Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Skipping Stones!

A couple of months back, Heather from Skipping Stones Design asked if I'd be interested in playing with some of their stamps. I'd already been eyeing some of the "sweets" sets - something about the combination of sweets, sarcasm and puns really appeals to me! Have you seen some of these sets? Hysterical!

Anyway, I'm excited to be one of their guest designers this month! Each Tuesday there's a new sketch challenge, so I'll be playing along with those this month, and who knows what else along the way?! Below is the sketch for this week in case you'd like to join us.

I thought I'd show off some of the 'softer side of Skipping Stones' this time. This card features stamps from 2 of their inspirational sets. I started with the background panel - a quarter-sheet of glossy white cardstock. The stamps used here are from the Garden Stamp Kiss Set ("kiss" refers to a technique where you ink one stamp with another stamp for a textured look). When I was satisfied with my background, I spritzed it with water and let it dry completely - the water drops gave it some texture, which I sanded lightly for a distressed look. I cut my panel in 4, and sewed the pieces onto my card.

The larger butterfly is from the Healing Wings set. I watercolored it with reinkers. Then, using a flourish graphic on a clear sheet as a template, I pierced along the lines, and used the pierced holes as a guide for my handstitching.

Here's the sketch - if you do decide to play along, link up your card over at the Skipping Stones blog! You can find the other design team members' links there as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

P.S. If you're a Twilight fan, you'll be interested in one of SSD's new releases this month - sadly I'm hopelessly separated from my home culture and miserably out of the loop... but I can relate to their other new release - it's Chocolate Volume #2! I do speak that language.


  1. So excited to have you with us this month! Your card so gorgeous! Love the background, what a cool idea!