Monday, March 16, 2015

The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge 2

Yes, I am taking the latest Online card class, and no I have no homework completed on this first day of class. I have a couple of challenges that are blocking out all thought of stretching my dies.  So, on with the challenge cards!

This one is for my blogging friend Leslie's blog challenge - The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge, the second one.   I took two tiny liberties with her sketch....I put the oval on a diet, and fattened up the circle! 

I used the A Muse stamp set nine lives for this card.  I thought the stretched out cat was perfect in an oval shape, and there was a matching sentiment that nicely fills out a circle.
 I cut the oval first, then stamped the cat inside using my stamp positioner. While still in the Spellbinders long oval die, I very lightly inked the interior with first Pine Needles then Tumbled Glass distress inks.  Next I stamped my sentiment and die cut it. It too was inked in the same manner as the oval, but with more pressure. I wanted it darker as a counter point to the oval. I chose some lovely Stampin Up DSP for the background, I love those stripes in contrast to the roundness of the oval and circle.  

Thankfully no one I know of is yet in need of this card...but it will be at the ready!

Thanks for stopping by, and check out Leslie's challenge - you can by clicking on the link above or on the challenge graphic.


  1. Awwww, so cute! And I love it when people take liberties with the sketch. :) Thanks for playing!

  2. The long oval die cut really is perfect with this sketch! I LOVE the critter and your striped papers are so pretty!

  3. Oh wow--wonderful use of that sketch, Cat! The cute image & sentiment worked perfectly! May have to check out that challenge as I'm looking for some changes in where I submit my work.

  4. Cat, this is so adorably sweet.
    Your statements: "put oval on a diet" & "fattened up the circle" made me smile.

  5. Cat, this is so adorably sweet.
    Your statements: "put oval on a diet" & "fattened up the circle" made me smile.


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