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Friday, February 22, 2008

A {Groovy} Sketch For You To Try

Are you asking yourself, 'It's Saturday already'? Why, yes--yes it is!! Has this been as short a week for ya'll as it has been for me? I don't know what happened. It just flew by, but now it's time for Jen's A Sketch For You To Try (hey, I busted a rhyme)! So yesterday, when I sat down (finally) to make this card, I truly had "nothin". And about this point, some of you are agreeing, I'm sure! Ha!! Yes, this is not my usual style, but I wanted to try something a little different. That little arrow of Tim Holtz Grungeboard had been staring at me for about 3 weeks, daring me to make something with him (I got it for my birthday)! So drawing a little inspiration from Kim Hughes and Julia Stainton, I went to work. Not sure if I like the's kind of like getting a new hairstyle and you're not quite sure if it really "works" for you! I want you to play with this sketch and see what you come up with (upload to SCS and use keyword, SFYTT). BUT, just in case this card doesn't do anything for ya (totally understandable), lucky for you here are Shannan's and Carole's cards, too (oh, another rhyme)!

TIP: Use up large pieces of unloved printed cardstock by using the white backside for matting larger panels on your cards. The white layer on this card is actually some yellow rubber ducky paper on the reverse side!

Stamps: Purpose Silhouette Flowers and Sentiment (smARTworks pg. 73) Polka Dot BG (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Palette Noir, White Craft
Paper: River Rock, Pumpkin Pie, White, DP--Basic Grey and Creative Cafe (Grid Paper)
Other: Horizontal Slot Punch, Double Stitched Blue Ribbon, Tim Holtz Grungeboard Arrow, Felt Flower (Creative Cafe), CM Large and Mini Circle Punch, Brad (7Gypsies), Sponge


  1. Susan -
    I really like your card! I think it looks great! I love trying new things, but I agree with your new hair style analogy. Yours is a winner!!

  2. I think it totally works, Susan! And I LOVE the tip -- such a great idea! We need to get together soon -- are you up for a stamping retreat at Lake Texoma this summer? And hopefully the Arlington swap will be posted soon. HUGS!

  3. Thanks for leaving me a comment on one of my projects on SCS!!! Great card!!!

  4. great sketch and a great boy card!! love the combination of papers you chose.

  5. It may be a departure from your usual style, but I LOVE it!! It's got an artsy and sophisticated look to me.

  6. Well, Susan, I love this card! The color combo is very dynamic with the touch of blue, and I think the way you stamped your image was nothing short of genius!

  7. Great card. I love how you used the grungeboard. :)

  8. I really like this card. In fact, it is my favorite of all the SFYTT cards this week!! Great job!

  9. I LOVE the look of this card!!!

  10. FUn card--how fun it is to make a card a bit different than your normal style! You did a great job too..loving that arrow!


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