Hello!Makeesha's sketch challenge had me stumped this week - I was really thrown by the oval, as I don't own any cutters or templates... so I decided to make a mini card, and use my wide oval punch!
I have used a Whisper White Love Note card as the base, with Choc Chip and So Saffron DSP layered over it, and So Saffron striped grosgrain ribbon. I used Choc Chip ink to stamp the gorgeous owl (from Forest Friends) and used my stamp-a-ma-jig and marker to add the branch from Great Friend to the end of the branch that the owl is on. I stamped the Great Friend branch in the background and again to cut out and pop up on the edge of the oval. The So Saffron oval was punched out using the wide oval punch, and the edges sponged in So Saffron ink. I added a white button (from the Button Latte pack) and white brads to tie in the elements from the sketch. The greeting is also from the Great Friend set. Both of these stamp sets are from the Spring Mini catalogue - I really hope they don't retire in November, as they are so beautiful and versatile.
I have been making lots of cards lately for family birthdays, Fathers' Day and for a class I am doing next week - I know some of the recipients read my blog so I will wait a little longer to upload the pics! I have been so happy and excited with all this stamping going on, and to top it all off I have just found out that the Brisbane Regionals are coming up in November - I can't wait for my first event :)