Jun 17 2010

Stamp Simply #144 – A Sketch Challenge

A Sketch Challenge – Today I’ve prepared a simple sketch for you to follow.  Go CAS or fancy it up as much as you like, just use this basic sketch.  Have fun and can’t wait to see all your creations!  Here’s the sketch:


Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime144 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge  anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!!

And be sure to Link to Mr. Linky below.

Check out the fab samples on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT:

 Julia Aston:  Create with Me - June Guest Designer 

Deb Neerman:  Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps 

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits 

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat.

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden  (AJ can’t play this week -take it easy, AJ!)

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color 

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover 

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And today I have a project to show you that I really enjoyed doing.  It’s not a card, but a display piece with an easel back. 


I used a sheet from a Webster’s Pages 6×6 Pad I just got in stock – it’s a triple pack collection — Seaside Retreat, Garden Gala & Nature’s Storybook.  I LOVE these Webster’s pages Petite Papers.  So fun and easy to work with and I love the size of the print/pattern!  I followed the sketch, but didn’t want to cut off any my sheet of paper, so I decided to go with a 6×6 display piece. I adhered my 6×6 sheet to the chipboard backing piece that comes in the paper pack – perfect!!!  Way down I’ll show how I made the easel back.  I accented with die cut corners made from the Cuttlebug Vintage Dies and Kaiser Pearls and I used Versa Fine Vintage Sepia Ink.  The sentiment is from a set by Wordsworth – Remembering Victor HugoAll the Wordworth sets I have in stock can be seen here.


 And for the vertical element in the sketch, I used two different ribbons.  My Ivory 1.25″ Silk  which has been tea dyed (bow made on the Bow Easy) and the pretty brown vintage looking lace is something new!  I just listed these cards of ribbon by Webster’s Pages to coordinate with their papers.  I have 3 different cards of ribbon.  Here’s the one I used on this project: 


It is called Garden Gala/Seaside Retreat and sells for $6.95.   It has 6 different ribbons/trims, 1 yard each, for a total of 6 yards.  FUN stuff.  I only have a limited amount and I see my supplier now is out of stock again.  I’ll try to get more, but it may be a while.  Though I’ve had these ribbons for several months, I was waiting for the paper.  After 4 months, it finally arrived this week!!!  So I’m a happy camper today — paper AND ribbon cards to match!!!  Life is good!


And here’s the paper pack – Webster’s Pages Triple Pack Collection — Seaside Retreat, Garden Gala and Nature’s Storybook.  It’s 6×6 and sells for $5.95Please click here to see the other new paper pack and ribbon cards — I’m loading them at the moment, so please have patience if they aren’t there yet.


As I said above I adhered my 6×6 sheet to the chipboard backing that came in the paper pack, so it’s super sturdy.  To make my easel back for the piece I cut a sheet of heavy cardstock 11 x 5″.  I scored at 3, 6, 9″ and folded it into the triangle shape and adhered to the back of my piece.  Makes up in minutes and is a GREAT and sturdy easel back/base for the display piece.

All items to make this project are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and are all linked above.

Well, that was longer than I expected it to be — thanks for sticking with me if you’re still here!  Now, a few announcements and I’m checking out for the night!  Thanks SO much for stopping in.  Hope you can try out the sketch and remember to use Mr. Linky if you do!  Thanks!! See you soon and have a wonderful weekend!!!


A Double Sale This Week:

This sale runs through Monday morning, June 21, 8 a.m. EST.

ALL May Arts Ribbon by the Spool (NOT cut yardage) is 15% OFF.

ALL Spellbinders products in stock are 15% OFF.  This means all the 4-pack sets marked $79.99 are $67.99; the sets marked $24.99 are $21.24; and the sets marked $19.99 are $16.99.

Prices on my store pages are full price.  The discounts will be reflected on your invoice. 

Email me at [email protected] to order.


A reminder:

6/19 – Saturday morning Somewhat impromptu Stamp Simply Blog Hop planned — hope you can come!


21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Stamp Simply #144 – A Sketch Challenge”

  1. Jenny Gropp says:

    Beautiful, Sharon! I loooove Webster’s pages, this is stunning!

  2. Deb Neerman says:

    Sharon, this is positively stunning! Love the beautiful papers (a must-have!), that wonderful stamp, and the yummy ribbon … this is truly a work of art! Love it!!

  3. Susan G says:

    the ribbons/trims are lovely!

    good sketch…when is due??
    is this something you do weekly? I LOVE sketch challenges


  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Loving that ribbon and lace!

  5. Charlene says:

    Beautiful…as usual!

  6. Julia Aston says:

    Love your card and the great easel idea! Those Webster Pages are just lovely and the ribbons are gorgeous! Love that verse too – a beautiful project Sharon!

  7. Bev J. says:

    Beautiful as are the ribbon/trims. tfs

  8. marilyn says:

    This is stunning love those Webster pages and that is sure gorgeous ribbon . Beautiful project Sharon

  9. Janine says:

    Very vintagey Sharon!! I love it! Hope you will have a great weekend.

  10. Deb Saaranen says:

    Great sketch to play with this week Sharon! Your new products look fantastic too!

    Love your design!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Sharon! Love that you made a display piece out of it!

  12. barb schram says:

    Wowsers, Sharon! I love this creation made into a display piece! Makes me think all your cards should be made into displays! Your work is truly beautiful and inspiring! Have a great weekend!

  13. This is such a stunner Sharon! Love that trim, wowza! I hope I can play in the sketch this week, LOVE sketches!

  14. nancy littrell says:

    So gorgeous and fancy for such a simple sketch. I am leaving in 5 days for a 15 day trip to Norway with our eldest DD Jeani. We will be visiting family in 2 diff. areas with a 200+ reunion in one and family dinner in the other with lots of train/boat touring in between. Jeani and I have been planning our trip for 3 years. Jeani is the genealogist in the family. No stamping for awhile, but I am sure I will return inspired by the culture, family gatherings and beautiful country. Happy Stamping and wish your dad well. Your friend, nancy

  15. Thanks for the awesome sketch!

  16. Jerri Kay says:

    A beautiful card Sharon, love the papers and the embellies are to die for! Beautiful ribbon!!!

  17. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Stunning creation, Sharon! Thanks so much for the sketch I used it to create a Father’s Day card for my hubby.

  18. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Sharon, I just checked my link and it doesn’t connect to my card. Here is the direct link to my card:


  19. Carla Suto says:

    Hi Sharon! Great sketch! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the Webster’s papers and the beautiful ribbon and lace! I finally had a chance to make a card and linked it above.

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