SIP Challenge 9 – A Sketch!

Monday, glad that you are done! It wasn’t too bad of a day at work so no complaints. I came home, ate dinner and then retreated to the Stampin’ Galley to work on some projects! I needed to get a few cards made and I still have a few more to go before I get all caught up! I really do love to end the day with a little creativity! Now if I could just find a way to get to be creative all day! Any suggestions?! LOL! I have some more pictures to share with you today from my adventures with Michael over the weekend!

Mini FlatIron

We just thought that this building was really cool! Love the pops of red!

Chinatown Street Art 1

And this is what I mean by seeing the city in a while new way! I never noticed that on the building before!

Chinatown Street Art 2

Michael has a great eye for street art! How cool is that?!

I’ll have some more pictures for you tomorrow! Now lets get to today’s post which is for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! This time we have a sketch for you…

SIP Sketch Challenge 9

I had fun putting together my card and I think that you could use it for a couple of different occasions! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I cut out a circle from a piece of Smoky Slate with the Sizzix Circles Framelits and then embossed it with the We R Memory Keepers Woodgrain Embossing Folder. It’s adhered to a piece of Basic Black with Fun Foam and SNAIL. The images are from the Simon Says Stamp Flowers on My Mind Photopolymer Stamp Set. I used Simon Says Stamp Duckling Ink for the flowers and Catkin for the leaves. They are die cut using the matching 2 Flowers and 2 Leaves Craft Dies and adhered in the negative circle with Glue Dots and Foam Tape. My greeting is a piece of Basic Black that I cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Congratulations Wafer Thin Die and it’s adhered to the card with Ranger Multi-Matte Medium. A little Stardust Stickles is added to the centers of the flower and completes the card! I think that this would make a fun Wedding card but also be great just for any time you need a congratulations card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Sketch Challenge! Head on over to the BLOG and check out the rest of the Design Team’s card! We hope that you will enter one in the gallery so we can see your take on the sketch! Thank you for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

SIP Challenge 9-JK-WM

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Flowers on My Mind Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Duckling and Catkin Dye Ink (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Basic Black and Smoky Slate (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: 2 Flowers and 2 Leaves (Simon Says Stamp) and Circles Framelits (Sizzix)

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain (We R Memory Keepers)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Foam Tape


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6 Replies to “SIP Challenge 9 – A Sketch!”

  1. Love those photographs. Love seeing NYC without having to drive there! You’re card is great Anything with woodgrain, whether embossed or DSP, is right up my alley.

    1. Thank you Carol! I’m happy to share them with you and by your virtual NYC tour guide! LOL! Glad that you enjoyed the card too! I’m with you on woodgrain! 🙂

  2. WOW Justin, how cool are those buildings? I just love buildings…. I must have been an architect in a past life or something, because I also love that first one, for the smooth texture and the pop of red. But those other two are really great too! What true artists they are! I’m from Chicago and we have some great buildings too, especially downtown where I worked for over 20 years. If you look up, you’ll see all sorts of gargoyles and such. I’ve never been to NY though; looks like I may have to make that trip, just to see the beautiful buildings and of course, those sunsets you’ve been showing us on the water. Anyway, your card is really nice today! I love those flowers tucked in that circle. Great design too! Thanks for sharing it today. Hope you have a fantastic week! Hugs!

    1. Yes Bobbie! The buildings are neat! The one with red is really neat! I would like to live in there one day! I have been to Chicago and know exactly what you are talking about! You definitely need to come to NY! You would love it! There is really nothing like a Manhattan sunset in the summer! Glad that you like the card too! I hope that you are enjoying your week! Hugs to you! 🙂

  3. Hi Justin:

    I wonder if there is a book out dedicated to showcasing Manhattan architecture? I’ll have to investigate that. I can’t imagine how they built those buildings between buildings. I’m sure you will never see that kind of ingenuity in cities of any size again. Another great city for strolling and looking at buildings is Salem, MA. A friend and I have spent days strolling the streets of Salem and being awed by the detail on the buildings.

    I just love your card today. Of course the grabber for me is always the cut out. To me it’s like looking at a surprise through the top of the “box”. Just plain fun. Your soft color combo with the wood grain is soothing. You did a fantastic job with this one Justin. Wishing you a Tuesday to Treasure………Love and hugs, XO 🙂

    1. Hello Grace!
      I would imagine that there is a book showcasing NY architecture, if not maybe I should get on that! NY Is just so cool because no matter how many times I go around I always see something new! Especially with Michael, he notices things that I never have! I have never been to Salem but have heard that it’s cool. I’ll put that on the list!
      Thank you! I like when there is a cut out too! It’s a fun way to change things up a bit! Hope that you had a great Tuesday and are off to a wonderful Wednesday! Love and hugs to you! XOXOXO 🙂

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