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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sweet Stop sketch #2 inspired by Faviana

Hi there! Do you like sketch challenges? If so then Korin has a great one to try this week on the new sweet stop blog. Each Saturday there will be a new sketch posted on the Sweet Stop blog and one Saturday a month will be a prize Saturday. I also combined the sketch this week with the inspiration challenge today on SCS which was Faviana prom gowns. Take a look at the sketch and my card:

Did you know that Sweet N Sassy stamps has digital stamps available for purchase? Every Thursday some new images are added to the collection. Some are single images are single images and others are mini sets. There is quite a variety to choose from. This is a great new affordable way to get some new "stamps" to play with. I have to admit that at first I was a bit intimidated with them but now I think a digi monster has been created in me LOL! Today's card is the first digi image that I have ever used. It is called sweet thang and is a mini set. I simply cropped the cupcake image using my photoshop program and made it the size I wanted. Yes, that is right you can make the images any size you want which is one of the cool things about digi images! I then colored it with my copics. Copics work pretty well with digis and some printers are better than others. I have an HP printer which is not one of the better inks but it still worked fine for me. I just was fairly careful about not going over the lines too heavily. If you watercolor then you need to use watercolor paper and Diana Gibbs I know has a tutorial regarding this. I have not tried it yet. I then cut out the top of the cupcake and popped it up over the first and the popped up just the cherry for the 3rd layer. The sprinkles were accented with stickles and the cherry was accented with crystal effects.

Here is the inside of the card. For the cupcake border I just resized the same cupcake image that I used on the front of the card and cut an pasted it several times to create my border. That is pretty cool huh? I then used some sentiments from the newly release birthday greetings set for the inside of my card.

My fellow Sweet N Sassy DT member Deedee Anderson has some wonderful tutorials for you on how to work with digi images located on her blog sidebar. As a matter of fact, that is how I learned so I could make this card.

I hope you will go and take a peek at the digital images available for download at Sweet N Sassy stamps. I don't think you will be dissappointed. Digital images not your thing? Well all the spring and summer stamp sets are on sale this month 15% off and there are plenty to choose from in the Sweet N Sassy stamps store

stamps- Sweet Thang digi set and Birthday greetings stamp set both from Sweet N Sassy stamps
CS- Paper Temptress watermelon sorbet cardstock, bazzill bling orange, SU green galore, dp
copics- YG06, YG09, RV17, RV19, YR16, YR07
accessories- double sided satin ribbon, stickles, crystal effects, birthday cb folder, shimmer brads, primas, circle nesties, white gel pen

Enjoy your weekend!


Sandy said...

Wow! What a super fun card and lots of detail. It's beautiful!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful card, bright happy colors!

Ceal said...

Super Adorable!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Beautiful card Janette and I love the added dimension you've given to the cupcake and great dp too, Big Hugs, Nikki x