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I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for almost two years now, and when I signed up it was just for the starter kit and discount on products........ I never imagined it would snowball into being a business like it has. I am a new Mummy to my little boy, Isaac, who is almost four months old now. I am spending my maternity leave enjoying watch him grow up, becoming his own little person, and also trying to build my business up. Stampin' Up! have amazing products and I would love to share my crafting passion with as many people as possible. I am always putting through orders, so if you need anything, or just want some information or advise, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you want to try before you buy, then check out my classes and get booked on.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Stamping 411 - Sketch

When I saw this weeks Stamping 411 Sketch I couldn't wait to get started.
Straight away I knew I wanted to work with my Embossing Folders and I included three different ones on the card I made.

The first section (top left) was a piece of Lap of Luxury DSP that I ran through the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The second section (top right) was Very Vanilla card that I ran through the Lattice Square Embossing Folder.  I used my brayer first to ink the raised cross pattern on the embossing folder in Concord Crush ink.  I love this effect, though I did end up with inky fingers!
The bottom section was Very Vanilla card run through the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder and then I used a sponge dauber with Concord Crush ink the highlight the raised image.
I finally finished it all off my stamping the friends image from Cute by the Inch (Level 2 Hostess) in Concord Crush, punching it out with 1 1/4" Square Punch and mounting it on a piece of Pretty in Pink punched with the 1 1/2" Scallop Square.Everything was mounted onto a Pretty in Pink card base, the sentiment was added with Dimensionals.

The Details: 
Card / Paper - Pretty in Pink / Very Vanilla
Stamps / Ink - Cute by the Inch (Level 2 Hostess) / Concord Crush
Embellishments - None
Tools - Lattice Square, Perfect Polka Dot, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folders / 1 1/4" Square Punch / 1 1/2" Scallop Square Punch / Sponge Dauber / 2-Way Glue / Dimensionals / Trimmer / Stampin Scrub and Mist


  1. I've also created a card to enter into this sketch challenge! I will be posting it tomorrow! I love the use of all the different embossing folders! Lovely work as always! Amyxx

  2. Oh my gosh this is fabulous! I love how small the focal point is, and it really helps make way to showcase the gorgeous DSP. Really wonderful job! Thanks so much for playing along this week.

  3. This is so pretty Julie! Kind of smoky and intriguing. Love the little stamped image as well.
    Thanks for playing along.

  4. Love the different textures you've used! Very "antique" looking!

  5. Very pretty!! Love all the texture!!

  6. This is absolutely wonderful. Love all the textures

  7. Lovely card and congratulations on being featured in this weeks Stampers Showcase.