Card Sketch meets Dream Gardens

Happy Saturday and welcome to another Sketch Challenge with the Utah Divas. Today, we're on sketch 114 - that's a lot of sketches! There are so many options with this sketch. Imagine flowers of different sizes in place of the circles or perhaps stamped images from our Circle Circus stamp set. Or maybe Christmas ornaments if you are still making Christmas cards or projects? For me, I was still salivating over my lunch - sushi - and I let it inspire me to make this card.
Yes, once again inspired by food! I'm a mess, I know...
Here's how I played with this sketch:
  • The main components stayed in place; no flipping or moving things on the sketch (this time...)
  • This beautifully garbed woman's silhouette image replaces the large circle in the sketch.
  • The dream symbol needed a little extra "somethin'" to help it command attention, so I added just 3 Metallic Brads to emphasize the circle.
  • The long vertical band is stamped and heat embossed with blossoms from our Eastern Blooms stamp set. Using clear embossing powder kept the blooms subtle, but you can give them more va-va-voom by adding Stampin' Pastels, colored embossing powder or by stamping them with a colored ink. After all, we do have 46 colors to choose from!
Thank you for stopping by today! To see more projects based on this sketch, be sure to visit the UDI blog or click here to be directed to Alisa's blog. Have a great weekend!
Dream Gardens

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Dream Gardens
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, VersaMark
Paper: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Tools and Embellishments: Clear embossing powder, Heat Tool, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Metallic Brads, Paper Piercing Tool

Couldn't leave it out... here's the 2nd stamp set, too!
Eastern Blooms

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  1. very nice. . . quietly elegant and the brads do just finish it off. love it. xox

  2. Love those added brads! Great work with the sketch.

  3. The brads are absolutely perfect!

  4. I love your take on the sketch! Beautiful colors and embellishments.

  5. Adriana, this is beautiful! (I have this set too and don't use it often enough. I can't wait to see your next food inspired creation!) I love those added brads and the subtle embossing on the long panel. This is a fabulous use of the sketch.

  6. Those little brads make the card!

  7. Very pretty! Those are great colors together.

  8. I love the brads outlining the circle punch!

  9. Lovely card, Adriana! Very elegant.


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