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Monday, March 16, 2009

Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

This week I took the easy way out and killed 2 birds with one stone. You see, almost 2 years ago I participated in an AMuse ATC swap. I've had about 20 ATC cards, as adorable as you can imagine, sitting around and have been wanting to convert them into full cards. I have yet to do it.

So, when I saw Mary Jo's sketch challenge for this week, I thought PERFECT sketch for my ATC's. I chose to do my ATC into a full card, but think this sketch would work for more than one of the ATC's I have on hand so I will definitely be going back to it! I searched SCS for a good color combo based on the Sahara Sand I had already used and Blue Bayou and Chocolate Chip worked awesome (CC127).

This card came together so quick and I'm so happy about that! Sometimes I really struggle with the card and this time I chose to use solid layers instead of searching for the perfect patterned cardstock although I know I have some that would work well with this card.

Make sure to check out Mary Jo's blog and join us with your card based on her sketch! I love to see what everyone comes up with.

Card details:
Stamps: AMuse, PapertreyInk "Hi There" sentiment
Cardstock: Vellum, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip
Inks: Black Staz On, Yo Yo Yellow, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Gold Brads, Corkboard, Lumiere, Pearl-Ex, Oval Nestabilities, Scallop punch
You can't really tell in the picture but I colored the palm tree leaves with lumiere and Pearl-Ex, the base of the tree with a SU! Marker. The sun was made by cutting a square and then punching the "sun" shape out of it with a circle punch. I used this as my template when I sponged on the color.


Lisa Somerville said...

Cute, what a great way to use of those ATC's.

Kerry D-C said...

This is CUTE! I love to kill birds! Oh that's not what you meant? hahahaha, JK! Wow! your blog looks great....what's different? LOL!

Lisa Bohler said...

This layout is perfect for your atc usage!!! Great card...I miss Blue Bayou!!!

tonistamps said...

Love the card Kim! And what a great way to use up your leftovers!

Margaret R said...

Your card turned out so pretty! What a great use of your ATCs!! Umm, I'd like to be in that hammock in the tropics somewhere!

Kristen said...

Love this!!!! I wish I was there. Your elements on this card are FAB!

Barbara said...

This turned out wonderfully! I've never joined an ATC swap because I didn't know what to do with all those "little cards!" But, this is FABULOUS!

MJ said...

How the heck did I miss this. Your card is so adorable. You are so right, what a great way to use those ATC--not that I have any,lol. Great card, thanks so much for playing!

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