It’s been a long time since I’ve played with a sketch challenge. I was
wasting time online doing research the other day and ran across Create With Connie and Mary. Seems as though I’m always pinning cards from their challenges, so I decided to jump in. Here’s the sketch:
Pretty simple, wouldn’t you say? And my concept came together quickly – UNTIL – I got to that embellishment on the top. (There’s always an “until”, isn’t there?) Lots of fussing and fiddling, but I finally made a decision.
Honestly, I think there are 5 or 6 stamp sets here. I can tell you that the DSP is Epic Day This ‘n That, the card stock is Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Pear Pizazz, and the ribbon is Naturals Trim and Burlap. I cut the top of the pocket and the top of the insert with the Adorning Accents edgelit, and I double cut one of the Chalk Talk framelits to create the shape behind the postage stamp. I hauled out my sewing machine to stitch the pocket together.
Here’s the card outside of the pocket. Yes, I see that the sentiment is crooked, I have decided that is my trademark. However, please also note the glorious arc of the trim at the top. Clear mount stamps rock my stamping universe!!