Thursday, February 18, 2010

SKETCH 41: SENTIMENTS!


Welcome to another Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge! Today we are challenging you to use those fabulous sentiment stamps, stickers, etc. that you have in your collection! Cards featuring only a sentiment image, or even a prominent sentiment with another picture image have been very on trend over the past couple of years, so this card will certainly be fun and trendy! :)

OK, so can someone help me with taking pictures of this textured cardstock? I took a GAZILLION (really, I counted) pictures of this card, and none of them are as clear as the card actually looks! Any tips for photographing textured cardstock?

Anyway... The base of this 3.5" x 7.5" card is textured Soft Suede cardstock from SU. I layered on a piece of Basic Grey Nook and Pantry and punched a border with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, also from SU. The corners were also rounded. CHECK OUT THAT RIBBON! :) It's one of our new ribbons at Limelight, the Yellow Elastic/Ruffle Plaid Ribbon. The three stickers on the bottom right are actually from the Nook and Pantry Pops, 3D layered, glittered stickers. Gorgeous! I sponged them with Chocolate Chip ink to "rough 'em up" a little. The sentiment, naturally, is from the Unity Store Kit of the Month, Life is Fabulous. This is such a fresh stamp set with springy images that I just love! It's fun, when you are getting tired of the cold, to see warm-weather and Eastery things. Like the jelly beans on grocery store shelves. And the birdies in this stamp set. ;)


The Deets:
**Use the sketch above and try to incorporate your favorite SENTIMENTS!!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC041.

**Post a comment with a l
ink to your card right here on the challenge post by Sunday, February 21, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday).
**PRIZE ~ One lucky winner will receive a single sentiment stamp of their choice!!

25 comments:

JenMarie said...

This is beautiful Mandy!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love that sketch and card, Mandy! :) BTW...I tried your cupcake pops and OMG! They were delish, and a huge hit! Thanks for sharing! :)

Maggie said...

I've got nothin' for ya when it comes to taking pics of textured cardstock....but want to tell you your card is purty....that ribbon is so fun! Looking forward to playing along!

ryannmarin said...

Love that ribbon!

Katy said...

Mandy, I love your card and that ribbon has to be mine at some point, I love it!

lynn said...

love your ribbon, mandy! this is my first time to do your challenges. i really liked the sketch and make a card with it. thanks for the challenge!

http://www.millers-ink.net/2010/02/llpc041-sentiments.html

Attainable Treasures said...

Photo Tip: try taking the photo without the flash - use natural lighting as much as possible to reduce the glare.

Nice card layout!

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful card and just love this stetch. Here's my card for the challenge.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1628701?&cat=500&ppuser=66979
Thanks for letting me play along.

Rose said...

luv the sketch and your card is so pretty :) no tips on photos of textured cardstock sorry :( sure would like to know!

Rose said...

my card is HERE

Tenia Nelson said...

This card rocks and I will be playing tomorrow!!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Great card Mandy... I'm not very good at the photo thing. I need tips!

lisa a.

Jan said...

Love this sketch! Here's mine.

Liza Yon said...

Fun sketch! Thanks for posting it. Here is my card http://cardthecardkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/hello-little-chicks.html

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOOORAY for this sketch--LOVE it! I just posted my card:) I'm sorry about the photobox and lighting...I'm still working on it!!!

http://savannahland2.blogspot.com/2010/02/limelight-and-kim-hughes-challenge-card.html

THANKS again:) Have a great weekend!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a fun challenge!! You can check out my card here:
http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com/2010/02/some-cards-that-i-created-today.html

Thanks for the fun!!

-t

Maggie said...

Here's what I came up with...thanks for the inspiration!
http://stampsinhallways.blogspot.com/2010/02/get-outta-town.html

Ann said...

Great card and a fun sketch, Mandy! This one flew together so quickly for me!

http://creativeantics.blogspot.com/2010/02/irish-blessings.html

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Lisa H. said...

ack! how did I miss this....too cute, love the dp! great card, Mandy!

Julie said...
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Julie said...

Great card Mandy....here is mine

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1630927?&cat=500&ppuser=13926

JanR said...

Hi, me again. I decided I wasn't thrilled with my last card and I reworked it. I'm much happier with it now. You can see it here. I'll try not to bug you for the rest of the night!

BananaStamper said...

What a fantastic sketch and challenge - I will be using this one again! I hope I'm not too late to play along....here is my card:
http://bananastamper.blogspot.com/2010/02/scatter-sunshine.html

Can't wait to see what your next challenge is...
Cheers,
Shanna :)

Ravengirl said...

Oh Mandy! I didn't have time this weekend to get to this sketch. I will make it after I get home from work, but it will probably be to late :( Oh well, better late than never!