress Ink lightly across the raised areas. I've been hearing that leaving the cs in the embossing folder while sponging helps to keep the ink on the raised parts and off the recessed parts. Guess what? It's true! If you haven't tried it that way, give it a go. I think you'll be please with the result.


The Q-Pig, hearts, and Kiss Kiss sentiment are all popped up with foam dots. You can see the layers in the photo above.

And, here's a peek at the inside:



So, there you have it. Now, be sure to click over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches site to see the rest of the Design Team's fabulous creations, then make your own project and direct link it up there with the Inlinkz Widget.  One name will be randomly chosen to win something fun from Paper Pretties! And, you know you want it to be you! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and have a glorious week!

~Hugs,

 
Stamps: Q-Pig (Paper Pretties); Lacier Heart (Inkadinkadoo); Scroll (Studio G); I Love You (Craftsmart)
Ink: Copic markers; Distress Ink; Colorbox
Dies: Big Scalloped Ovals Sm, Ironwork Accents, Classic Hearts, Classic Scalloped Hearts (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Love is in the Air embossing folder (Cuttlebug); ribbon (Berwick); Stickles; Liquid Pearls; Shimmer Spritz; silver duct tape; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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8 comments :

Carla S. said...

Very cute card, Cheryl! I love the embossed background and adorable image! Very creative additions!

Heather Jensen said...

So cute Cheryl. I love your sentiment frame. :)

hugs~

Marie said...

You're right...grinning from ear to ear! He's a real cute Cupid. Love every one of the techniques that you used on this one little card...too many to count. Beautiful eye candy on every single inch of this card.

Jessica G. said...

Cute, cute card! Love those hearts, such a perfect spin on the sketch and tie in to the image! Gorgeous frilly border, too!!

Dawn said...

Wow Cheryl! The embossed duct tape idea is so cool. Love your card, especially the yummy ribbon.

Theresa said...

Fabulous card - duct tape and all!! Amazing work as always.

Melissa Craig said...

This card is sooo darn cute, it made me giggle. Love it!

Angela said...

Your cupid pig is adorable...love it!