Thursday, August 30, 2007

True Friend Sketch Challenge

I don't get to do the challenges on splitcoaststampers very often, but this week I've managed to do 2! Every Wednesday, a new sketch is posted, and the challenge is to create a card using that layout. I decided to use True Friend again for this challenge.

Here is the original sketch and my interpretation.

My card base is Really Rust cardstock. The striped designer paper is from the new Apple Cider series available in the Holiday mini. I went back and forth on this paper so many times before I preordered it, but I'm so glad I did. It is great with the True Friend set and sets a fall mood so well.

For the middle layer, I stamped the small flower from True Friend in River Rock on River Rock cardstock and added a piece of Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon. As I've heard from several others, the Chocolate Chip Taffeta isn't as dark as what I might have expected, but I really like the way it looks and the texture it gives the card (versus grosgrain).

For the focal image, I inked the larger flower stamp with Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, and Garden Green markers. The sentiment is from Happy Harmony, one of the 2007 Sell-A-Bration sets. The whole piece was then wheeled with the Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel in River Rock and sponged with River Rock and Really Rust. The final piece is the Everything definition from Define Your Life along with a couple of Vintage brads. All of the pieces are layered on Chocolate Chip cardstock.

I really like the way this turned out, so I think it might be the winner for my Thanksgiving cards this year. We'll see!

Stamps: True Friend, Define Your Life, Happy Harmony
Cardstock: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Whisper White & Apple Cider Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, River Rock
Markers: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Other: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Brads


Beth said...

What a beautiful card! I love the Apple Cider DSP with the True Friend set. Great job with the sketch!

Ann said...

Great card. I love all your layers!

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card! I can't wait to get this set and paper. Great use of the definition too - "definitely" a good combination for a Thanksgiving card!

Stacey said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card!