Saturday, May 1, 2010

Best Wishes and Roses

I only realised today that I hadn't thought at all about this week's Card Positioning Systems sketch challenge - and thought, if I could, combining it with the My Grafico challenge this week would solve all my problems!

Best Wishes and Roses

I punched out the roses using my supposed 1.5" square punch which, in actual fact, is 1" square... someone sure screwed up in the punch factory that day!

I don't know how it happened, but when I stamped on my scratch paper my sentiment stamped fine... and then when I stamped on the card the bottom of the s of 'wishes' and most of the 'w' were paler than the rest of the sentiment. It looked weird the way that it was, so I got out the plain ol' black sharpie and filled in the gaps. It looks a little strange, but better than it did.

Digital stamp tip: I print all of my pictures out on ordinary A4 copy paper and then use a photocopier to get them onto the paper I want, in this case my Monte Marte sketch pad. I've found this paper deals really well with watercolouring so I use it often. The toner won't smudge or smear when wet like my inkjet printer does.
I don't throw away the pages I use to copy from - I use them again and again. It saves trees as well as time!

Size of card: C6 (A5 folded in half)

Card/Paper - Quill cardstock, Optix paper "Tula Pink", Monte Marte sketch pad
Ink - Versafine "Black Onyx", Toner
Stamp - "Roses and Posies" Stamps by Sarah Paris, Kaisercraft sentiment
Embellishments - watercolours, Victoria Spencer ribbon
Tools - Fiskars paper trimmer, Zig H20 pen, Bostik glue tape, Sullivan's 1.5" punch (which is actually 1")

Challenges: CPS#164 and MyGrafico #46 'Punch out Crime'


  1. oh this is beautiful, love what you did with flower set, so cute!
    thanks for playing with MyGrafico

  2. Great take on the sketch! Love the pretty colours you picked, and if you hadn't mentioned touching up the sentiment I wouldn't have noticed :)

  3. Thank you for your kind words, I guess I obsess needlessly about these things ;)

  4. super card, love your colors!! thanks for playin at MyGrafico


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