Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sneak Peak- Hello Heartsong 2

Good morning!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another sketch challenge with Skipping Stones Design.  This week's sketch 121 is our final sketch from Angi Barrs (sniff, sniff) and it's pretty awesome.

I happened to stop in Archiver's over the weekend and with some new papers from Cosmo Cricket, pulled together this card:

I started by stamping some of the texture images from Garden Stamp Kiss on a piece of gray patterned paper to give it a bit more interest.  

Next, I stamped the circle pattern from Pumpkin Seed on a piece of yellow patterned paper.  I interpreted the rectangles in the sketch as weaved paper or ribbon, so I punched a piece of melon patterned paper with my "Leave it to Weaver" Fiskars board punch.  I flipped over the piece of paper and punched it again to make longer slots to accomodate a wider strip of paper.  Next, I wove the papers together and trimmed the edge of the yellow paper with pinking shears.  I attached the woven strips to my card.  

For the focal point, I stamped the bird, branch and sentiment all from Heartsong 2 on some lined paper I had cut with a Spellbinders die from the Hopscotch Collection from Pretty Little Studio.  I inked the edge of the label as well as the inside of the bird to give it more color. I adhered the label to the card and finished it with a few buttons tied with twine.  

Here is this week's sketch: 

Ready to give this one a whirl?  Link up your take on this week's sketch to the Skipping Stones blog by next Monday night for your chance to win a free set of your choice!  

Be sure to check out the other DT gals and our guests, AngiAJ Otto and Amy Tsuruta for more inspiring takes on this week's sketch!

Thanks for stopping by! 



  1. This is awesome Katie. I love the stamping you added for interest and that cool strap across the card.
    BTW, I am keeping in mind that tutorial...it's never been requested before. Thanks for the encouragement. ;)

  2. WOWZA Katie...your card is gorgeous. Love that little birdie. Archiver's has the cutest stuff!

  3. Katie, this is nothing less than beautiful! Wow! So many amazing details!

  4. Great card using the sketch, love the music notes in the bird

  5. great card Katie! thanks for having us this month!!

  6. This is awesome katie and thanks for your beautiful comment on my blog post.

  7. I know I keep saying this... but you are the best at color combos on your creations! This is one fantastic card!

  8. Great card Katie!!! I hope you're having a good week!!


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