Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sketch Blues

Hi everyone! Somewhere admist all the "stuff" on today's card, let's hope you can actually spot Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. To see Jen's sketch, click on over to the newly redesigned i{heart}2stamp. There, you'll also find Jen's sample, guest designer Kirsten DuBosque's sample, and all the info on how to play along. For more inspiration, visit the SFYTT regulars:


I mentioned this the other day, but just in case you haven't seen yet, you MUST check out the blog tart Jen has put together to celebrate the new year and her redesigned site. The total value is more than $450, and it all goes to one winner. There's a requirement to enter, but it's a good one that will benefit a philanthropic cause. Check it out!

Today's card is also my sample for this week's color challenge at Our Creative Corner, which is to use two blues plus a neutral. Or neutralS, in my case - I couldn't stop with just one! (Monochromatic color schemes are not my strong suit - I always feel the need to add something to help break up the color.) All the challenge details, as well as samples from the OCC designers, are on the OCC blog. This week's guest designer is a special treat, too - Julia Aston! Just wait until you see her gorgeous card! For more chit-chat on the samples, visit the designers' blogs:

Cindy Haffner
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Jackie Pedro
Jennifer Meyer
Julee Tilman
Kim Teasdale
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynda Benden
Silke Ledlow

Everything is pretty straightforward, there's just a lot going on. The supply list below will identify all the "stuff," but if you have any how-to questions, then as always, just ask! Here's a look at the inside:

Thanks for visiting today!

Stamps: Lift Up Our Hands (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand Brocade Blue, dp by ATD/Momenta
Ink: Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand
Accessories: BossKut flourish die; flowers by CTMH; SU filigree brads, paper piercer, distressing tool, and dimensionals; Offray ribbon; K&Co adhesive pearls


  1. WOW! This is absolutely stunning! Truly a work of art!!!

  2. Amy- I love all of the "stuff" you put on your cards. It adds so much (I'm sure adds much more postage too :) I really like the Boss cut flourish you used (I've seen you use it on a few other cards too) where did you get it? I also enjoyed your examples from last nights Verve release. Will you be adding those to your gallery on SCS? Thanks, as always, for sharing your fabulous creations!

  3. Amy, you are one of the talented few who can take that many details and make 'em look gorgeous, each and every time! Love the floral trio and the ribbon tabs--I wanted to do ribbon for the "side 3" embellishments, but it just didn't work this time!

  4. Hi Amy :) Another gorgeous masterpiece! LOVE the stunning design and amazing detail!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

  5. jen del muro ( 10, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    nothing shy of STUNNING!

  6. A true beauty - inside and out! Love the gorgeous embellishments.

  7. Gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the beautiful touches and the color combo!

  8. This is so gorgeous, love the flower brads in the centers of the flowers.

  9. Great card, Amy!!!! Love the colors, and patterns, and textures.

    LOVE your new blog banner. Who did it? It is perfect for you!!!!!

  10. Gorgeous!!! I love the blues, and love all the textures!!
    hugs, Jami

  11. Great new look you're going with on this one!! As usual you pull it off excellently!!

  12. I swear Amy, your work just gets better and better! This card is absolutely gorgeous ~ EVERY single detail!

  13. Wow. i don't know how you do all that layering. It's abfab!

  14. LOVE your blues Amy...really I think you do monochromatic just fine! Gorgeous sense of texture too!

  15. OOOH!!! What a beautiful card you did. I'm loving all that 'stuff'. You have blended all those bits of 'stuff' together to perfection.
    Can't stop staring at it!
    Viv xx

  16. Amazing artwork - so beautiful. x

  17. So deliciously pretty, Amy! I just love this card!

  18. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! Wow!

  19. Amy, I just love how you can combine flourishes with a distressed look! It's absolutely fabo!

  20. gasp!!!

    Thsi is soooo beautiful!

  21. Amy I love how you used this set. Your design is just beautiful. I love this bible verse. Thanks for sharing Amy.Wishing you God's blessings,
    My new blog. Stop by for a visit-

  22. Really like the shades of blue you makes for a very striking combination. Your design is beautifully done (as always). :)

  23. This is fabulous!!! I love all the pretty accents you add, you really have a way with embellishments!!

  24. beautiful card love it

  25. This is just stunningly beautiful with such a lovely sentiment. Hugs from Desire

  26. Beautiful, love the color, the stamping of the verse over the hands, pretty flowers, love the centers!

  27. Wow Amy - love the blue tones on this card and your embellishments make this truly stunning! I have an award for you on my blog. Your work really is inspiring to me!

  28. Amy - the layout is awesome - this is one gorgeous blue card!!!

  29. Amy, this is incredibly beautiful. And yep, I see the sketch now that you mention it.

  30. Wow, you just make the most beautiful cards! The embellishments are great, and I like the neutralS, it really look great.


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