Thursday, November 19, 2009

PPA17: A Merry Sketch

Today we are featuring my favorite challenge at Pals Paper Arts: A Sketch Challenge! Sketches provide such a great jumping-off point for me.

This particular sketch provided me with an opportunity to use the new Merry Details Sizzlit from the Holiday Mini. This sizzlit coordinates beautifully with the Berry Christmas stamp set (also used on this card).

Some tips:
  • For the scallop squares, I used the "Sweet Little Baby" image from Cute & Cuddly. I simply used an Old Olive SU marker on just the outer scallop, stamped it and snipped it out.
  • Both the Very Vanilla squares and bird were popped up using dimensionals.
  • Squares of Chocolate Chip give a very narrow mat to the vanilla for some added interest.

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Stamps: Cute & Cuddly (113682), Berry Christmas (116509)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Old Olive (100702), Real Red (102482), Chocolate Chip (102128)
Accessories: Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit (115696), Merry Details Sizzlit (116823), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Sleigh Bells Ribbon (116795)


myoopsadaisy said...

Adorable card Carrie. I love the Merry Details Sizzlit.

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, so pretty, Carrie! Love the colors and your take on the sketch. Great job!

Robyn said...

Love this card! The colors are perfect.

Kim said...

Love those little birds :) Great job with the sketch, love the interpretation!

Mary Fish said...

Isn't this the sweetest sketch! Love your cut out and layered birds. I'll bet you enjoyed writing up your post in the new format. Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

I like the narrow mat and the way you highlighted the edges of the scalloped squares.

....Linda.... said...

Your little red birds are adorable - cute cute cute! oh wait I need one more - cute!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your birds. Terrific idea for the sketch. Hugs,

Melissa said...

Adorable! This is such a fresh idea! You always create something I never would have thought of! Thanks for all your inspiration!

This is very merry!

Kris Kilcoyne said...


Great way to use the dies!

Margaret Moody said...

Your card is so cute, Carrie! I love the little red birds and the great polka dotted paper! Love the scalloped squares in Old Olive, too! Great job with the challenge!

Ann Schach said...

This is so cute, Carrie! I love the little bird! Great colors, too!

Martha said...

Love your take on the sketch. I esp. like those cute trees in the corner!