Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - Step Up Sketch Challenge!

Welcome to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop!  We have a super fun theme...and I'm super excited about it!  Oh...and it's actually two challenges in one theme!'s challenge one...

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a fun sketch.  And challenge two?  To create two cards...both from the designed for a beginner stamper...and another, stepped up version for the more experienced or avid stamper.'s two challenges in one!  So they are together...

challenge one and two together... the beginner and stepped up versions...and both from our sketch!

I remember so clearly my early stamping days...and the true, simple magic of stamps, ink and paper together.  And so...I wanted to embrace that magic for my beginner stamper this.

To create the focal piece I stamped and punched my sentiment (the best friend anywhere ever, from the Badges & Banners stamp set) and layered it with both a double banner Emerald Envy piece die cut from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and a Watermelon Wonder square.  I also wanted to draw on the small stars in the main sentiment to add a bit of stamped "embellishment" and interest to my I pulled in the solid star image from the Birthday Blast stamp set to give me just the look I was looking for!  

And step it up...I did this.

First...I wanted to stay with the same stamped and punched sentiment.  But this time...I layered it with another stamped and punched piece...setting them at an angle before attaching them to the same double banner die cut Watermelon Wonder for this version.  Then...I replaced the small square from the first version  with a larger layer stamped with a fun image from the Playful Background stamp set.  I attached the focal piece...popping them up...and this time I added the star images by using Enamel Shapes rather than stamping them but with the same Emerald Envy color.  I then added the entire panel to the card front to complete my stepped up, version 2!


and separately...

they're Fancy Friday...for sure! 

Thank you so much for joining us for this Fancy Friday!  And now...I'm sure you'll want to hop over to check out my friend Jenn's Fancy project!  It's sure to be amazing!
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